New Guidelines for Entertainment Venues

By NYC Hospitality Alliance

On Friday, April 2, 2021 Small and Medium Scale Performing Arts and Entertainment venues in New York City will be permitted to open at limit occupancy with safety protocols.

The state of New York just released the guidelines and requirements for such venues.
Performing arts and entertainment venues have live entertainment, including but not limited to music, dance, opera, drama, comedy, and other theatre or audio and/or visual arts performed before a live audience (e.g., plays, musicals, concerts, lectures, speeches).
The following is a very brief overview of the requirements. If this guidance applies to your business, you can click here to review in detail the long list of requirements and then affirm that you have read and understand your obligation to operate in accordance with this guidance, which is located at the bottom of the document.
  • Venues may reopen at 33% capacity, with up to 100 attendees indoors and up to 200 attendees outdoors, exclusive of employees, talent/performers, contractors, and vendors. 
  • If all attendees present proof of a recent negative COVID-19 diagnostic test result or proof of complete immunization prior to entry, occupancy may increase to up to 150 attendees indoors and up to 500 attendees outdoors.
  • Irrespective of capacity, social distancing and face coverings will be required by all attendees, as well as strict adherence to the requirements contained within this guidance. 
You may contact the State of New York with questions at:

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