See You in August!



Play NYC tickets are now available! Choose the date that you'd like to attend and select the timing that works best for you. Please note that all attendees are required to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. We reserve the right to refuse entry if you’re not able to follow our guidelines.

A negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours is only accepted for children under 16 years old.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Save Your Spot at Play NYC

If the form above doesn't work on your device, check out the ticket listing here. Please check our COVID-19 Safety Measures below before proceeding.

Ticket Options

Regular Full Weekend - $50
Available from July 4th, 2021 through August 8th, 2021.

Single-Day Access - $30 for Saturday | $25 for Sunday
Available from July 4th to August 8th, 2021. You will have the option to choose 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM or 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM entry. For group tickets that are more than 10, please contact

Dev & Pro Access - $100
For industry pros, this pass will go on sale July 4th. Get access to the full weekend plus our industry-only party on Saturday night, August 7th.

Volunteer Sign Up

Interested in joining Play NYC 2021 as a volunteer? Sign up and we'll be in touch!

COVID-19 Safety Measures

To keep you and other attendees safe, please follow these guidelines:

  • Present proof of COVID-19 vaccination at our registration area. Children under 16 will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result that was taken within 48-hours before entering the venue. We will accept physical and digital proof (i.e. Excelsior Pass). A valid photo ID will be required.

  • Use hand sanitizer frequently.
  • Please stay home if you do not feel well, have symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19, were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days, or do not have valid proof as stated above.
  • We reserve the right to refuse entry if you’re not able to follow these guidelines. Tickets are non-refundable.

We will adhere to the latest CDC, city, and state COVID-19 safety guidelines. We’ve also taken the following measures to further ensure a safe, friendly, and comfortable environment at Play NYC:

  • All exhibitors, event staff, and volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated before Play NYC.

  • Timed entry for ticketing options to avoid overcrowding at the venue. Contact tracing for all event staff and attendees.

  • The event floor, door handles, and restrooms are sanitized every 30 minutes using 3M’s hospital-grade 5L disinfectant.

  • The HVAC system features upgraded general surgery-grade filtration.

  • Venue staff is educated and trained on all COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

  • Exhibitors are asked to sanitize controllers and other interactive equipment between play sessions.

In light of the CDC's recent recommendation for fully-vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings, Play NYC is requiring that all staff, exhibitors, and attendees wear a mask while inside the Metropolitan Pavilion. Mask recommendations include:

  • has two or more layers

  • completely covers your nose and mouth

  • fits snugly against the sides of your face and doesn't have gaps

  • For more information on proper masking, please visit the CDC's Guide to Masks.

Additional Information

During checkout, we will ask for your personal information (including home address and phone number) for contact tracing purposes. Your information will not be used or shared with any other parties.

In the interest of fostering an inclusive and safe environment at all of our events, our Code of Conduct will be enforced. All attendees will be subjected to a security check by Metropolitan Pavilion’s staff.

No outside food & drink will be allowed inside.
No pets allowed.

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