Many Broadway theaters will no longer check vaccination status after April 30, the Broadway League announced Friday.
The League, however, did decide to extend the current mask requirement for audience members through at least May 31. They plan to announce audience masking protocols for June and beyond in May.
Many venues in the city no longer require proof of vaccination, but Broadway has continued to require at least two doses of a two-dose vaccine, or one dose of a one-dose vaccine. That requirement was extended to April 30 in January. It originally covered all patrons ages 12 and up, and was expanded to cover 5- to 11-year-olds in December.
It's been two years and one month since all Broadway theaters were forced to close due to the pandemic, in March 2020. The industry only fully began to reopen last fall, with strict masking and vaccine policies for audiences.
According to the Broadway League, over 5 million attendees have seen a Broadway show since performances resumed. The League advises ticket holders to consult their point of purchase or show website about vaccination requirements.