For over 40 years, Roulette has presented new and adventurous art to audiences interested in the evolution of experimental work. In order to continue pursuing our mission amidst the challenges and uncertainties presented by COVID-19, Roulette has created a robust safety plan outlining policies and protocols to protect the health and safety of our staff, contractors, performers, clients, and broader community.


Current Safety Protocols

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required for entry.

All persons aged 12 and older who wish to enter Roulette (e.g. staff, visitors, performers, audience members, and rental clients) must first show proof of having received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO, administered at least 14 days prior to entry. Valid forms of proof include:

      • Vaccination card with matching photo ID
      • Photo of vaccination card that clearly shows your name and dates of vaccination with matching photo ID
      • NYS Excelsior Pass with matching photo ID
      • NYC COVID Safe app

If you are unable to receive vaccination due to health or religious reasons, please email boxoffice@roulette.org at least 72-hours in advance of the event you wish to attend to discuss reasonable accommodations.

NOTE: As of January 1, 2022, everyone aged 12 and over will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This means having received one dose in a one-dose series or the second dose in a two-dose series of a Covid-19 vaccine authorized by the FDA or WHO at least 14 days prior to entering Roulette.

  • Everyone entering Roulette must wear a face mask, except while eating and drinking. (Please see below for additional guidance on eating and drinking.)
  • Performing artists may remove masks at pre-approved times as part of their performance.

  • Roulette is operating at full capacity (up to 400 seated or 550 standing).
  • Roulette encourages but does not require social distancing.
  • Roulette performances are general admission; seating is not assigned.

  • Roulette’s bar will be open at Roulette performances.
  • Patrons of the bar are encouraged to distance themselves from those not in their party when removing their mask to drink.
  • Please keep the lobby a mask-only space by bringing your drink to your seat and/or consuming food and beverage inside the performance hall only
  • Catered events are permissible but may be subject to additional restrictions. 

  • Roulette is professionally cleaned on a regular basis.
  • High-touch surface areas and AV equipment are disinfected periodically.
  • Roulette’s HVAC system employs MERV-13 filters and in-duct Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UV-C light) to prevent the spread of a number of airborne contaminants and illnesses, including COVID-19.