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COVID-19 Public Health Policies

As The Huntington’s plans are evolving, we will continue to update this webpage with the most up-to-date information available.

We at the Huntington are excited about the return to live theatre and are eager to welcome you back through our doors!


In recognition of the currently low COVID transmission rates in Suffolk County and the Greater Boston area and feedback received from our staff and patrons, The Huntington has updated its COVID protocols:


FACE MASKS: Face masks will be encouraged for evening performances and required for all matinee performances.

Masked Matinees: Masks covering your mouth and nose will be required for everyone in the building during matinee performances and must be worn at all times except when actively eating or drinking concessions, available for purchase during intermission. Mask requirements will be enforced by our front of house team and we appreciate your cooperation.

Masks-encouraged evening performances: Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask, except when actively eating or drinking concessions, for the comfort and safety of those around you. Mask wearing is not required and will not be enforced.

Any patron interested in attending a different performance will be able to exchange their tickets by contacting our ticketing services staff.


If on the day of the performance you are experiencing any COVID symptoms, stay home and contact ticketing services for more information about exchanges.


These COVID policies will be in place through October 9, 2022, and we will continue to evaluate and update these policies as the situation evolves. For the most up-to-date information on our health and safety policies and season shows, please visit this page. If you have any questions, please email


Thank you in advance for your help in keeping everyone safe at the theatre. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


Frequently Asked Questions:


Are masks still required?We continue to encourage masks for all performances, but masks are only required at ALL matinee performances.


Has The Huntington upgraded the Calderwood Pavilion’s air filtration system?
Yes, the Calderwood Pavilion HVAC system has been upgraded with MERV-13 filters and our air changes per hour exceed standards for performance spaces.


Will concessions be available at the theatre?
Yes. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase during intermissions. Masks must be worn unless actively eating or drinking. Outside food and drink continues to not be allowed.


What if I’m uncomfortable being around others eating and drinking with their masks down?
Please see the House Manager, who may be able to offer an alternate seat and/or mask pending availability.


Will printed programs be available?
Yes, there will be printed programs available for patrons, as well as a digital program that can be easily accessed on our website.


Will the performers wear masks on stage?
The performers will likely not wear masks during the performance.


Do these policies apply to student groups and K-12 student matinees?
Yes, these policies apply to student groups and student matinees. For more information regarding student groups for grades K-12, please contact Director of Education Meg O’Brien at


Current as of Monday, August 15, 2022.