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BEDLAM’s Health & Safety Policy

With Health & Safety at the forefront of our minds, we developed the following policies and protocols to ensure that everyone entering our theatre remains safe throughout the run of the production.

In cooperation with Actors’ Equity Association, BEDLAM is producing FALL RIVER FISHING and THE GOOD JOHN PROCTOR in compliance with a strict Fully Vaccinated Company agreement which ensures that the entire team of artists and staff are fully vaccinated. In accordance with this agreement, and in order to keep our company and each other safe, we ask that all audience members remain masked while within our venue.

Please note that our policy may change over the course of 2023 as we follow closely the ever-evolving guidelines set forth by the CDC, New York State, and New York City. We will notify all ticket holders in the event of any change to these policies. 


  • All staff, volunteers, and audiences will be required to wear face masks in all areas of the theater. Only on-stage performers and guest speakers may be unmasked. Masks will be provided for patrons who arrive without one.
  • On the day of the show, we will send out an email that will include all of our up-to-date safety guidelines.
  • The Box Office will not be printing physical tickets. All patrons will receive e-tickets through email that can be presented on phone displays at the door.
  • House Managers and Ushers will be present to direct patrons and offer assistance.


  • Increase the cleaning of all public spaces including lobby, seating and restroom areas.
  • We will thoroughly disinfect door handles, counters, and all shared surfaces prior to every performance.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the venue.
  • Masks will also be available at every performance.


  • We have been working closely with the management of The Connelly Theater to ensure that their HVAC system meets the current recommended air-flow guidelines with MERV-13 air filters.
  • We certify that The Connelly Theater has met all requirements for NEBB certified status in testing, adjusting, and balancing of environmental systems throughout the venue.

If you would like to review the full air flow analysis and ventilation reports, please contact and we will provide you with a copy of our certification documents and air balance reports.


The Venue: The Connelly Theater

The historic Connelly Theater is a beautiful 99-150-seat jewelbox space in the heart of NYC’s East Village that now serves as a home for adventurous independent theater productions. The building, originally an orphanage, dates back to the mid-1870s. The theater itself was once a choir hall, with the distinctive proscenium arch and stage added later. The Connelly is is part of Cornelia Connelly Center, a non-profit that champions girls at risk, empowering them to realize their full potential from middle school through college and beyond. Proceeds from theater rental support the Center’s education programs. Josh Luxenberg is the Connelly Theater General Manager.

Named one of NYC’s best off-off-Broadway theaters by Time Out NY!



Although the building is unfortunately not ADA-compliant (it was built in the mid-1800s), the theater is on ground level and we have a secondary entrance that is wheelchair accessible (no steps).

Patrons who use wheelchairs can easily be seated in the front row. Restrooms are accessible without stairs, however there are no wide stalls.

To make additional arrangements or for further information about the accessibility of the space, please email


The theater is located on 220 East 4th Street in New York City. Closest subway stations are the F to “2nd Ave” (.4 mi), 6 to “Astor Place” (.7 mi) or the R/W to “8th Street” (.8 mi).