Broadway, Carnegie Hall, and the Met Opera to Require Audiences to Present Proof of Vaccination and to Wear Masks

By Paul Riegler on 30 July 2021
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Carnegie Hall in New York City

When Broadway theaters reopen, only those who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter their portals.

The new policy was announced by theater owners Friday morning.

The policy, which will be in effect at all 41 Broadway houses, will only allow exemptions for children under 12 who currently cannot receive vaccinations.  All theatergoers will be required to don face masks while in the theater.  A similar policy was announced Thursday for cast and crew.

The Metropolitan Opera, which hopes to reopen in September at its home in Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall, which will open in October, will not only require proof of vaccination but bar children under the age of 12.

All Broadway theaters as well as the Met plan to operate at full capacity, with no social distancing.  Masks will be optional at the Met.

The Met seats 3,800 while Broadway houses can accommodate audiences from 600 to 1,900.

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