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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BATS Main Stage Company & Coaches

The BATS Main Stage Company is an ensemble of highly skilled actors specializing in spontaneity. Reconized as San Francisco’s premiere improvised theatre troupe, the BATS Company includes some of the country’s most talented improv actors — many of whom have shaped the artform of improvised theatre. Each is a master of the BATS style of improv, artistically expressing the hilarity, and poignancy, of the human condition.

All the coaches at BATS School of Improv are seasoned teachers and improvisers, with years of experience guiding students from improv basics to the intricacies of stagecraft and genre scene work. Our coaches specialize in creating a safe, constructive environment while using our teaching techniques to maximize learning and growth. Each is an approachable master of the BATS style of improv, artistically expressing the hilarity, and poignancy, of the human condition.

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“A wild, crazy, innovative, fun journey into the unknown!”

– Audience member

Theatresports: Centaur (3:25)
Improvised live at BATS

 

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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.

BATS News

Summer Sessions Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of BATS School of Improv’s Summer Sessions. Students have come from all over the world to participate in these unique intensive classes.

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