Public spaces at present are facing an existential threat with safety concerns, restrictions, and social distancing. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major changes and/or a halt in public events. Restrictions have been put in place to reduce transmission risks for those who work, volunteer in this physical space, and for public space users attending performances. Experts warn that social distancing will continue to be needed even after vaccination starts. Therefore, understanding that the public gathering may take a while to return to their original form, this research synthesizes available evidence for designing a safe but welcoming, cohesive, and vibrant performing public space.