Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival now requires masks for all patrons

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival  in Cold Spring, NY.,is committed to doing whatever they can to stay open through the end of the season and maintain the health and safety of their audience, artists and staff.  To that end, they are now requiring all ticket holders to be vaccinated and masked. This is in response to the increase of community spread of the Delta variant and is in line with the new regulations on Broadway and throughout New York City.

They ask that all ticket holders that are eligible to be vaccinated show proof of vaccination upon arrival on site.  Patrons under age 12 can show proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours. They continue to ask that if you have any symptoms of COVID (cough, fever, runny nose, etc) that you please stay home and call the Box Office to exchange your tickets for another evening or to watch the digital stream.  If you do not plan to be vaccinated or you do not feel comfortable attending in person, the Box Office can assist you in arranging for tickets to the digital streamed performance.  If you already have a ticket and you need to exchange for a streaming performance, please call or email the box office at 845.265.9575 or email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Attending a Show

Patrons must be able to show proof that they are fully vaccinated when they arrive on site.  Masks will also be required for audience members onsite, except while eating or drinking on the Great Lawn at Boscobel.

"Fully vaccinated" means that either 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of a Moderna or Pfitzer vaccine or 14 days have passed since receiving the sole dose of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine.

 ANY ONE of the following methods can be supplied for proving vaccination, along with a photo ID:

• Physical vaccination card

• NY Excelsior Pass

• Photo of vaccination card

EXEMPTIONS:  Children under the age of 12, or patrons who need reasonable accommodation for medical reasons, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Proof will be accepted in the following forms:

• Physical negative test result

• Email from a test provider verifying negative test result

• App verifying negative test result

If you have any questions or concerns about complying with these new rules, please contact the Box Office at  845.265.9575 or   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



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