Beginning January 1, most performances at Irish Rep will be Mask-Optional.
Certain performances will be designated as “Masks Required”.
We recognize that some of our patrons remain cautious about being in an audience with non-masked patrons and that some are immunocompromised.
Irish Rep will maintain its rigorous cleaning procedures, as the safety of our performers and audiences remains our top priority.
Mask Required performances: Audience members must wear face masks for all Wednesday matinees and Saturday evening performances.
Irish Repertory Theatre will no longer require proof of vaccination to attend events. Our lobby will be a mask-optional space to accommodate eating and drinking.
Our current covid safety policies can be found below.
We remain committed to keeping everyone’s health and safety our top priority. It is highly recommended that those eligible receive vaccinations based on current CDC guidelines. As always, we will continue to monitor infection rates and the rules and regulations put forth by federal, state, and city agencies and will adjust our policies accordingly.
Irish Rep staff and artists are subject to a vaccine and booster mandate in addition to onsite testing protocols.
- When required, all guests must wear a properly fitting approved face mask over their nose and mouth inside our theatre spaces, even while in their seats.
- We strongly encourage audience members to use a surgical mask, KN95 or N95 mask and will provide approved masks upon request for our mask-required performances.
If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our box office at (212) 727-2737.
For 2022 and 2023 Performances
Health and Safety Protocols
Irish Repertory Theatre will no longer require proof of vaccination to attend events.
Certain performances will be designated as “Masks Required”. Audience members must wear face masks for all Wednesday matinees and Saturday evening performances. When required, all guests must wear a properly fitting approved face mask over their nose and mouth at all times inside our theatre spaces, even while in their seats. Masks must not have vents or exhalation valves. Gaiters, scarves, and bandanas are not considered acceptable face coverings. We strongly encourage audience members to use a surgical mask, KN95 or N95 mask and will provide approved masks upon request.
Concessions are once again available in our lobby. Our lobby will be a mask-optional space to accommodate eating and drinking.
Irish Rep Cast, Crew, and Staff:
All Irish Rep cast, crew, and staff are required to be vaccinated and boosted, and all crew and staff must wear a mask at all times while working in the theatre during performances.
Cleaning and Sanitation:
We have increased the regularity of our already rigorous cleaning protocols throughout the building, including all restrooms and public touchpoints between performances.
As a part of Irish Rep’s major theatre renovation in 2016, a brand new, state-of-the-art HVAC system was installed. Irish Rep hired an outside company to conduct testing on the HVAC system in 2021 and it was confirmed that our system exceeds all New York State and CDC guidelines for optimized indoor air quality. On top of this updated system, we have upgraded our air filters to MERV-13, have increased the frequency of filter changes and maintenance, and have placed portable HEPA filters throughout the building to always maximize air exchange rates for all areas of the building. For more information, please see our attached ventilation test report conducted on May 14, 2021.
Contactless Ticketing and Programs:
To minimize the number of high-touch areas in our theatre, we will be moving to contactless digital ticketing. Prior to the performance, patrons will have the opportunity to scan their tickets directly from their phones or print out their individual tickets at home and have them scanned at the theatre. We will also offer digital programs in the preshow email as well as through QR codes provided throughout the theatre for those who would like to use them instead of paper programs.
Reduced Traffic Flow:
To reduce lobby congestion, the house will open 45 minutes before each performance to allow ample time to seat patrons and check vaccination information. To also allow for more traffic flow, alternate entrances to the theatre will be utilized.
No Fee Exchanges:
To better accommodate the changing world we live in, we are making no-fee ticket exchanges and account credits available to all ticket purchasers who purchase directly from Irish Rep for all performances of Made By God and A Touch of the Poet. Should you be unable to attend a performance, please contact our box office no later than two hours prior to showtime and one of our associates will assist you with finding another performance time or adding a credit to your account for future use.