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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There’s no need to socially-distance yourself from the joys of improvisation!  BATS is bringing improv to the virtual classroom, so you can play, laugh and have fun with others without leaving your home. Some are single-session classes,  some are a series of classes, but all of them are guaranteed to bring smiles right to your screen.
Take a look at the classes below, and check back often – we’ll be adding new classes soon!

BATS Summer School of Improv is in session! 

Classes for Kids, Youth, and Teens

Check out our full offering of Summer Classes for Kids, Youth and Teens! Click Here

Join us online and Zoom into action as we come together to learn the art of improvisation! Improvise with students virtually (from all over the Bay Area and the  U.S.–maybe even the world!)! Practice your acting, storytelling and comedy skills by playing improv games, creating improv scenes, and learning improv formats online.

Get ready to act in a performance showcase where you have no clue what your part is and have to make it up as you go. If that idea makes you nervous and excited, then this week is for you! Invite your family and friends to watch you perform on the last day. 

Interested in playing with us for the whole summer? We’ve got Summer Passes available that will allow you to sign up for any or all of our summer sessions at your age level for one price! ($1100 for a Youth Summer Pass and $1400 for a Teen Summer pass! See tickets under each event for more info!)


Classes for Adults

Check out our range of Summer Series Workshops for Adults! Click Here

Check out our One-Time and Series Classes for Adults! Click Here



** We have a few scholarship spots available, so reach out if you’d like to attend and need a scholarship spot. **

Professional Workshops

Improv @ Work
BATS provides customized virtual or in person Group Training Programs and Custom Entertainment — from collaboration, communication, and team-building workshops to an on-site improvised show tailored just for you.


“The gold standard for improv in the San Francisco Bay Area”

– Shawn B, Yelp review

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


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

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At Fort Mason Center: 
The Interval 
(bar w/ snacks)
Greens (upscale vegetarian)
Off the Grid (food truck festival)

Our Favorites Near by:
 (roman-style pizzeria)
Patxi’s Chicago Pizza (pizza)
Plant (organic vegetarian)
Plutos (fresh american)
Tacolicious (untraditional taqueria)
The Tipsy Pig (gastropub)

Explore all the great restaurants on Chestnut Street