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Audience Protocols & Ticket Policy.

Audience Protocols: 

We are excited to welcome you back to The Public's flagship home at Astor Place and The Delacorte Theater in Central Park for Free Shakespeare in the Park. These policies are subject to change due to evolving Health & Safety protocols as The Public continues to work to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, staff, and artists.

  • Learn more about Health & Safety at The Public, Joe's Pub, and The Library at The Public at SAFE AT THE PUBLIC.
  • Learn more about Health & Safety at The Delacorte Theater for Free Shakespeare in the Park at SAFE IN THE PARK 2022.

Any audience member seeking an accommodation should email us at  for more details about our current policy.

Ticket Policy:

If you are feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, have been exposed to anyone with Covid-19 within 14 days of your visit, or have been instructed to self-isolate within the last ten days, we ask that you stay home and contact us, when possible, to discuss return, exchange, and reschedule options for your scheduled performance.

We recognize that public health guidelines may change in the coming months and ask for your patience as we make any necessary safety adjustments. We also ask that you do your part to protect yourself and others by reviewing and agreeing to the attendance protocols before attending the facility.

Thank you so much. We can’t wait to welcome you back to The Public and Free Shakespeare in the Park.