Shortform: (usually on Fridays)
fun and fast-paced improvised theatre, filled with scenes, songs, games, and lots of audience participation and suggestions.

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Longform: (usually on Saturdays)
full-length, narrative, genre-driven, completely improvised stories based on audience suggestions.

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BATS Improv COVID Prevention Policy for Students & Audience Members

Vaccination Policy 

BATS Improv requires all staff, coaches, performers, audiences, and students participating in in-person activities to have received a complete primary series of COVID vaccination. As per the CDC, Primary series completion is defined as receipt of 2 vaccine doses for persons who received Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or unspecified U.S.-authorized or approved mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, or receipt of 1 dose for persons who received Janssen. 

Students: Please keep an eye on your email for instructions on how to provide proof of vaccination. This must be provided before the start date of your in-person class.

Audience Members: Please bring proof of up to date vaccination and photo ID to show upon entry.


Providing Proof of Vaccination

Proof of primary series vaccination is required for all ticket holders from Feb 1st onwards. Click here to see a full list of valid proof of Vaccinations in San Francisco

All patrons entering the theatre will be required to show an ID with your photo and full name and proof of vaccination. A physical vaccination card, picture of your vaccination card, or digital vaccination record will suffice. California residents may obtain a digital vaccination card at

Proof of vaccination must indicate that it has been at least 14 days since the patron’s primary series of vaccinations (two doses are required for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, one for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine).

We are not currently accepting any medical or religious exemptions. 



Masks must be worn by everyone, at all in-person classes and shows. The only exception will be for improvisers when performing on stage. We strongly encourage you to wear a KN95 or an N95 mask, or if these are not available to you, to layer a cloth mask on top of a surgical mask to ensure a better fit to the face.



We rely on our community members to self-report symptoms and COVID exposures.

If you feel ill, please do not come to class or shows.

If you test positive for COVID-19 and it is possible that you participated in a BATS Improv class while potentially contagious, notify our office immediately via phone at: 415-474-6776 or email at:

We will make any necessary reports to public health authorities.

Show Refund Policy: If you need to cancel attendance for a show due to COVID-19 we will be happy to give you a refund or to provide a credit towards a future show.

Class Refund Policy: Unfortunately due to the complexity and costs of classes we are unable to offer refunds with less than 96 hours notice before the class start time and date. In the event of a documented case of COVID-19, we will make an exception to transfer the student to an online class or issue a pro-rata refund for in-person sessions missed.


Risk mitigation measures:

We will not produce printed programs or tickets

Where possible windows and doors will be kept open to increase outside air flow and we have  free-standing HEPA air-filters to reduce potential for airborne transmission  

Class numbers are managed to enable physical distancing

Surgical masks and hand sanitizer will be available in the theatre

We are encouraging everyone to wash their hands before and after any in person activities at BATS

We will update our COVID-19 policies as needed to keep our community safe and to comply with public health guidelines.

Version 4/18/2023