Expanding on health guidelines required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and City of Boston, the Boch Center has adopted a comprehensive program of health safeguards designed to help stop the spread of pathogens including the virus that causes COVID-19.

Before you come to our theatres or purchase tickets, make sure you please read the health, vaccine and entry policy below. Vaccinations or proof of negative Covid-19 test are required FOR ALL PATRONS at our theatres REGARDLESS OF AGE. Masks are also required to be worn in our theatres per City of Boston requirements.

MASKS REQUIRED
Everyone in the theatre must wear appropriate face coverings at all times, including during the show, except while eating or drinking. All face coverings must cover the nose and mouth and comply with the CDC guidelines for acceptable face coverings.

 

VACCINATIONS OR NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST REQUIRED FOR AGES 12 AND UNDER
Everyone under the age of 12 must be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine OR provide a negative Covid test, taken within 72 hours, to attend a show. At home tests will not be accepted. Be ready to show proof of vaccination and your negative Covid test results at the theatre. To confirm your entrance eligibility the following proof will be accepted:

  • Two doses of an FDA or WHO authorized COVID-19 vaccine, received at least 14 days before the performance
  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance
  • A negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken within 72 hours of the performance

You may present proof of vaccination or a negative test on paper or a smartphone. At-home rapid tests will not be accepted. 

APPROVED VACCINES: Pfizer/BioNTech (2 dose), Moderna (2 dose), Janssen/Johnson & Johnson, Oxford/AstraZeneca, Serum Institute of India-Covishield, Sinopharm (Beijing), Sinovac

VACCINATIONS OR NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST REQUIRED FOR AGES 12+
Everyone ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine OR provide a negative Covid test, taken within 72 hours, to attend a show. At home tests will not be accepted. Be ready to show proof of vaccination and your negative Covid test results at the theatre. To confirm your entrance eligibility the following proof will be accepted:

  • Two doses of an FDA or WHO authorized two dose COVID-19 vaccine, received at least 14 days before the performance
  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance
  • A negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken within 72 hours of the performance

You may present proof of vaccination or a negative test on paper or a smartphone. At-home rapid tests will not be accepted.

 

APPROVED VACCINES: Pfizer/BioNTech (2 dose), Moderna (2 dose), Janssen/Johnson & Johnson, Oxford/AstraZeneca, Serum Institute of India-Covishield, Sinopharm (Beijing), Sinovac

Please note that restrictions and safety protocols may vary by performance. Be sure to visit your specific show's event details page and to carefully read our pre-performance emails for important information pertaining to your performance.

ON-SITE COVID - 19 TESTING

 

As an added service, The Boch Center is providing on-site rapid Covid-19 tests for those who are unable to get tested ahead of time. On-site testing is available up to 3 hours prior to curtain time on the day of your performance. To avoid long wait times we highly recommend getting tested before coming to our theatres. On-site testing should be used as a last resort for those who have either forgotten their vaccination card or are unable to receive a test ahead of time. Please plan to arrive early if you are utilizing our on-site testing. Each test takes 15-20 minutes once you reach the front of the line.

  • There is a $30 charge per test for anyone ages 12 and above
  • There is a $10 charge for children under the age of 12
  • There will be free testing for children under the age of 12 for the following Holiday performances:
    • A Christmas Story, The Musical – December 7 – 19
    • Cirque Dreams Holidaze – December 10 -12
    • Urban Nutcracker – December 18 - 22

Safety Upgrades

We are thrilled to partner with ActivePure Technology, the fastest-acting, most powerful surface and air disinfecting technology available. The system evolved from the NASA space program and is now installed in both the Wang and Shubert Theatres. It inactivates up to 99.9 percent of surface and airborne contaminants, including the virus that causes COVID-19 and its variants.

The Boch Center has implemented a number of important safety measures to ensure a safe return to its theatres. In addition to the ActivePure air purifying system, the Center’s upgrades include:

  • Evolv - AI-based touchless security
  • Touchless water faucets
  • Contactless payment technology (box office and concessions)
  • Mobile ordering (concessions)
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the theatres
  • MERV-13 air filters
  • Increased outdoor air circulation
  • On-site rapid testing

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