The lights went dim on Broadway about 18 months ago due to the pandemic. The dark expanse of Broadway’s theaters’ shutdown was a constant reminder of how devastating the pandemic was. However, September 2021 marks the reopening.
Broadway, the icon of American theater, is back up and running. What do you need to know to make sure you do not miss a beat? From guaranteed parking to ticket sales, to what you will need to do to attend your next performance is all disclosed right here.
Masks and Vaccination Proof
If you want to see a show on Broadway, you will need to provide proof of vaccination and keep your mask on while in the theater. Children under 12 that are unable to get vaccinated will need to provide proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test.
All 41 theaters on Broadway require proof of vaccinations and that masks be worn while in the theaters except while eating in designated areas. Unfortunately, Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera House will not be allowing children under 12 to attend performances. Children over 12 at these two locations will require vaccination proof.
Tickets for the Shows
The TCKTS booth in Times Square is reopened. You can get next-day tickets and in some cases, same-day tickets at a discount at this popular booth. Of course, social distancing protocols and masks are mandatory.
You can buy your tickets directly from the theater websites online, and at Ticket Master, but be prepared to find a lot of sold-out shows. On opening night, Wicked, Lion King, and Hamilton were all sold out.
The theaters are open at 100% capacity but tickets are going fast. People that are eager to get back to life are making the Broadway reopening their debut back into NYC nightlife.
Parking for the Theater
If you are fully vaccinated and ready to get back out to the theater, guaranteed parking is available. Parking before the pandemic was tough. You can expect a surge of people heading back to the theater that will make parking even tougher. Guaranteed parking will ensure that you do not have to fight the crowds looking for a spot. Use your parking app to get started.