Covid Safety

Know Before You Go

As you prepare to join us for live performances at 59E59 Theaters, here is information about our Covid Policy and the physical modifications we have made to make your visit more comfortable.

59E59 Theaters will stay current with and adhere to the guidelines of the CDC, New York State, and New York City. Therefore, this policy is subject to change pending any and all updates. 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.


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.


Audiences will need to be fully vaccinated to attend a performance at 59E59 Theaters. Fully vaccinated means having had your second shot or single shot (based on vaccination type) of an FDA or WHO authorized COVID-19 vaccine two weeks (14 days) before your performance date. Proof of full 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

The only exception to the full vaccination requirement are for those under the age of 12. In these cases, proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior to performance or proof of negative rapid COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance will be required and masks must be worn.


Masks are required for all guests, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn at all times, except when eating or drinking in designated areas. All masks must completely cover the nose and mouth and comply with the CDC guidelines for acceptable face coverings.


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.


No printed programs will be distributed. Patrons will be able to access a digital program via a QR code that will be available at the venue.