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.

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Coming Soon to BATS

Fridays in April
Saturdays, April 1 - May 13
Fridays in May & June

San Francisco's Favorite Improv!

Every year, BATS welcomes over 10,000 audience members to our one-of-a-kind brand of improvised theatre, and over 1,000 students to our world-renowned improv classes. And, we're the proud recipients of 18 "Best-Of" Awards, including "Best Theatre Company," "Best First Date Spot," and a "highly recommended" rating from Frommer's travel guide. See a show  l  Take a class  l  Improv @ Work

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

– Shawn B, Yelp review

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Improvised live at BATS

 

BATS News

BATS @ SF Sketchfest: This Thursday, Jan. 19

BATS Improv is proud to return to SF Sketchfest with our original show: “Improvised Game of Thrones.”  Tickets available through Sketchfest here.

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