Status Updates

Welcome back to Broadway.

Select Broadway shows have begun performances. Learn what you can expect during your next visit to Broadway—and be sure to check back here as information is updated often.

Welcome Back to the Broadway Theater District

The Broadway Theater District is located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Reopening of Broadway shows, and area businesses, is subject to state, and local guidelines.

Broadway Shows

Reopening Status
To see the status of specific Broadway shows, view the Broadway Show Tracker on the Broadway App or check the Shows page.

Broadway Theater District Businesses

As of August 17, people 12 and older are required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO for:

Indoor dining
Includes restaurants, catering halls, event spaces, hotel banquet rooms, bars, nightclubs, cafeterias, grocery stores with indoor dining, coffee shops and fast food or quick service with indoor dining

Indoor fitness
Includes gyms, fitness centers, fitness classes, pools, indoor studios and dance studios

Indoor entertainment
Includes movie theaters, music and concert venues, museums, aquariums and zoos, professional sports arenas, indoor stadiums, convention centers, exhibition halls, performing arts theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, pool and billiard halls, recreational game centers, adult entertainment and indoor play areas

This new requirement — called the Key to NYC — includes bars, fitness gyms, movie and stage theatres, museums and other indoor venues. Staff at these locations are also required to be vaccinated.

For more information, visit the official NYC website.

Enhanced Health and Safety Measures

To ensure the safety of everyone in the theater, the owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theaters in New York City will require proof of vaccinations for audience members, as well as performers, backstage crew, and theater staff, for all performances through January 2, 2022. Masks will also be required for audiences inside the theater, except while eating or drinking in designated locations.Under the policy, guests over the age of 12 will need to be Fully Vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine AND 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 – no photo required.)“Fully vaccinated” means:
  •  on the date of the performance a guest is at least 14 days after their second dose of a two dose COVID-19 vaccine, or
  •  at least 14 days after their single dose of an approved single dose COVID-19 vaccine.
Guests under 12 will need proof of ONE of the following instead of proof of vaccination and must be accompanied by an adult that meets our Theaters’ vaccination requirements:
  • 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, or
  • a 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.
For performances starting January 3, 2022 and beyond, theater owners anticipate a review of policies will be determined by December 1, 2021.Limited exceptions allowing for testing and masking are being made for people with a medical condition that prevents vaccination.Please verify the theater policies and requirements before making your purchase.

As Broadway shows resume performances, check back for more information about the measures theaters are taking to be ready for your visit, and what you will need to know before you go.

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