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Westside Theatre Upstairs

Theater Policies

The Westside Theater has recently updated their health & safety policies. As the theater updates its policies, we will update this page to reflect them.

COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines

We’re all in this together.

Broadway is all about gathering together and sharing in the experience of live theatre. Lincoln Center Theatre is committed to the health and safety of all members of the Broadway community—theatre employees, production staff, cast, and audience members.

To ensure the safety of everyone in the theatre, the following policies will be in place:

 

MASKS REQUIRED

For performances through February 28, 2022:

Everyone in the theatre must wear acceptable face coverings at all times, including during the show, except while eating or drinking in designated locations. All face coverings must cover the nose and mouth and comply with the CDC guidelines for acceptable face coverings.

 

VACCINATIONS REQUIRED

For performances through February 28, 2022:

Guests ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine in order to attend a show and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry into the theatre with their valid ticket. “Fully vaccinated” means the performance date you are attending must be:

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

Guests ages 5 to 11 must provide proof of one of the following:

  • - at least one dose of an FDA or WHO authorized COVID-19 vaccine, received at least 14 days before the performance, OR
  • - a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance, OR
  • - a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test within 6 hours of the performance.

Children under the age of 5 and those who need reasonable accommodations due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief must provide proof of at least one of the following, in addition to properly wearing a mask inside the building:

  • - negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance, OR
  • - negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance.

Guests may present proof of vaccination or a negative test on paper or a smartphone. For example, 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.


At-home tests will not be accepted. Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted.


NOTE: Due to proximity to the actors, anyone seated in row A must be fully vaccinated and masked the entire performance. Proof of vaccination will be required before seating. No exceptions.


Photo ID. All guests 18 years or older must also present a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport. Guests under 18 may use a school ID, no photo required. Other forms of ID may also be accepted, such as a copy of a birth certificate or other government-issued ID. Guests under 12 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.

 

For performances starting March 1, 2022: Policies will be announced at a later date.

UPDATED: November 8, 2021. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

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