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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Jobs & Auditions


Click the job title to open a PDF that includes the job description, requirements, and instructions for how to apply. Jobs will remain listed until the position has been filled.

Managing Director – new

Usher (Volunteer)
Ongoing positions available

Volunteering is a great way to have fun, spend time with cool people, and see a free show! 


BATS School of Improv holds auditions for class placement on a case-by-case basis for new students with previous, equivalent improv training. To inquire about a school audition, please email

The BATS Main Stage Company holds annual auditions in April for its Company Guest Program. The Company Guest Program is an excellent training and performance opportunity for experienced improvisers. Participants in the Guest Program perform and train alongside the BATS Main Stage Company for nine months.

A link with more information will be posted on this page each year when we begin accepting applications. If you have questions about the Guest Program and auditions, please email

“Quintessentially San Francisco”

– Audience member (from anonymous survey)

BATS Improv is a
non-profit theatre company!

BATS Improv is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to cultivating and innovating the craft of improvised theatre.  Your gift helps us make professional live theatre accessible to everyone, and it will help you at tax time too!