COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Policy


As of November 18, 2021. Policies will be reviewed regularly and updated as needed.

The health and safety of our patrons, staff, volunteers, cast, and crew is our top priority. Based on CDC and local guidance, the following requirements are currently in effect for everyone’s protection:

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (see details below)
  • A mask properly covering the mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status

Patrons who cannot provide appropriate documentation will not be allowed into the building.

Proof of Vaccination Requirements

  • Patrons ages 12 and up must show show proof of vaccination completed at least 14 days prior of either Pfizer (2 doses), Moderna (2 doses), or Johnson & Johnson (1 dose).
  • Patrons ages 5-11 must show proof of 1 vaccination dose (Pfizer) administered at least 14 days prior to the performance.

Please be prepared to show physical or digital proof of vaccination.


Proof of Negative Test Results

Alternatively, patrons must provide proof of one of the following:

  • Negative COVID-19 antigen test (either professionally administered or home test) taken within 6 hours of the performance start time. Home tests require a photo of your negative test with a timestamp.OR
  • Negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time.

Both options will require a temperature and symptom screening at the door. Please plan your arrival with sufficient time.

Mask Policy

Masks are required for all patrons regardless of vaccination status and must cover the mouth and nose except while eating or drinking in lobby spaces. If a patron does not have an acceptable mask, a mask will be provided.

Food and Drink Policy

The lobby bars will be open before the performance and at intermission. All consumption must take place in the lobby or outside the building. Food and drinks are NOT allowed inside the theatre.

To ease bar traffic and help patrons finish their food and drinks before Act 2, we recommend pre-ordering your intermission drinks at the bar before the performance.

Ventilation Improvements

In response the pandemic Hartford Stage has made  the following updates to its existing system as recommended by the CDC, ASHRAE and our HVAC maintenance vendor.

  • All filtration have been upgraded to MERV-13 filters.
  • Per recommendations the HVAC system condenser coils have been cleaned with a disinfectant agent.
  • HVAC systems been programmed for the maximum air changes per hour as allowed.