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: Do I still need a mask?

A: Audience members are required to wear masks in the theater, as required by the city of Boston. Mask wearing supports our unmasked performers in delivering their best performances.

We require a mask that fits snugly over your mouth and nose and must remain in place for the duration of the performance and your visit to Lyric Stage.

Q: Is proof of vaccination required?

A: Audience members are required to demonstrate proof of full vaccination prior to entry. Although this requirement has been lifted by the City of Boston, we anticipate that this requirement may continue through the end of June, out of fairness to audiences and artists who committed to our spring performances with the expectation that these protocols would be in place. 

Audience members must show 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. 

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 vaccination 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: Concessions will be available in the lobby during intermission. There will be a limited menu of options and guests are required to remain in the lobby as they enjoy their snacks and beverages. There will be no food or drinks allowed inside the theater.

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.