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 to be fully vaccinated to participate in in-person activities. Please bring proof of vaccination to show upon entry.


Masks are required to be worn by everyone, regardless of vaccination status, at all in-person classes and shows. The only exception will be for improvisers when performing on stage. 


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.

If you need to cancel attendance in a class or show we will be happy to give you a refund or to provide a credit towards a future show or class. 


Risk Mitigation Measures

We are currently limiting ticket sales to 30% to allow room for physical distancing during shows

We are implementing a unidirectional flow of traffic inside the theater during shows 

We will not produce printed programs or tickets 

Where possible windows and doors will be kept open to increase outside air flow and we are purchasing 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 are currently evaluating whether or not to sell concessions during shows. Please be prepared and bring drinking water with you in case it is not available for purchase.

Updated July 7, 2021

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


“The gold standard for improv in the San Francisco Bay Area”

– Shawn B, Yelp review

Paris Café (4:25)
Improvised live at BATS


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