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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Custom Performance & Holiday Events

By definition, improvisation is custom entertainment. It cannot be reproduced, no matter how often our audiences may suspect something we perform is scripted. BATS Improv provides entertainment that is customized for YOU, and allows YOUR TEAM to share the spotlight! Our cast can incorporate your employees, family members, friends, colleagues — any willing volunteers, that is — into the show to make it a memorable experience for everyone.

BATS Improv provides customized, hilarious, interactive entertainment for holiday parties, too. Contact us for more information or to book a BATS ensemble and secure the date of your choice, any day of the week.

Some of our most popular formats include:

BATS Improv Trio
Amaze the people at your gathering with a one-of-a-kind improv performance — just for them!

  • 3 performers
  • 30-minutes to 1 hour of short scenes, stories, and songs inspired by audience suggestions
  • Lots of audience participation and variety

Theatresports™ Main Event
Two teams compete in a full-length performance of Theatresports, our signature format.

  • 6 performers
  • 90-minutes to 2 hours, with intermission, of short scenes, stories, and songs based on audience suggestions
  • Lots of audience participation and variety

otg-2Theatresports™ Shorts
Two teams compete in an abridged version of Theatresports, our signature format.

  • 6 performers
  • 30 minutes to 1 hour of short scenes, stories, and songs based on audience suggestions
  • Lots of audience participation and variety

Long-form Genre Show
Our world-famous long-form genre shows will make your group ask “How much of that was actually improvised?!” The answer is always “All of it!”

  • We offer completely improvised musicals and plays in the style of Shakespeare, Westerns, Film Noir, Science Fiction, and many other genres. Content can be personalized to include references to your event, guest of honor, industry, personnel, and more. And all formats incorporate suggestions and ideas that are generated by your audience.
  • Number of performers and length vary

Each program is individually created and custom designed for each client. Performance pricing will vary based on length and complexity of show, number of performers, and distance from San Francisco city limits. 

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Improv is about more than making people laugh — it’s about collaboration, listening, unlocking creativity, spontaneity, intelligent risk taking, and focus. You can add a workshop component to any of our shows to help your group strengthen these skills while having a great time. BATS Improv @ Work will create a group training fully customized to your event. 

And you can even be your own party’s entertainment! Our Improv Class & Team Performance workshop prepares your team to perform an improv show of your own after just one day’s training.  See more workshop options »

We’d love to collaborate with you to create an entertaining, unique, unforgettable event!

Contact us to learn how BATS Improv @ Work programs can be customized for your needs. Don’t worry if you’re not sure what you want or what show might work best — we’re happy to walk you through all the options, and brainstorm a couple more. Improvising fun solutions is what we do best!

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