SAFE IN THE PARK 2022
We are excited to welcome you back to The Delacorte for our 60th anniversary of Free Shakespeare in the Park.
We will require proof of a complete COVID-19 vaccination by the date of attendance for access to the facility. Masks are encouraged while attending performances at The Delacorte, but are not required at this time. Boosters are encouraged for those eligible under CDC guidelines, but not required. This policy will continue until further notice. Public Theater staff and artists are subject to a mandatory vaccination and booster policy in addition to onsite testing protocols when working within our facilities.
Learn more below about approved vaccines, as well as displaying proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry, including Health Pass by CLEAR, Excelsior Pass, and the NYC COVID Safe App.
If you are feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, have been exposed to anyone within 7 days of your visit, or have been instructed to self-isolate, we ask that you stay home and contact us when possible, to discuss the possibility of rescheduling or exchanging your tickets due to exposure to or a possible positive case of COVID-19.
Ticket holders are responsible for informing and providing this Audience Policy to their guests or other attendees if they are providing the ticket for them. Anyone that does not abide by our health and safety protocols may be denied entry or be asked to leave the facility.
We recognize that public health guidelines may change in the coming months and ask for your patience as we make any necessary safety adjustments. All policies are subject to change at The Public's sole discretion and without notice.
Thank you so much. We cannot wait to welcome you back for Free Shakespeare in the Park!
Seating for all performances is full capacity. Meaning, seat locations have no physical distancing, and people will sit directly next to and behind each other when at full capacity.
- All attendees must be completely vaccinated; a complete vaccination means having received a final FDA Approved/Authorized or a WHO Emergency Use vaccination dose at least 14 days before the attendance date. Boosters are encouraged for those eligible under CDC guidelines, but not required. Learn more about approved vaccines below.
- Vaccines are available for children ages 5–11, and completely vaccinated children are welcome at Free Shakespeare in the Park two weeks after they have received their final dose. Children under age 5 may accompany their vaccinated parent or guardian. Photo ID for children under 16 will not be required as long as they are accompanied by parents/guardians with valid photo I.D.
- Negative COVID tests for anyone, including children, will not be accepted as an alternative to proof of vaccination.
- Everyone must provide in-person proof of vaccination and booster to enter the facility. Learn more about showing proof of vaccination results below.
All attendees of Free Shakespeare in the Park must provide valid proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccine authorized vaccine. A complete vaccination means having received a final FDA or WHO vaccination dose at least 14 days before the attendance date.
Use Health Pass by CLEAR at The Delacorte Theater to streamline your entry into the facility. Health Pass is a free feature in the CLEAR mobile app that allows you to link your proof of COVID-19 vaccination for seamless entry into the theater. All you'll need is a government-issued I.D. and vaccination card.
Download Health Pass by CLEAR and enroll here: https://clear.app.link/PUBLIC
- CDC vaccination with a corresponding government-issued ID
- WHO vaccination with a corresponding government-issued I.D.
- Photos of your CDC vaccination with a corresponding government-issued I.D.
- Photos of your WHO vaccination with a corresponding government-issued I.D.
- Photocopies of your CDC vaccination card with a corresponding government-issued I.D.
- Photocopies of your WHO vaccination card with a corresponding government-issued I.D.
- N.Y. State Excelsior Pass Plus with a corresponding government-issued ID
- NYC COVID Safe App to display your photo I.D. and vaccine card only. Download here: Android | Apple
- E.U. Digital COVID Certificates with a corresponding government-issued ID
- CDC vaccination cards for the Astra Zeneca vaccination study with a corresponding government-issued I.D.
- Any other official documentation that displays the full name of the attendee, the vaccine type received, the dates of the received doses, the healthcare professional or clinic site where the vaccine was received, and the organization that has approved the vaccine for use.
Masks are encouraged while attending performances at The Delacorte, but are not required at this time.
Before leaving home, we ask that you take a moment to self-assess with the following questions:
- Have I been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last seven days?
- Have I experienced any of the following in the last 24 hours?
- FEVER OR CHILLS
- SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR DIFFICULTY BREATHING
- MUSCLE OR BODY ACHES
- LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL
- SORE THROAT
- CONGESTION OR RUNNY NOSE
- NAUSEA OR VOMITING
Our box office hours will vary based on performance schedules. We encourage you to arrive early if you are retrieving tickets at our Delacorte Box Office. As reminder tickets are only available for pick up on the day of the performance. Please have a photo I.D. or other form of ID available upon your arrival to assist our Box Office staff in quickly locating your tickets. Learn more about your visit to The Delacorte.
We are still developing our plans for the return of concessions and merchandise at The Delacorte for the Summer of 2022. Check back to this section sometime in May 2022.
- Digital Ticketing is still the preferred method of delivery to minimize crowds and lines. If you choose to have your tickets delivered digitally, you can view them here. Learn more about Accessing Your Digital Tickets.
- When picking up tickets at The Delacorte Box Office, you will be asked to present some form of identification. Please have your ID or credit card ready before arriving at the box office window. If you will not be present to supply identification when picking up tickets for a performance, please contact Audience Services at 212.967.7555 or email us at Send us a Message and ask for assistance arranging a “Hold Under” name to be added to the order.
- Our box office hours will vary based on performance schedules.
- Learn more about Free Shakespeare in the Park Tickets.
At least once daily, high-touch areas will be thoroughly sanitized. This will include:
- Cleaning of all frequently touched surfaces and sanitizing of all bathrooms.
- Hand sanitizer stations will be available.
- Attendants regularly clean and sanitize restrooms.
All Public Theater staff and artists are subject to mandatory vaccination and booster policy in addition to negative testing protocols when working within our facilities. All staff will be required to wear disposable masks supplied to them by The Public Theater.
APPROVED VACCINES LISTED
- Pfizer - fourteen days after your second shot
- Moderna - fourteen Days after your second shot
- Johnson & Johnson - fourteen days after your first shot
- AstraZeneca - fourteen days after your second shot
- Sinopharm - fourteen days after your second shot
- Sinovac - fourteen days after your second shot
- Novavax - fourteen days after your second shot
- Covaxin - fourteen days after your second shot
- All other COVID-19 vaccines, including Sputnik V, Sputnik Light, and Sinopharm-WIBP are not acceptable.