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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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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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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Bring Us to Work

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

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Coming Soon to BATS

Closing Night!
Six genres in one night!
Opens Feb. 7
Mad-cap Improvised Comedy
Jason, Barbara, Rebecca P. -vs- Paul, Jenny, Kasey
Our signature improv theatre competition!

BATS Gives Back!

Improv Lesson #1: You’re not in it alone. As a nonprofit San Francisco institution, we feel strongly about giving back to the broader community that sustains us as we build an improvised theatre community from the grassroots.

Through our Community Outreach Programs, like Laughing Stock, which offers free improv classes to people living with chronic and life-threatening illness, BATS brings the skills and delight of improvised theatre to people throughout the Bay Area and beyond.

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

– Shawn B, Yelp review

Theatresports: Centaur (3:25)
Improvised live at BATS


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