COVID-19 Policy Updates

Safety and Returning to Indoor Theater

In recognition of the currently low COVID transmission rates in Middlesex County and the Greater Boston area and feedback from our staff and guests, face masks will no longer be required at Central Square Theater. Guests who wish to wear masks are still encouraged to do so.

Thank you in advance for your help in keeping everyone safe when attending Central Square Theater. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


Are Central Square Theater staff vaccinated?

Yes, Central Square Theater is a fully vaccinated organization. 

What if I test positive?

If you test positive, you can’t be admitted to the theater. Please contact our box office at for an exchange of tickets or a refund. 

What if I have COVID symptoms?

If you have any of the following symptoms: fever, sore throat, chills, cough, shortness of breath, congestion, nausea, or vomiting, please contact our box office to request a refund or exchange and do not come to the show.

Will the performers wear masks on stage?

The actors will not wear masks while on stage during the performance.

What kind of ventilation system does the CST have?

With our partners at MIT, we have recently performed a complete evaluation of our HVAC systems, including testing and balancing. All of our filters were changed to MERV 13 or higher. Our airflow systems can vary the amount of fresh air that is brought in, allowing for high levels of outside air during shows.

Will printed programs be available?

Printed programs will be available. However, digital programs available through a QR code and a link in a pre-show email.