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Answers to Your Vaccine and Mask Questions

If you're thinking about attending a show or are getting ready to go to the theatre, The Shubert Organization has answers to your vaccine and mask questions. Just be sure to double check guidelines with your show before you go!

What vaccines are approved?
The theatre will only accept FDA and WHO approved vaccines. View a list of approved vaccines. For two-dose vaccines (such as Pfizer or Moderna), you must complete both doses to be considered fully vaccinated.

How do I prove I’m vaccinated?
The theatre will accept a paper vaccination card, a photocopy of your card, a photo of your card on your phone, a digital vaccine app (such as Excelsior, Docket, NYC Covid Safe, or Clear), as well as other international vaccine records. Bring it with you to the theatre, along with a valid photo ID.

I’m not vaccinated. Can I still see a show?
If you have a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that prevents you from being vaccinated, please bring proof of a negative test. Here is what’s being accepted:

  • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time
  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time

I’m vaccinated, but my vaccine isn’t FDA or WHO approved. What do I do?
If your vaccine isn’t on the list, you’ll need proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter the theatre.

I have a child age 5-18. What do I do?
Children ages 5-18 must be vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine OR present a negative test to attend a show.

I have a child under 5 who isn’t vaccinated yet.
If your child is not vaccinated due to their age, they’ll need proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter the theatre.

Where can I get a COVID-19 test near the theatre?
There are a number of urgent care and pharmacy testing locations in and around the Theatre District. To find a location, click here. There are also many pop-up testing tents and vehicles in the area. Results must be provided by a qualified lab and administered by a heath care professional. The theatre will not accept “at-home” rapid antigen tests.

I can’t wear a mask due to a medical condition. Can I enter the theatre?
Masks are required for all guests inside the theatre, regardless of vaccination status. All face coverings must cover the nose and mouth and comply with the CDC guidelines for acceptable face coverings.

What types of ID can I use for my child age 12-18?
Guests 12-18 may provide a valid government-issued or school ID (with or without photo), or a photo or photocopy of their birth certificate.

Do I need ID for my child under 12?
Children under 12 do not need ID but must be accompanied by an adult who meets the vaccine or test requirements.