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fun and fast-paced improvised theatre, filled with scenes, songs, games, and lots of audience participation and suggestions.


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full-length, narrative, genre-driven, completely improvised stories based on audience suggestions.


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Map, Directions & Nearby

Bayfront Theater

2 Marina Blvd
Building B, Third floor
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

BATS Improv is located in the Bayfront Theater, Suite 350 on the third floor of Building B at Fort Mason Center (FMC). FMC is located in the beautiful San Francisco Marina District between Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge.

The auto entrance to FMC is at the intersection of Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, across from the Marina Safeway. After you enter the first parking area keep right to enter FMC. Building B is the second from the left if you are facing the water. The BATS Improv entrance is on the left side of the building (facing Greens restaurant). Once inside, take the elevator or stairs to the third floor.

Accessibility: The Bayfront Theater and classrooms in Fort Mason are wheelchair accessible. There is a ramp at the south side (nearest the parking lot) of the west entrance to the building (the entrance with the BATS sign) and an elevator to get to the third floor. ADA-compliant bathrooms are located across the bridge in Building C. Please email bats@improv.org to notify us of any special needs you may have so we can try to accommodate them.

Parking: Fort Mason Center has paid parking. There may also be nearby on-street parking, please check signs carefully.

Other Fort Mason Center Locations: Our improv classes at Fort Mason Center are either held in the Bayfront Theatre (Room B350), or in other rooms on the Fort Mason Center campus. If you have a class in a Fort Mason Center room number like C230, here is how to figure out where that is: C refers to “Building C”, and since the number starts with a 2, that means it’s on the 2nd floor. Look for signage to direct you once you get to the correct floor of the building your class is in.


Studio 210

BATS School of Improv holds classes in Studio 210 as well as the Bayfront Theater and the Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto. Studio 210 is a unit inside the Old Sears Building at 3435 Cesar Chavez.

Accessibility: Unfortunately, Studio 210 is not wheelchair accessible.

Parking: Free street parking is available around the building, and generally not too hard to find. You may want to leave a couple of extra minutes just to be sure you find a spot.

Public Transportation: Studio 210 is just a few blocks from the 24th/Mission BART station and easily accessed by many city buses.


Cubberley Community Center

BATS School of Improv holds classes in the Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto as well as the Bayfront Theater and Studio 210 in San Francisco.

Accessibility: The Cubberley Community Center is wheelchair accessible. 

Parking: Free parking is available in the Cubberley parking lot. This PDF shows a detailed map of Cubberley, including room locations and parking.

Public Transportation: Cubberley is one mile from the San Antonio Caltrain Station and accessible by bus.


Safety Information

We encourage you to help each other out by providing rides to public transportation, walking together to your cars, and carpooling. As with any urban environment, be aware of your surroundings when walking after dark and use common sense. If you ever feel concerned about safety, please check in with your instructor and he/she will make sure you find company walking out.

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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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