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

August 11th and 12th
August 18th and 19th
August 25th and 26th

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

Paris Café (4:25)
Improvised live at BATS