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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support_volunteer_company-players-05Volunteer at BATS

First off, we love, and need, our volunteers.
THANK YOU!!!

Volunteers are a critical part of the BATS Improv community and essential to our continued success as a nonprofit theatre. (You know we are a nonprofit, right?) Moreover, volunteering at BATS is fun and easy, gives you a behind-the-scenes look into live theatre, and is a great way to meet people who love improv as much as you do!

Our volunteers come from all walks of life. Everyone is welcome. We have new volunteer opportunities every week, so no long-term commitment is required (though once you start, you might get hooked).

Come, join the fun! Become a BATS volunteer and play a part in the only company in San Francisco that’s been blazing the improv trail since 1986. Here’s how.


Volunteer at a Show

As a Show Volunteer, you’ll see the show you support for free, plus get a free pass to come back and see another show on us. What’s more, you’ll get a unique behind-the-scenes experience at BATS Improv.

Volunteer duties may include

  • Ushering and greeting patrons
  • Working the BATS Cafe
  • Scorekeeping during TheatresportsTM tournaments
  • House Manager support

Sign up for our Show Volunteer Mailing List »

You’ll get information on upcoming shows plus a link where you can sign up to volunteer on specific dates. It takes less than a minute, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

If you have any additional questions about volunteering, please email BATS@improv.org
or call (415) 474-6776.

“BATS does important work in the community.”

– BATS supporter (from anonymous survey)

Keep BATS Flying!

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