COVID-19 Protocols

Audience, artist, and staff safety is A.R.T.’s top priority. We are taking many steps to protect against COVID-19 as we reopen our theater based on current disease dynamics and CDC, state, and Harvard guidelines. Please review the details in full to prepare for your visit. These policies apply to all audience members, including children under 12.

Wear Your Mask

Everyone is required to wear a CDC-approved mask at all times within our venues, regardless of vaccination status. The only exception to this requirement is for performers while performing.

Bring Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test Results

All visitors must present proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival, along with valid photo ID, each time they enter the Loeb Drama Center. Visitors over 18 may attest to the identity of a minor companion. To expedite entry, please be sure everyone in your party is prepared with their proof of vaccination or negative test results and valid photo ID.

Options for showing proof of vaccination include your CDC vaccination card, a photo of the card, or digital vaccine attestation through the free Bindle app or another recognized app (such as the Excelsior Pass).

Anyone who is exempt from or ineligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (including children) will be required to present results from a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours, or a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours before entering the theater. Proof of negative status may include timestamped results loaded in your Bindle app or another recognized app, or a digital or physical copy.

When to Stay at Home

If you or someone in your party is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (such as fever, a sore throat, chills, cough, shortness of breath, congestion, nausea, or vomiting) at the time of your performance or has been exposed to COVID-19, please contact to exchange your tickets (subject to availability).

Seating and Concessions

As allowed by current guidelines, audience members will not be required to physically distance within the theater, however no food or drinks will be available for sale. Water brought from home may be consumed within our venues from containers that do not require full mask removal. Masks may only be removed when actively drinking and must be replaced immediately when finished.

Cleaning and Ventilation

We have increased frequency of cleaning of high-touch surfaces and high-trafficked spaces. We have also improved ventilation by upgrading our air filtration system to a MERV 13 rating.

Stay Informed

Through our continued collaboration with the Healthy Buildings Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on the Roadmap for Recovery and Resilience for Theater, our policies are responding to and adapting with the science. COVID-19 protocols for attendance will be communicated to you in advance of your performances. Please read all pre-show correspondences for up-to-date information and forward them to others in your party.

Please Note: These policies are subject to additions and changes. Ticket holders who do not comply with venue policies will not be admitted. Ticket holders who are unable to comply can exchange to a different performance at which they are able to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (subject to availability).

We are grateful to our audiences for their partnership in preventing the spread of infection and keeping our community healthy. We look forward to seeing you at the theater.

Updated December 1, 2021 at 6:15PM ET.