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Health & Safety Protocols

2021-2022 Season

What We Need From You:

For the health and safety of our Students, Faculty & Staff, and you, our Patrons, the following protocols* will be strictly enforced:

  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (defined as two weeks after your final dose), along with a photo ID, will be required for entry into the Leary Theatre. Please bring one of the following as proof:

  1. Physical vaccination card (a photocopy will not be accepted)
  2. New York State Excelsior Pass
  3. Government digital vaccine proof from outside New York state
  • CDC approved masks will also be required at all times while in the theatre building including, but not limited to, the theatre, lobby, lounge and restrooms.

  • Children under the age of 12 may attend performances provided they are accompanies by a vaccinated adult. Children under twelve also must wear masks at all times.

  • Concessions will be sold one hour prior to performance, and during intermission. Food and beverages MUST be consumed while seated at tables in the lounge. The removal of masks will NOT be allowed while standing or moving within the lounge or lobby areas.

  • NO food or beverages will be allowed inside the theatre. NO exceptions.

  • Large bags, purses and/or backpacks will NOT be allowed in the theatre.

The inability to comply with these protocols will result in being asked to leave the theatre. Any pre-purchased tickets will be refunded and released to the public.

What We Are Doing For You:

  • 100% Vaccination of NU Theatre Students, Faculty, and Staff

  • All Front of House and Backstage Crew will remain masked, and will maintain social distance when able.

  • Regular sanitization of all public spaces.

  • Mobile Ticket Purchasing available, to cut down your time in line.

  • Digitally accessible Playbill.

  • No-Touch Ticket Scanning for a faster entrance into the Theatre.

  • If you forgot your mask, you can purchase a Niagara University Theatre cloth mask at the door for $3 (cash only).

We will continue to update our policy to reflect current local, state, and federal guidelines.

Should a change in policy or public health conditions make you uncomfortable with your ticket purchase for any reason, we will be happy to issue a refund upon request.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Director of Theatre Steve Braddock

* In response to CDC and New York State Health and Safety guidelines, and in compliance with Niagara University health mandate