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Where to Get a COVID-19 Test Before Seeing a Broadway Show

Broadway is back and back safely! In order to see a Broadway show, audience members ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some guests who may not be able to be fully vaccinated due to being under the age of 12, a medical exception, or a sincerely held religious belief are allowed two other options in order to attend a Broadway performance.

Audience members who fall into one of those categories may provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed by a medical provider within 72 hours of the performance start time. They may also instead acquire a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time which may be performed by a medical professional or by using an over-the-counter testing kit. Whichever test option is chosen, both must clearly show the date and time of the test. Full policies can be found here.

Are you coming to Broadway and looking to have that negative test before entering the theatre? Here are a few options to check out so you’re ready to enjoy the show.


CTS Mobile COVID Testing Van

Already in Times Square and heading to one of the theatres nearby? There are two easily accessible options that are free of charge. CTS Mobile Testing will be in Times Square providing tests daily with no out-of-pocket expense for you. One location can be found at Broadway Plaza between 44th and 45th Streets, or the Broadway Plaza between 42nd and 43rd Streets. Head to the tent to get your swab for either a PCR test or a rapid test. You can either receive a PCR test or a rapid test. The sites are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. More information can be found here.

NYC Health + Hospitals Testing Locations

Walk-in PCR testing is available at no cost to you at these NYC Health + Hospitals locations listed here. The Times Square Testing Site is located at 701 Seventh Avenue (between W 47th and W 48th Street) aka 20 Times Square. Rapid testing may also be available.

Rapid Reliable Testing

Located at 5 Times Square, Rapid Reliable Testing offers rapid antigen tests for $30 as well as the option to schedule your appointment online, making it easy to plan this into your trip to Broadway. Book an appointment and find out more here.

For other testing locations in New York City, check out this guide put together by the City of New York.


Broadway is dedicated to keeping audiences safe and we look forward to welcoming you back to our theatres. For more detailed information, read the Vaccination & Mask Policy.