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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Warp Speed
An Improvised Trek

An improvised "trek." Boldly go where...

These are the voyages of a Starship to be named by you, the audience! Its mission: to explore new characters, to seek out new dangerous and intense relationships, and to boldly go where no improv has gone before!

Warp Speed is a completely improvised salute to that classic sci-fi TV series of the 60s. Instead seeing Kirk and Spock (or spoofs of Kirk and Spock), your suggestions will beam aboard an all-new crew of characters, created and introduced on the spot!

Like every show at BATS, nothing will have been pre-planned or discussed in advance. There are no “stock characters” or pre-determined plot points or situations. Everything from the plot, to the dialogue, to the characters, to the music — and even the lighting cues — will be made up on the spot!

Approx. running time: 1hr 45m
Directed by: Laura Derry


“You’ll leave feeling better than when you arrived.”

– Audience member

shows-side-imageShows Every
Friday & Saturday

The BATS Main Stage Company performs every Friday and Saturday night at 8:00 in BATS’ Bayfront Theater at historic Fort Mason Center in San Francisco’s scenic Marina District. Shows change every month.

Map & Nearby



A. Greens (vegetarian)
B. Off the Grid (Friday night food truck festival)
C. Jake’s Steaks (sports bar, sandwiches)
D. Benjarong (Thai, vegetarian)
E. Silver Clouds (karaoke bar & grill)
F. Algerias (Spanish)
G. Mas Sake (Japanese-Mexican, DJ)
H. Patxi’s Chicago Pizza (pizza)
I. Sweet Aroma (Vietnamese)
J. Pacific Catch (seafood)
K. Tacolicious (Mexican)
L. Barney’s (gourmet hamburgers)