47th Season FAQ

Our Covid-19 protocols are guided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the City of Boston. Be aware that these guidelines are fluid, and you will receive an email with the latest expectations within 48 hours of your ticketed performance.

Q: Will you require masks?

A: A mask that fits snugly over your mouth and nose must be worn to gain entrance to the theater and for the duration of the performance. The CDC recommends surgical masks worn alone (or in combination with a cloth mask on top) or a higher grade (such as KN95) and avoiding the use of a cloth mask by itself.  At our staff’s discretion, you may be asked to change out the mask you arrive in for a CDC recommended procedural mask provided to you by our Front of House team.

Q: Will proof of vaccination be required?

A: Lyric Stage is requiring all its guests to show proof of vaccination: either a physical vaccination card or a legible photo, including a copy on your phone, of the vaccination card. You will be required to show proof of vaccination each time you visit the Lyric Stage.

When the City of Boston no longer meets the CDC’s definition of a community at high risk of transmission, the requirement to show proof of vaccination will be lifted. All ticket holders will be notified of any policy changes within 48 hours of their ticketed performance.

In a recent survey of 3,000 Boston arts attendees, 98% of the respondents and all Lyric Stage respondents said that they are fully vaccinated. All Lyric Stage staff, artists, and volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated before reporting to work.

If you are not vaccinated, please contact us at mattandcourtney@lyricstage.com to discuss your options. We can also help you make an appointment for a vaccinaion with Whittier Street Health Center, located two stops from our theater on the Orange Line.

Q: Are audience members physically distanced when seated in the theater?

A: We are not implementing physical distancing inside the theater. However, our box office will be happy to help you select tickets which are farther away from others with options whether upon your arrival or when purchasing tickets.

Earlier this fall, we completed full upgrades to our HVAC system.

Q: Will printed programs be available?

A: There will be both printed programs and a digital version available on our website for patrons.

Q: Will there be concessions?

A: Currently, we will not be serving concessions. We are hopeful that any restrictions on concessions will be lifted soon so that you will be able to enjoy your favorite treats during our performances.

Q: Will there be Q&As and opening night parties?

\A: Opening night parties will be closed to the artistic team of the show. We will host two live Q&As and will schedule one post-production Q&A that will be hosted on Zoom.

Q: Which restaurants are still open? Where can we eat before or after the show?

A: We’ll have updates on nearby restaurants on our website before your visit. A number of lunch and dinner options, including Precinct, Flour, the Salty Pig, and Friendly Toast, will be joined by other restaurants reopening and extending their hours every day. The owners of Post 390 have just completed a beautiful renovation and have re-named the space The Banks.

What other questions do you have? Let us know HERE and we’ll include them in our next FAQ! If you have any unused credit, please contact our Box Office to donate it back to the theater as a tax-deductible donation or to request a refund.