Plan Your Visit

BAMPFA is making some temporary changes to our film program in response to the current COVID-19 surge. Our film screenings will proceed as scheduled, with attendance capped at fifty percent capacity until further notice. We are also updating our vaccination requirement for the Barbro Osher Theater to reflect the latest public health guidance that all event attendees be fully vaccinated to the maximum extent for which they are eligible, including booster shots in most cases. See below for more information.

Due to related operational concerns, our gallery hours are temporarily reduced to 11 AM to 5 PM through February 16.

Walk-up admission now available, or purchase advance tickets online.

We are happy to welcome you back to the BAMPFA galleries to view our exhibitions in a safe environment. We are regularly updating our policies in alignment with the City of Berkeley and the University of California to ensure the health and safety of all visitors and staff.

Proof of vaccination is required for attendance at all events in the Barbro Osher Theater, including film screenings. This policy applies to everyone five years old and above. Please refer to the below list of acceptable forms of vaccination verification* per the City of Berkeley’s Public Health Order, and note that most forms must be accompanied by a valid photo ID.

While the City of Berkeley Public Health Division is not currently recommending capacity restrictions for indoor venues, BAMPFA has voluntarily elected to reduce the capacity of the Osher Theater to fifty percent until further notice, in order to better protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. We encourage film attendees to purchase tickets in advance.

Please review these guidelines below before you visit. Any patrons not in compliance will be asked to visit another day.

Your Well-Being Is Our Priority

  • All staff and visitors are required to wear face coverings.
  • BAMPFA has increased sanitizing high-touch areas using products approved for use against COVID-19.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the building.
  • We are recommending contactless payment.

Before You Come

While You Are Here

  • Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times (ages 2 & up). We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks, as these have been proven to better protect against transmission.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently. Sanitizer dispensers are available throughout the building.
  • Bring home a memento of your visit: the BAMPFA Store is open. Gallery admission is not required.
  • View our general visitor policies.
In the Galleries

BAMPFA is temporarily reducing our gallery hours. Our galleries and store will be open from 11 AM to 5 PM until further notice.

Please observe social distancing in the galleries. Follow all distancing signage and heed instructions from BAMPFA staff.

Stay with your group throughout your visit.

In the Barbro Osher Theater

Proof of vaccination will be required for entry by all patrons attending a film screening or event in the Osher Theater. As of February 1, this vaccination requirement will be updated to reflect the latest public health guidance that all event attendees be fully vaccinated to the maximum extent for which they are eligible.

Ages 12 and older:
  • Have received a booster vaccination at least 14 days before the performance; OR
  • If not yet eligible for the booster:
    • Have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines within the past five months and at least 14 days before the performance; OR
    • Have received a first dose of Johnson & Johnson in the past two months and at least 14 days before the performance.
Ages 5 through 11:
  • Have received a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least 14 days before the performance.

Staff will check proof of vaccination before entry into the theater; expect short wait times and plan your arrival accordingly.

For 7 PM film screenings, doors open at 6:30 PM.

*Acceptable Proof of Full Vaccination
For the purposes of this policy, acceptable proof of full vaccination include only the following documentation indicating that at least two weeks have elapsed since a person received their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized (including emergency authorization) by the FDA or World Health Organization:

A Vaccination Card issued by the CDC or a foreign governmental jurisdiction which includes the name of the person vaccinated, the type of vaccine provided, and the date(s) the dose or doses were administered

A photo or copy of a Vaccination Card either as a hardcopy or stored on a phone or electronic device

Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider

A personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California (link) or similar documentation issued by another state, local, or foreign governmental jurisdiction

An authentic digital record that includes a QR code that when scanned by a SMART Health Card reader accurately displays to the reader client name, date of birth, vaccine dates and vaccine type

Unvaccinated individuals may be present as a result of exemptions, exceptions, fraudulent verification, or checker error. UC Berkeley does not promise or guarantee that all patrons or employees on site are vaccinated. No precautions eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19.