Nederlander Theatres Vaccination & Mask Policies


Last updated and effective as of July 30, 2021. This vaccination policy is in effect for performances now through October 31, 2021. For performances in November 2021 and beyond, we anticipate a review of policies in September, and may include a relaxation of certain provisions or an extension of this policy as the science dictates.

Guests who wish to enter any of the NYC theatres owned and/or operated by the Nederlander Organization, Inc. as listed below, collectively known as “Theatre”, will be required to follow the vaccine policy herein.

Theatre Current Show
Brooks Atkinson Theatre SIX
Gershwin Theatre WICKED
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre TINA
Marquis Theatre Dark
Minskoff Theatre THE LION KING
Nederlander Theatre THE LEHMAN TRILOGY
Neil Simon Theatre MJ
Richard Rodgers Theatre HAMILTON


To be permitted to enter a Theatre, guests will need to be Fully Vaccinated (as defined below) with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine. Evidence of the vaccination will be required at the time of entry along with a valid ticket for the show playing in the Theatre. Other health & safety requirements may be required in addition to the vaccine. See further details on the Health & Safety Protocols.

“Fully vaccinated” means on the day of the performance date as shown on the valid ticket, a guest is:

  • at least 14 days after their second dose of an FDA or WHO approved two dose COVID-19 vaccine, or
  • at least 14 days after their single dose of an FDA or WHO approved single dose COVID-19 vaccine.

Proof of vaccination must come directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination. Guests may display proof on a smartphone or present a physical copy. New York State residents, or anyone who received a COVID-19 vaccine in New York State, may present proof through the use of the Excelsior Pass (for more details, visit: epass.ny.gov) or any other digital app.

The only exceptions are:

  • guests under the age of 12, who must be accompanied by an adult that meets our Theatres’ vaccination requirements; or
  • guests who need reasonable accommodations due to a medical exception or a sincerely held religious belief

For guests who are not able to be vaccinated for one of the reasons listed above, they must provide proof of ONE of the following instead of evidence of vaccination:

  • negative COVID-19 PCR test performed by a medical provider within 72 hours of the performance start time.  The test results must clearly show the date and time of the test.


  • negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time.  The test results must clearly show the date and time of the test.  This test may be performed by a medical professional or by using an over-the-counter testing kit.

Together with the proof of vaccination,

  • Guests 18 years or older must also present a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport.
  • Guests 12-18 may use a government-issued ID or school ID.
  • Guests under 12 do not require ID, but must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements.

Entry will be denied for guests who do not provide the documentation as required above.


Masks are required for all guests, regardless of vaccination status.  Masks must be worn at all times while visiting the Theatre except when eating or drinking in designated areas. All masks must completely cover the nose and mouth and comply with the CDC guidelines for acceptable face coverings.