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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Improv @ Work

Through Improv @ Work, BATS provides Group Training Programs and Custom Entertainment, your place or ours — from collaboration, communication, and team-building workshops to an on-site improvised show tailored just for you.

Why do Improv @ Work?

Because improv skills are life skills, and work skills. Whether you work for a Fortune 500, a tech startup, or a social justice nonprofit, your team must be able to adapt, create, communicate, and collaborate. Unlike traditional corporate training programs, improv embraces the uniqueness of every participant while creating meaningful bonds through shared success. Plus, it’s fun!

And for special events, parties, or just to provide some stress relief in the office, no entertainment is more personal and involving than improv. Your group’s suggestions will inspire our show.

“The BATS team did an amazing job. They were able to connect the fundamentals of improv to everything we were trying to accomplish in a business sense.”

— Christopher Koch, NBC Universal


Group Training

Since 1986, we have been bringing the power of improvised theatre to businesses and organizations to improve team effectiveness, unlock creativity and innovation, and build morale.

We believe that humans are most receptive to learning when they’re enjoying themselves. Our improv professionals create engaging, no-pressure learning environments that bring out the best in your people and your company. Our world-class training can take place in your office, at our theater, or wherever works best for your group.

Provide your team with experience in successful collaboration with Improv @ Work. Pixar, Kaiser Permanente, YouTube, and many others have. See what they had to say.

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otg3Custom Entertainment

BATS’ custom entertainment is the antidote for bad cover bands, awkward icebreaker games, and other event fails. Inspired by your group’s ideas, our improv professionals will create a personalized show that turns your party into an engaging, unforgettable occasion.

We’ll work with you to develop the perfect program for your group — from short scenes, stories, and songs to a complete improvised murder mystery to TheatresportsTM, our knock-down-drag-out improv rumble!

All of our shows are 100% unscripted and unplanned. Whatever the theme, the show is a journey that brings people together through shared fun, laughter, and creativity.

And don’t worry about putting your people “on the spot.” Guest participation is encouraged, but no one is badgered or dragged onstage. We only take volunteers who actually volunteer! (Seriously, we’re not about making anyone uncomfortable. Click here for more about us and our style of performance.)

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Can’t Decide? Want Both?

If you can’t decide which program would be best for your group — or if you’ve already realized that all things improv are wonderful — you can combine training and entertainment by adding a workshop to a performance or vice versa.

Contact us to learn more: work@improv.org  415.474.6776


Holiday Events

Planning a holiday party? BATS Improv @ Work offers Holiday Events packages that will add fun and excitement to any gathering.

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“It was a great experience and really made our retreat memorable.”

– Improv @ Work client (from anonymous survey)

Contact us to learn how BATS Improv @ Work programs can be customized for your group.

work@improv.org
(415) 474-6776