COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Policy


Updated April 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. 

Masks and vaccinations will still be required at the final performances of LOST IN YONKERS on April 28, 29, 30, and May 1. 

Given the high vaccination rate in Connecticut, and following updated guidelines from medical professionals advising the performing arts, Hartford Stage will no longer require masks for most performances starting June 1.

Masks will still be welcomed and encouraged. We will also no longer be checking proof of vaccination or a negative test upon entry into the theater. 

For patrons who would still prefer to be in an audience with masks required, we will continue to offer select performances with mandated masks and vaccination check at the door. Wednesday, June 8 at 7:30pm, Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30pm, Friday, June 17 at 8:00pm, and Saturday, June 25 at 2:00pm have been designated as Mask & Vaccination Checks Required days. If you are a current ticketholder and would like to switch into one of those performances, or are currently in one of those performances and would like to switch out, please fill out our Subscriber Ticket Exchange form at

For select performances:

LOST IN YONKERS: Thursday, April 28 at 7:30pm, Friday, April 29 at 8:00pm, Saturday, April 30 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Sunday, May 1 at 2:00pm

KISS MY AZTEC!: Wednesday, June 8 at 7:30pm, Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30pm, Friday, June 17 at 8:00pm, and Saturday, June 25 at 2:00pm

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 vaccination (Pfizer) completed 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. Drinks will be allowed inside the theatre, except during the remaining performances of LOST IN YONKERS and these select Mask Required performances of KISS MY AZTEC! — Wednesday, June 8 at 7:30 pm, Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 pm, Friday, June 17 at 8:00 pm, and Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 pm — when consumption must take place in the lobby.

Food is not allowed inside the theatre at any time.

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.