Health, Safety & Ticket Policies

For nearly 80 years, New York City Center has served as a home for the best of the performing arts for all New Yorkers. Your safety, and that of our artists, crew, and staff, continues to be our first priority. Please check back on this page for the latest information. Please check back on this page for the latest information. Policies as of January 10, 2022.

We are committed to following the latest health and safety protocols established by the CDC, local government, and unions.

Vaccinations & Boosters

City Center is a fully vaccinated venue.

Please note that our updated vaccination and booster policies apply to adults and children.

Artists, crew, staff, and audience members will need to provide proof of their full Covid-19 vaccination. (You are fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine or both doses of a two-dose vaccine, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization.) As of January 31, 2022, all eligible artists, crew, staff, and audience members are required to provide proof of receiving a Covid-19 booster. (The booster requirement only entails proof of having received a shot. There is no additional waiting period needed for entry.)  

Booster eligibility as defined by the Centers for Disease Control can be found here.

If you or your child are not yet eligible for a Covid-19 booster, you are still able to attend and provide proof that you are two weeks past a one-dose vaccine or both doses of a two-dose vaccine. Once you become eligible for the booster, you have a two-week grace period in which to obtain your booster for entry. Please note: a recent Covid-19 infection does not exempt you from the booster requirement.  

Children under the age of 17 will not be required to present a Photo ID, as long as they are accompanied by parents or guardians with valid photo ID.  
Children under 5 will not be admitted.

Upon arrival to the theater, vaccination proof must be presented along with your ticket. Please bring your government-issued photo ID and register in advance for one of the following forms of vaccination proof:

As of August 17, 2021, under New York City requirements, all audience members must be vaccinated. We do not have the ability to make exceptions for in-person attendees who are not vaccinated, regardless of the reason. We understand that you are unable to receive the vaccine, and we regret that we are not able to welcome you to a performance at this time. If necessary, we are happy to refund you the price of your ticket. Please refer to this New York City information sheet if you have additional questions.


Approved masks must be worn by audience members, staff, and crew at all times while inside New York City Center.

Please note: CDC guidelines state that bandanas, gaiters, or masks with vents/valves are not approved masks. If you do not have an approved mask, City Center will provide one for you.



Our ventilation systems use recommended MERV 13 or higher air filters. They continue to maximize fresh air intake for proper fresh air turnover in all our stage, theater, studios, and lobby spaces.


In accordance with CDC, state (NY Forward), and local guidelines, we have employed a comprehensive slate of new cleaning protocols and increased frequency to ensure that all points of contact are cleaned and sanitized before and after every performance.

Artists, crew, staff, and audiences are encouraged to wash their hands frequently.

Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the theater.

Mobile Ticketing

Providing a seamless arrival to the theater, you can scan your tickets from your mobile device and walk right to your seats with mobile ticketing. 

Ticketing Fees


Single Tickets


Handling Fees

$7.00 per ticket

$20 per order

Facility Fees (Mainstage & Stage I)

$2.50 per ticket

$2.50 per ticket

Facility Fees (MTC Stage II)

$1.00 per ticket

$1.00 per ticket

Handling fees are charged for online and phone orders. Facility fees are charged per ticket on all orders (online, phone, and box office).


Single ticket buyers

If you or someone in your party is exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms or has tested positive within the past 14 days, single ticket buyers may request an exchange or credit on account. Refunds are not offered for performances after January 1, 2022.

Please note: For ticket purchased prior to October 16, 2021, we will honor the conditions in place at the time of your purchase.

Encores! subscribers

Encores! subscribers can request an exchange, credit on account, or full refund up to 24 hours before the original date of your performance.

Requests can be submitted by emailing us at

Third Party Resellers

New York City Center is not responsible for tickets purchased through unauthorized third parties. Tickets purchased from third parties including ticket resale websites may not be valid and may be unusable for admittance.

Please contact the original point of purchase for their policies.

Subscriptions and Ticket Packages

Encores! subscriptions can be purchased online and by phone. Subscriptions require that the same number of tickets be purchased in the same seat location and at the same price for all three Encores! productions.

Access City Center

Access City Center offers a limited number of $25 tickets to select New York City Center productions for anyone 35 and under. To sign up for email notifications when these tickets become available, please click here.

Ticket Discounts

Any ticket discount offers are not valid on all seats and do not apply to prior sales. The facility and handling fees will still apply. Offers cannot be combined with any other promotion and may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. Please see individual offer fine print for additional discount specifics.

Late Seating

Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management. Cast and program content are subject to change without notice.


New York City Center’s Mainstage, Stage I, and Stage II spaces are all wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our Accessibility page.

Electronic Devices

Please turn off cell phones and other electronic devices while in the theater. Photography and recording devices are strictly prohibited during the performance.

Coat and Bag Check

Please be advised that City Center does not have the ability to store or guard large bags or luggage during performances. Only small purses, backpacks, and other personal bags will be permitted in the theater.

Policies as of January 10, 2022