Indoor COVID Safety Plan

Hangar Theatre COVID-19 Safety Plan for Indoor Events

We are thrilled to welcome patrons back to the Hangar Theatre’s indoor performance space this Fall! Our community’s health and well being is our top priority. To ensure the safest and most enjoyable experience during your visit, we have established the following COVID Safety Plan (revised November 5, 2021), in effect until 2/28/2022. Please continue to check this page for the most recent updates.

Effective immediately: Audience members ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated, show proof of vaccination and valid government ID, and wear a CDC approved mask at all times indoors.  Proof of vaccination will be required to enter the building and attend performances. Your proof of vaccination must show it has been at least 14 days after after having completed a vaccine series. At this time, results from a negative COVID test will NOT be accepted for entry for individuals (over the age of twelve). 

Children under the age of 12 may attend the indoor performances if they provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 48 hours prior to when doors open. Rapid tests and other antigen tests will NOT be accepted. For information about PCR tests available in Tompkins County, visit the  Tompkins County Health Department website.

Additionally, Hangar Theatre will continue to follow safety procedures already in place: 

  • All patrons will wear CDC approved masks at all times indoors, regardless of proof of vaccine, including during the performance (except while actively eating or drinking). [Your Guide To Masks]
  • NEW: Concessions will be sold, however, food and drink may be consumed only in designated areas (in the roped lobby corner or while seated in the theatre).
  • All tickets are for assigned seating. 
  • Staff and signage will direct patrons on occupancy limits in restrooms.
  • The lobby of the theatre will close promptly after the show. 
  • Tickets and programs will be paperless/touchless.
  • Masks and hand sanitizer will be available on site. 
  • If you are experiencing  COVID symptoms on the day of your scheduled performance, please notify the box office and stay home.

If you have any questions about this policy, please contact

We will continue to update this policy to reflect current local, state, and federal guidelines. 

Thank you for your continued understanding and support as we work together to create art that entertains and inspires!


What if my Excelsior pass shows as expired? 

On May 22, Gov. Cuomo Announced that the validation of Excelsior Passes was extended to 365 days (previously 180 days). If you signed up for your Excelsior Pass before the expiration date was extended, you may need to update it through The NY State Excelsior Pass Portal. If you have trouble getting or upgrading your pass, call the Excelsior Pass Help Desk: (844) 699-7277.

For a secure, digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record, please visit the Excelsior Pass Web Portal to retrieve your Excelsior Vaccination Pass Plus.