Your health and well-being are our priority, so please visit our website to see how we are working to keep all our patrons safe during these difficult times. Our Covid-19 regulations are updated regularly on the site, and all ticket holders agree to adhere to the most current guidelines.

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center is committed to the safety and well-being of our patrons as you return to the Vogel Auditorium. In accordance with the New Jersey Theater Alliance, the standards of the Broadway theater community and Actors’ Equity Association and the latest CDC guidelines—the Axelrod staff will adhere to the following protocols and policies to ensure that we are Opening Right:

  • Masks are required for patrons. All staff working with the public will be required to wear masks.

  • Children ages 2 to 12 (who are ineligible for the Covid-19 vaccination) are required to wear masks in the theater.

  • All surfaces in the theater, lobby and box office will be cleaned and disinfected before and between all performances.

  • The theater’s HVAC system has been upgraded to provide for maximum fresh-air ventilation utilizing the CDC-recommended MERV-13 filters, which  are being replaced monthly (instead of every 3 to 4 months). 

  • All ticket transactions will be contactless.

  • Programs will be available through a QR code. No physical programs will be distributed until further notice.

  • All tickets are refundable and exchangeable up to the day of the performance. If a patron is not feeling well or feels they may have come in contact with Covid-19, call the box office and arrange an exchange or refund. There’s never anything to lose!

  • No food or beverage is permitted in the theater or lobby, except water bottles. There are no concession stands open for the remainder of 2022.

  • The management will adhere to additional guidance of the CDC and other public health officials and adjust our protocols accordingly. Check this space frequently for updates and changes to the above policies.

Dr. Arthur Topilow, President

Jess Levy, CEO


Andrew DePrisco, Artistic Director