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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Scholarship Terms and Conditions

Eligibility Requirements:

You must be 18 or older to apply for Adult scholarships. We may also have Youth scholarships available, which will specify their age requirements.

How to Apply:

Applications are open on a rolling basis for any BATS School of Improv class listed on our website, unless otherwise stated. Application is via an online form, and completing the form will enter you for all scholarships for which you may be eligible. There may be multiple scholarships available with varying eligibility criteria.

Fine Print:

The award of any scholarship is at BATS Improv’s discretion. Applicants may not be awarded more than one scholarship at a time. Scholarship recipients are encouraged to apply again after previously awarded funds have been used and their class has been completed. No cash equivalents are available. Scholarships are not transferable. Scholarship recipients will receive a discount code for the value of their award and are responsible for registering online for an eligible BATS class within one year. Scholarship recipients are subject to the same cancellation and eligibility policies are all BATS students. Scholarship recipients are responsible for their own financial reporting. BATS Improv has the right to revoke scholarships if we discover incorrect or misleading information was provided by the recipient.

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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