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Shea's Performing Arts Center announces an update to the vaccination requirement for attendance to all performances in Shea’s Buffalo, Shea’s Smith, and Shea’s 710 Theatres. As of Oct. 28, 2021, all guests 12 and older must provide proof of full vaccination to attend performances. In alignment with measures taken by other local, live entertainment venues and Broadway Theatres, Shea’s is expanding its vaccination requirements to include ages 5 and above.
√ Effective Feb. 15, all guests ages 5 to 11 at Shea’s Buffalo, Shea’s 710 and Shea’s Smith Theatres must provide proof of at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccination for entry for performances.
√ Effective March 15, all guests ages 5 and older at Shea’s Buffalo, Shea’s 710 and Shea’s Smith Theatres must provide proof of full vaccination for entry for performances.
√ Patrons are considered fully vaccinated at least 14 days after their final dose of a Pfizer, Moderna, or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
√ Children under age 5 are not permitted in the theater, except for specifically designated family productions, including “Blippi The Musical,” “Collision of Rhythm” and “Trolls Live.”
√ Children under age 2 are not allowed into the theater for any production.
Note: This new requirement does not impact the current protocols for the upcoming productions of “Collision of Rhythm” on Feb. 5 at Shea’s 710 Theatre or “Blippi The Musical” on Feb. 11 at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre. All guests 12 and older must provide proof of full vaccination to attend these performances, and children ages 5-11 are able to attend these performances when accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. All patrons, volunteers and staff are required to wear a mask. Masks are required at all times – upon arrival, during the performance, and at departure.
To verify COVID-19 vaccination, all guests ages 5 and older must display one of the following proofs of vaccination:
√ Physical vaccination card (photocopy will not be accepted)
√ NYS Excelsior Pass – sign up here
√ Government digital vaccine proof from outside New York
In addition, guests aged 16 and older must provide photo ID to accompany their proof of vaccination. All patrons, volunteers and staff are required to wear a mask.
Masks are required at all times – upon arrival, during the performance, and at departure.
Concession stands and bars are operating during all performances. Masks may be lowered between brief sips and bites of any concessions purchased. No outside food or beverage will be allowed in the theater.
Read more about Shea's Performing Arts Center’s policies and procedures here.