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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Expired Free Show Passes

Do you have an old Free Pass to see a BATS show which has expired? Don’t worry! We’re extending all free passes issued in 2022 or earlier through Dec 31, 2023, so you have all of 2023 to use your pass.

If your pass has an individual code, please use our self-service page to reserve your spot at an upcoming show (even if your pass is expired – codes have been extended in our system).

Have a few passes and want to bring people with you? You can now reserve up to 4 tickets for a show using free passes. We recommend looking at our Shows page first to decide which show you want to attend.

If you have a very very old paper pass without a code, or if you try using your individual code and run into any problems, please contact for assistance.

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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