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

November 11-12
December 1, 2, 3, & 4
December 9-23

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

Paris Café (4:25)
Improvised live at BATS



?? Vote BATS Improv for “Best Theatre Company”

Vote BATS Improv for “Best Theatre Company” in the 2016 SFBG Best of the Bay poll!

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