For nearly 50 years A.R.T/New York had brought theatre-makers together, created a community, offered up rental space, provided workshops, and housed audience members. Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to us, which is why we continue to maintain rigorous health and safety protocols at all of our facilities & locations

A.R.T./New York has developed thorough operations and safety plans for operating amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These plans are forward-thinking and flexible, incorporating all the knowledge and resources made available to us by the State of New York, the CDC, WHO, and the guidance of experts in our community, as well as experts in the field of operations, HVAC, and sanitation.


Updated as of September 20, 2022

Please find our full policy below.

Mask wearing is permitted & encouraged but not required.  We will continue to uphold our members’ and individual renters’ safety measures in their spaces. A.R.T./New York has decided to cease checking for vaccination status as of July 1, 2022. All other existing A.R.T./New York safety measures remain in place.  We continue to offer online workshops, roundtable discussions, and grant information sessions, with some in-person, some virtually, and some in a hybrid setting. Please visit our full calendar for additional details. 

Before your visit to any of our locations, please review the COVID-19 safety guidelines, agreements, and other important information below. Our aim is for you to be safe and feel comfortable and welcome, as we uphold the collective safety of our field. Contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns. For rental inquiries, please proceed to our space page or email our facilities team at [email protected] with your questions.


Community Safety Agreements

 All A.R.T/New York staff members will adhere to the below agreements, and we ask that all visitors at all of our locations to do the same:


  • WEAR A MASK: WEAR A MASK: While masks are not required - all visitors are encouraged to wear masks or facial coverings that cover their mouth and nose. 

  • TRACK YOUR SYMPTOMS & EXPOSURE: Do not visit any A.R.T/New York facility if you have a fever or do not feel well.

  • KEEP YOUR DISTANCE: Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others where possible and follow directional markers and safety signage throughout our spaces.

  • WASH YOUR HANDS: Wash your hands frequently with soap, or use hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • STOP THE SPREAD: Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, an elbow, or your shoulder.

  • BE KIND: We are all in this together. Thank you for adhering to these agreements and being respectful of all A.R.T/New York staff members and other visitors at our locations.

All visitors and guests that do not adhere to these policies will be asked to leave our spaces.