The Public Theater Will Require Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster | Playbill

Off-Broadway News The Public Theater Will Require Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster

The Off-Broadway company recently canceled its Under the Radar Festival due to rising case numbers.

The Public Theater

The Public Theater will now require proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination and booster, effective January 21. The new measures are to protect its performers, personnel, and audiences against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

Last month, the Off-Broadway company announced it would expand its policy requiring proof of vaccination to include a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of a show through January 30. The requirement has now expired since there are no planned performances before the new date. 

The Under the Radar festival, featuring a number of emerging talents and new works, was scheduled to begin January 12 but was canceled due to the rise of Omicron. Programming at The Public will continue with a variety of cabaret and concert shows at Joe’s Pub, plus the February stagings of The Chinese Lady and Out of Time


As has been the case in recent weeks around the NYC theatre scene, The Public’s policies are subject to change. For more information, visit

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