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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about_ourvision_candid-on-stageOur Vision

We envision a world where everyone is comfortable in their own skin, where ideas and flights of fancy are encouraged, respected, and given wondrous, unimaginable form through spirited, skillful collaboration.

Where life itself is recognized as improvisational and the skills of improvised theatre are embraced as life skills.

Where the art of improvised theatre is broadly enjoyed and the BATS style of storytelling is acknowledged as an essential way to celebrate our shared experience.

Where BATS Improv-trained performers are recognized for their unique ability to capture the depth and humor of the human condition.

Where, accessible to all, BATS Improv continues to explore and innovate, fading the line between actor and audience to create a community of kindred spirits and a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.

In this future, our world is a brighter, more accepting, more creative place where everyone wants to live, if only one show or class at a time.

“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!

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