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Covid Safety

Know Before You Go

With the health and safety of performers, audiences, and our staff in mind, 59E59 Theaters is electing to continue with our existing mask mandate and vaccine requirements.

This policy is subject to change. Policy changes will be updated here on 59E59’s website and all communication channels, and will be shared with all ticket holders directly in advance of their event. 

Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation.

Do not come to the theater if you are feeling unwell or exhibit any Covid symptoms, regardless of the results of any recent Covid test.


Please arrive early for vaccine verification and security checkpoints. Doors open approximately 45 minutes prior to show time. Latecomers will be seated at management’s discretion.


Effective February 7, 2022, Audiences will need to show proof of vaccination and are strongly encouraged to have a booster dose (if eligible) to attend a performance at 59E59 Theaters.

“Vaccination” means having received (a) the second dose of an FDA or WHO authorized 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or (b) the single dose of an FDA or WHO authorized 1-dose vaccine or (c) for international guests, 2 doses of any “mix and match” combination of an FDA or WHO approved vaccines (14 days) before your performance date. 

Proof of vaccination must be provided along with a government issued photo ID with matching name. Proof of vaccination can be shown with one of the following:

  • your vaccination card, 
  • a photo of your vaccination card, or 
  • via an official governmental mobile app or website; 
    • NYS residents or those who received a vaccination in NYS may present proof of vaccination via the Excelsior Pass app. For more information about the Excelsior Pass please visit


Effective February 11, 2022, masks remain mandatory inside our building and theater spaces. KN95 (or better) masks are highly recommended PLUS we are providing one to anyone who wants it, upon arrival.


In consultation with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) experts, we have upgraded our air filtration and circulation equipment. This has included the addition of MERV 13 filters, which are capable of filtering and trapping the coronavirus, and industrial ionizers, which also targets viral particles in the air—basically, an industrial sized version of the type of air purifiers many people keep in their homes! 


In addition to rigorous cleaning practices, you’ll also find touch-free automatic hand soap dispensers and multiple hand sanitizer stations throughout the building.  Touch-free water and bottle filling dispensers are also available. 


As we require proof of vaccination for all guests, artists and staff, we are permitted by government and CDC regulations to operate at full capacity without social distancing rules.


Tickets for all events will be emailed to patrons in advance of the performance. Digital tickets will be available to print-at-home or can be presented on a smartphone to the usher upon entering the building.