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 of all ages.

Wear Your Mask

Everyone is required to wear a well-fitted mask that fully covers their nose and mouth at all times within our venues. We strongly recommend wearing an N95, KN95, or KF94 mask, or double-masking. The only exception to this requirement is for performers while performing.

Bring Proof of Vaccination and ID

Negative PCR or antigen test results are not accepted in place of proof of vaccination.

  • Visitors must present proof of full vaccination including at least one booster dose; or
  • Visitors who are vaccinated but have not received a booster dose (regardless of eligibility) must present proof of vaccination and proof of negative results from an antigen test taken within 24 hours; or
  • Visitors under 5 who are not yet eligible for the vaccine must show negative results from an antigen test taken within 24 hours.

To expedite entry, please be sure everyone in your party is prepared with their proof of vaccination and valid photo ID each time they enter our venues. Visitors over 18 may attest to the identity of a minor companion.

Accepted forms of proof of vaccination include your CDC vaccination card, a photo of the card, or digital vaccine attestation through a recognized app (such as the SMART Health Card or Excelsior Pass). All vaccines listed for emergency use by the WHO are accepted.

Accepted forms of proof of negative antigen test may include timestamped results loaded in a 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. Concessions may be available at the venue to be consumed in the lobby and outdoor patio, but only water may be consumed within the theater.

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

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.

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 June 1, 2022 at 5:15PM ET.