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Health and safety of our audiences and artists

Boston Ballet is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our community. These policies are subject to change as the COVID-19 pandemic and government mandates evolve. Before attending a performance, be sure to check this page and your email for the latest information.

Last updated August 23, 2022

No proof of vaccination or negative test needed

You do not need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result to enter the Citizens Bank Opera House.

Face masks

Masking is highly encouraged, but not required to enter the Citizens Bank Opera House.

 

Citizens Bank Opera House

Cleaning and Hygiene

Hand sanitizer stations and masks are readily available to performers and guests throughout the theater. All front of house restroom facilities feature touchless flush toilets and urinals, and touchless sinks. All food and beverage concession locations offer touchless payment options and pre-packaged products. The theater’s state-of-the-art Evolv Express system minimizes patron/staff contact during the entry screening process.

Ventilation

The theater is following standards of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and guidance from the Healthy Building Program of Harvard’s TH Chan School of Public Health regarding ventilation measures and improvements. The theater’s rooftop ventilation units have been upgraded to MERV-13 filtration. The theater’s ventilation system is being operated to maximize the circulation of fresh, outdoor air. Portable air cleaners with medical-grade HEPA filters are being installed in all restrooms, offices, dressing rooms and other locations throughout the theater.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dancer Health and Safety

Boston Ballet partnered with a team of medical professionals and AGMA, the dancers’ union, to develop a series of plans that ensure safe working conditions for our artists. Boston Ballet requires all dancers to be fully vaccinated and boosted. In addition, the organization has invested in several facility upgrades including optimized HVAC ventilation and filtration and brand-new streaming technology to allow choreographers to work with the dancers virtually when needed. Studios are thoroughly disinfected between each use. These specific, cautious, and highly monitored protocols allow our dancers to rehearse and perform safely.

Student and Faculty Health and Safety

Boston Ballet School strives to provide a rewarding in-person dance experience balanced with COVID-19 protocols and measures to ensure a safe response to dance. Boston Ballet School has developed an expansive COVID-19 Risk Reduction Plan that focuses on the health and safety of the entire community.

More information on BBS safety protocols can be found here.

Medical Consultants

Boston Ballet’s COVID Task Force extends a special thank you to these physicians for their extraordinary consultation and assistance in development of this plan to ensure the safety of our artists, students, faculty, and staff:

Thea Brennan-Krohn MD, D(ABMM) 
Staff, Infectious Diseases, Boston Children’s Hospital
Staff Scientist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Preeti Mehrotra, MD, MPH 
Medical Director and Associate Hospital Epidemiologist
Division of Infection Control/Hospital Epidemiology
Silverman Institute for Health Care Quality and Safety, and
Division of Infectious Diseases
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Instructor, Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dana Pepe, MD, MPH 
Medical Director and Associate Hospital Epidemiologist
Division of Infection Control/Hospital Epidemiology
Silverman Institute for Health Care Quality and Safety, and
Division of Infectious Diseases
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Instructor, Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Boston Ballet Company Physician:
Bridget J. Quinn, MD 
Attending Physician | Division of Sports Medicine | Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston Ballet Company Physician
Consulting Physician Boston Ballet School