The Waiting Game

Covid Safety

Know Before You Go


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.


Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to show time. Latecomers will be seated at management’s discretion.


Effective October 18, 2022, proof of vaccination is no longer required. We strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated to develop immunity and provide protection against severe illness and death from Covid-19.


Effective November 12, 2022 – masks are OPTIONAL to enter our building and theater spaces. Although not required, audience members are strongly encouraged to wear masks. Plus, we will provide 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. 


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.

Pictured: Marc Sinoway and Joshua Bouchard in THE WAITING GAME (2019) by Charles Gershman and directed by Nathan Wright. Presented by Snowy Owl. Photo by Carol Rosegg.