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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What’s Parking Like at Fort Mason?

Below is a list of events that may have a high impact on parking at Fort Mason Center. This page is updated monthly, so make sure to come back and check before class!



FOG Art + Design: Gala: Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 5pm-10pm; Fair: Thursday, January 16, 2020 thru Sunday, January 19, 2020, 11am-5pm, Festival Pavilion (est. 2,500 per day)

Bay Area Brewfest: Saturday, January 25, 2020, 12pm-8:30pm, Festival Pavilion (est. 3,000)

Samsara Company Kickoff: Friday, January 31, 2020 thru Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 8am-6pm, Festival Pavilion  & Gallery 308 (est. 1,000  per day)

BAAITS Two-Spirit  Powwow: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10am-10pm, Festival Pavilion (est. 2,000)

Chronicle Wine Tasting: Friday, February 14, 2020 & Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11am-5pm, Festival Pavilion (est. 3,500)

SF Tribal & Textile Art Show: Friday, February 21, 2020 thru Sunday, February 23, 2020, Friday: 2-8pm,  Saturday: 11am-7pm, Sunday: 11am-5pm, Festival Pavilion (est. 2,000 per day)


Weekly events:

Fort Mason Farmer’s Market: Sundays 9:30am-1:30pm (est. attendance 1,000)

– Note: Off the Grid Food Trucks are dark until March 2020

Options for Bad Parking Days

When there are big events at Fort Mason, we encourage you to take public transportation, carpool, and/or leave some extra time for parking before your classes. Depending on how large the event it, it is usually still a good idea to check the Fort Mason parking lots first, but we have also compiled a list of recommendations for days when parking is especially tough.

Other parking lots (all about a 15 min walk to BATS)

Lombard Street Garage – 2055 Lombard Street Rates are between $1 and $3 per hour (depending on time of day). HotelDel Sol – Hotel address is 3100 Webster st. and the parking lot entrance is just around the corner on Lombard St. $10/day. Wells Fargo Lot – 2055 Chestnut Street $2.50 each 15 min or $20 for 10 hours. $13 on Sundays.

Valet Parking apps

Luxe Valet avg. hourly rate of $5 and max of $15/day ZIRX – $15/day (their coverage area does not go all the way to Fort Mason but you could call them near Ghirardelli square and walk the rest of the way)

Public Transportation

When parking is bad, the easiest way to get here is by public transportation! Several bus (MUNI) lines stop close to Fort Mason Center:

  • 10 Townsend (comes from the Financial District)
  • 22 Fillmore (comes from Potrero Hill, up along Fillmore, stopping just a few blocks away)
  • 28 – 19th Avenue (comes from SFSU, with the nearest stop at Lombard and Laguna)
  • 30 Stockton
  • 47 Van Ness (comes straight up Van Ness, stopping just a few blocks away)
  • 49 Van Ness/Mission (comes straight up Van Ness, stopping just a few blocks away)
  • 82x Presidio/Wharves Express

Need more help? Try the Bay Area public transportation Trip Planner ( And don’t forget you can always take taxis, Lyft, Uber, etc! (If you’re a first time user to these apps, you can usually find a code for a free first use if you do a little Google searching.) None of these parking options are owned or operated by BATS Improv, and all parking is subject to availability. If you have any edits or tips to help us improve this list, please let us know at

Shows every Friday and Saturday

The BATS Main Stage Company performs every Friday and Saturday night at 8:00. Shows are either virtual or take place in BATS’ Bayfront Theater at historic Fort Mason Center in San Francisco’s scenic Marina District. Shows change every month.


Accessibility Accommodations


To request accommodations for performance and classes please send requests to us at

The Bay Front theatre is wheelchair accessible and Closed captioning is available for all of our Live Performances in Zoom, and available on recordings of Virtual performances on Facebook and Youtube.

For more information about accessibility at BATS Improv or to request an accommodation please contact us at least two weeks before your scheduled class or performance.

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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