Thursday, August 26, 2021




Our priority is to ensure the safety of our patrons, artists, staff, and the entire McCarter community against COVID-19. Even as more of us are vaccinated, we realize that COVID-19 and its variants continue to threaten the health and, in some cases, the lives of people in the United States and around the world.

In conversations with our audiences and artists, we know that there is a great desire to come together and share the experience of live performance. The science of masks, vaccines, and tests will help make this happen.

Therefore, effective immediately, audience members age 12 and over will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering McCarter. Exceptions will be made for children under 12 and people with a medical or religious exemption to vaccination. These guests must show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 36 hours of the performance time or a negative antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance time. All guests regardless of age or vaccination status will be required to wear masks while inside the theatre building.

This audience requirement for masks and vaccines (or negative tests) will be in addition to our staff requirement for masks and vaccines. These policies are all part of our commitment to a return to in-person performances that is safe, simple, and social.

These policies will be in place through December 31, 2021, and are subject to change at any time. McCarter’s website ( will always have the latest updates.

If you have further questions, do not hesitate to call Patron Services
at 609.258.2787 or email

Sarah Rasmussen, Artistic Director
Michael S. Rosenberg, Managing Director