Stormont ministers have decided theatres and concert halls in Northern Ireland can reopen to indoor audiences.
The changes come into effect from 6pm today (27 July), after the initial decision was delayed from last week.
Entrance to performances will be ticket only and audiences must remain seated in their allocated space, with social distancing of one metre.
Audience members will be expected to wear face masks and only remove them to consume food and drink.
The new guidelines also applies to live music events, which can be held with no restrictions on volume.
Theatres Trust Director Jon Morgan said the news is "fantastic" but called for a consistent approach across the four nations.
"With social distancing or capacity caps in place elsewhere... this is both confusing for audiences and an obstacle for touring productions."