COVID-19 Protocols


  • We are asking artists, audiences, staff, and volunteers to monitor their health and stay home if they are exhibiting any Covid and/or flu-like symptoms. By entering the theater, you are agreeing that you are not sick and have not had direct contact with anyone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 10 days or exhibits symptoms of COVID-19. It is essential that you do not attend the show if you are unwell.  

  • Face coverings are not required at McCarter Theatre Center, indoors or outdoors, regardless of vaccination status. Individuals who feel more comfortable wearing a mask may choose to do so.

  • Face coverings are recommended for individuals who are not fully vaccinated in order to protect their own health and safety and the health and safety of others.

  • McCarter encourages a culture of non-judgment and no assumptions regarding mask-wearing.

  • Physical distancing in the theater will be adjusted in response to requirements mandated (dictated/advised) by the CDC, and as directed by our Front of House team.

  • We ask all patrons to keep their personal belongings with them at all times.

  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the theaters. 

  • Contactless scanning of theater tickets is available at each venue. 

  • Performance programs will be available in digital format only.
  • Concessions will be available and we will serve beverages in single-use disposal containers. 

  • We encourage electronic payment for any onsite ticket purchases and concession sales. 

  • Assistive listening devices will be cleaned with minimum 70% isopropyl alcohol between uses. 

  • Plexiglass barriers at point-of-sale locations. 

Updated as of July 27, 2021.