COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Policy


Updated July 2022. Policies are being closely monitored as COVID-19 evolves and we will make updates here as soon as we are able to do so.

Hartford Stage has been closely monitoring the evolution of COVID-19 and taking many factors into careful consideration as we approach decisions about if and when to adjust our audience policies. 

Given the high vaccination rate in Connecticut, and following updated guidelines from medical professionals advising the performing arts, Hartford Stage is currently not requiring masks inside the theater, or proof of vaccination or negative Covid test.

At this present moment, we anticipate that we will not be requiring proof of vaccination and masks to enter the theater next season. We are carefully monitoring conditions and taking many factors into consideration. Our policy may get adjusted as we approach the first performances in October.

Food and Drink Policy

The lobby bars will be open before the performance and at intermission. Drinks are allowed inside the theater, but all consumption of food must take place in the lobby.

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

Your health and safety are important to us. We’ve been working with Daniel Penn Associates and Cleaner Air Ventures to help reduce the risk of airborne COVID-19 transmission inside of our venues. Their research and investigations indicate that our well-designed HVAC system works to limit the build-up and concentration of potentially harmful aerosols, including human-emitted pathogens – the main transmission pathway of the Coronavirus.  Our quality infrastructure, along with additional safety measures taken during the 2021/2022 season helped prevent the cancellation of any performances due to COVID-19.