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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Online Shows

What do you do when you can’t go to a performance at BATS?

You let BATS bring the performances to you!

During this crazy time when we can’t get together physically, BATS will be doing shows online weekly to bring a little improv magic into your home no matter where you are.

And what will we be doing?  You’ll have to tune in to find out.  Check out the show lineup below, then join us online for a weekly dose of improv.

Ticket Price: 
Pay-what-you-can! Suggested Donation: $10

How to See the Shows:
The webinar starts at 7:45 pm PST; The show begins at 8:00pm PST
Click the name of the upcoming show you’d like to see.
**You might notice this page looks different, but don’t worry – you’re in the right place to see the BATS show!**
This link will bring you to a website where you’ll find the link to the show, and where you’ll be able to donate if you’d like. 

We’re currently using Zoom for our online performances,  so you may be prompted to download and install Zoom if you haven’t installed it previously.

Have Questions or need help? Email  


Upcoming Online Shows:

Friday July 17, 2020
8:00pm – Improvised Shakespeare – Directed by Tim Orr
Saturday July 18, 2020
**7:00pm Student Performance** Click Here to see Improvised Game Shows performed by BATS students! Directed by: Chris Same
8:00pm – Improvised Shakespeare – Directed by Tim Orr
Friday July 24, 2020
The Blank Show! – Directed by Chris Sams
Saturday July 25, 2020
The Actor’s Nightmare – Directed by Zoe Galvez


Check out our past online shows!

3/27/20: Murder Mystery

4/3/20Scenes & a Story

4/4/20Murder Mystery

4/10/20Film Noir:

4/11/20The Gather:

4/17/20: Virtual Office Drama:

4/18/20: Micetro:

4/25/20: Snapshot:

5/1/20: Soap Opera:

5/2/20: The Blank Show:

5/8/20: Eavesdropping:

5/15/20: Virtual Office Drama:

5/16/20: Virtual Office Drama:

5/22/20: Film Noir:

5/23/20: Film Noir:

5/29/20: The Actor’s Nightmare:

5/30/20: The Blank Show!:

6/05/20: The Blank Show!:

6/12/2020: The Bechdel Test:
**With Guest Interviewee Reyna Brown**

6/13/2020: The Bechdel Test:
**Guest performance by Ready Player One**

6/19/2020: Beach House:

6/20/2020: Beach House:
**Student Showcase: Game Show Improv Hosted by Chris Sams**

6/26/2020: The Blank Show!:
**With special guests: Coco Buttah and Elsa Touche**

6/27/2020: Eavesdropping:

7/03/2020: Eavesdropping:

7/10/2020: The Blank Show!:

7/11/2020: Stories of America:


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)

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