As The Huntington’s plans are rapidly 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!

We care deeply about the wellbeing and safety of our audiences, artists, and staff, and have been closely monitoring the evolving CDC guidance on COVID and its impact on our local community. For the safety and comfort of all who attend our shows, we are implementing the following protocols through December 31:

All patrons must present either proof of vaccination or negative COVID test in order to enter the theatre.

  • Proof of vaccination can be easily provided by:
    • Showing your physical vaccination card or a photo of your card
    • Using Bindle, an easy-to-use, free app that keeps your information private, secure, and makes entry hassle-free. Instructions for how to set up this app on your phone can be found here:
  • If you are unable to be vaccinated or to verify your vaccination for any reason, proof of a negative COVID test (PCR test within 72 hours or antigen test within 24 hours) is required and can be provided by:
    • Showing a photo or email of negative test results or of a doctor’s order of test results
    • Using the app Bindle (it is easy to upload results from a lab or from an at-home test)
  • Masks must be worn at all times in all areas of the theatre, regardless of vaccination status. A list of CDC-approved masks is available here.
  • If on the day of the performance you are experiencing any COVID symptoms, please stay home and contact ticketing services for more information about exchanges or digital viewing options.
  • All tickets come with digital insurance, and any ticketholders who would rather not see a performance in person for any reason, can easily exchange their in-person tickets for a specially recorded version of the play.
  • 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!


What is a CDC-approved mask?
A list of CDC-approved masks is available here.

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?
We will not be offering concessions at performances for the time being and apologize for the inconvenience.

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 actors will not wear masks while on stage during the performance. Otherwise, masks are required of everyone at all times throughout the building.

What is the easiest way to show proof of vaccination for entry into the Calderwood Pavilion?
Patrons can show their vaccination card, a photo of their card, or can show a digital vaccine record.

The Huntington is partnering with Bindle, a digital app that securely stores health information allowing you to privately share your COVID status. Instructions for how to set up this app on your phone can be found here:

What happens if a patron comes to the theatre but doesn’t have proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test?
Patrons who are not able to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test at the door will not be permitted to enter the Calderwood Pavilion. They can exchange their tickets into a future performance when they are able to show proof of vaccination or negative test or into access to the digital recording of 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 Thursday, August 19.

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