All audience members will be required to present Proof of Vaccination. Means of proof include a Vaccination card, NYC COVID Safe passport app, or the NYS Excelsior Pass mobile app. Unvaccinated individuals with a negative Covid test result or having antibodies due to previous exposure to Covid-19 are not exempt.
All guests will submit to a temperature check upon entry and must agree to wear a face covering. Steve Cohen will be unmasked for the performance but has been fully vaccinated and will also undergo a regular testing regimen.
All audience members will be required to sanitize their hands using the hand sanitizer station located at the showroom door, prior to entry. A factory-sealed deck of playing cards will be opened at each show.
An intimate setting has always been a hallmark of Chamber Magic. Prior to the pandemic, audiences were limited to 64 people per show, in a ballroom that holds up to 200. That will be reduced further, and in excess of the state and city requirements for live performance to just 50 audience members per performance.
The Lotte New York Palace has collaborated with Dr. Robert Amler, a former Chief Medical Officer at the CDC on its COVID-19 safety plan. All showroom HVAC units have been replaced, and Merv 13 filters are installed to meet ASHRE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) standards.
The late show will begin 30 minutes later than previous, to minimize audiences from interacting with each other. The new showtimes are 7:00PM and 9:30PM, every Friday and Saturday.