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Policies & Procedures

2022 Summer Season at the Metropolitan Opera House

Policies & Procedures

2022 Summer Season
Metropolitan Opera House

June 13 - July 16, 2022

COVID-19 Safety Policy and Procedures

American Ballet Theatre prioritizes the health and safety of our audiences, dancers, and staff.

For all in-person performance, ABT works closely to follow the health and safety protocols of our presenting venues based on CDC and local guidelines.

2022 Summer performances at the Metropolitan Opera House will be seated with no social distancing. Additional safety measures include rigorous cleaning and sanitation protocols and a contactless entrance experience for ticket holders.

For 2022 Summer performances at the Metropolitan Opera House, all ticket holders must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after you have received a second dose in a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after you have received a single-dose vaccine.

Beginning January 17, 2022, the Metropolitan Opera House will require proof of a Covid booster shot for all those eligible to receive it.

All audience members must provide in-person proof of vaccination against Covid-19 with a vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or by the World Health Organization (WHO):

  • Pfizer / BioNtech Comirnaty
  • Moderna
  • Johnson & Johnson / Janssen
  • AstraZeneca
  • SII/Covishield
  • Sinopharm
  • Sinovac-CoronaVac
  • Covaxin

Audiences will be required to maintain appropriate face coverings in accordance with current CDC guidelines when attending performances.

Vaccines are now available for children ages 5 to 11, and fully vaccinated children are welcome to attend performances beginning two weeks after receiving their final dose. Photo ID for children under 12 will not be required as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian with valid photo ID.

Negative Covid tests for audience members, including children, will not be accepted as an alternative to vaccination proof.

Specific health and safety protocols are determined by the Metropolitan Opera House and American Ballet Theatre and are subject to change. We will strive to communicate substantial changes to health and safety protocols in advance of performances.

In addition, ABT has revised its ticket exchange and refund policy for the 2022 Summer Season to provide more flexibility.

Thank you for your understanding as we endeavor to keep our audiences and artists safe. Please check back for updates on our most current protocol, which is subject to change.

Proof of Vaccination

All audience members must provide in-person verification of vaccination. Prior to entering the Metropolitan Opera House, you will be asked to provide proof of vaccination through the CLEAR app (if available to you), the Excelsior Pass (for New York State residents), the NYC COVID Safe app (for New York City residents), an EU Digital COVID Certificate, or an original CDC or internationally recognized physical vaccination record or photograph of it.

If using Excelsior Pass, NYC COVID Safe app, or a vaccination card, you must present photo ID along with your vaccine proof.

Trained individuals will review your proof of vaccination as you arrive at the Met.

Learn more about vaccination verification options accepted by the Met here.

Verification Options
Refunds and Exchanges

For the 2022 Summer Season at the Metropolitan Opera House, ticket holders may exchange or refund tickets up until noon the day of the performance at no extra charge, except any difference in ticket price.

If a ticket buyer is unable to use their tickets, they may donate them back to American Ballet Theatre until curtain time.

2020 Spring Season Ticket Holder Information

2020 Spring Season ticket holders that still have money On Account may use the value of their tickets during the 2022 Season at the Metropolitan Opera House. We regret that this credit cannot be used for other American Ballet Performances.

All Full Series Subscribers to the cancelled 2020 Spring Season will be honored as renewals for the next season at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Please note that all remaining funds On Account will revert to a donation on July 17, 2022.

Thank you to all the 2020 Spring Season ticket holders that chose to donate the value of their tickets to the ABT Crisis Relief Fund. Your generosity helped us tremendously during these challenging times.