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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See a Show

Every show is a one-of-a-kind theatre experience created on the spot by our highly skilled actors and inspired by your suggestions.

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Take a Class

Improv skills are life skills. Explore your inherent creativity in a fun, safe, and supportive environment. New classes start every week!

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Improv @ Work

Improve team effectiveness, unlock creativity, and build morale with customized trainings and performances from BATS Improv.

Do Improv @ Work »

Coming Soon to BATS

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2pm
New Holiday Show
NYE Special, Dec. 31

Our 30th Anniversary Season!
When BATS started in 1986 it was embraced by performers and audiences alike.  Thirty years and 18 "Best-of" awards later, we have developed a style that is all our own, while still taking risks and pushing the boundaries of improvised theater.  Whether you see a show, take a class, or participate in one of our @ Work programs, we thank you joining us as we celebrate thirty years of Real. Funny. Theatre.


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

– Shawn B, Yelp review

Meet the Butler (1:18)
Improvised live at BATS