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 (Old Page)

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:
Click the name of the upcoming show you’d like to see.
You’ll be taken 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 use Zoom for our online performances; you may be prompted to download and install Zoom if you haven’t installed it previously.

Have Questions or need help? Email shows@improv.org  

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3. And check back here frequently!

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Online Shows & Events Coming up in September:

*7:00pm PST* – Sunday, September, 20 – BATS Cave Match 
Cave Match is back!! Join us to kick off our first Match of 2020. Teams to be announced!

 

*5:00pm PST* – Saturday, September 26th5@5: A Community Improv Jam

Join the BATS community for an evening of play and improv! The evening will be hosted by Lisa Rowland who will direct players in pairs and small groups. Afterwards there will be time for socializing and connection.
It’s only $5, and it’s for anyone who’s ever taken any class at BATS! 

 

*7:00pm PST* – Sunday, September, 27 – BATS Cave Match 
Will last week’s champion defend their title? Join us at this week’s Cave Match to find out…

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Online Shows Coming up in October:

Friday, October 2 – Eavesdropping – Directed by Rebecca Stockley
Saturday, October 3 – The BLANK Show – Directed by Rafe Chase

*7:00pm PST* – Sunday, October, 4 – BATS Cave Match 
Will last week’s champion defend their title? Join us at this week’s Cave Match to find out…

 
Friday, October 9 – Duos -Directed by John Remak
Saturday, October 10 – Audience Choice – Directed by William Hall
 

*7:00pm PST* – Sunday, October, 11 – BATS Cave Match 
Will last week’s champion defend their title? Join us at this week’s Cave Match to find out…

 
Friday, October 16 – Blast From the Past – Directed by Jenny Rosen
Saturday, October 17 – Boat Court – Directed by Dave Dennison

*7:00pm PST* – Sunday, October, 18 – BATS Cave Match 
Will last week’s champion defend their title? Join us at this week’s Cave Match to find out…

 
Friday, October 23 – Something Brand New! – Directed by Paul Killam
Saturday, October 24 – Everything. Is. Fine. – Directed by Kimberly MacLean 

*7:00pm PST* – Sunday, October, 25 – BATS Cave Match 
Will last week’s champion defend their title? Join us at this week’s Cave Match to find out…

 
Friday, October 30 – The Basel, Ethan, and Larry Show – Directed by Basel Al-Naffouri, Ethan Karson & Larry Dorsey Jr.  
Saturday, October 31 – The (Improvised) Twilight Zone – Directed by Ken Robertson
 
 

 

Check out our past online shows!

3/27/20: Murder Mysteryhttps://www.facebook.com/batsimprov/videos/207084590630132/

4/3/20Scenes & a Storyhttps://www.facebook.com/batsimprov/videos/753827518482502/

4/4/20Murder Mystery https://www.facebook.com/batsimprov/videos/218787696016564/

4/10/20Film Noir: https://www.facebook.com/26485650840/videos/646614269229779/

4/11/20The Gather: https://www.facebook.com/batsimprov/videos/2594289507485250/

4/17/20: Virtual Office Drama: https://www.facebook.com/batsimprov/videos/900386133722635/

4/18/20: Micetro: https://www.facebook.com/batsimprov/videos/164912434771889/

4/25/20: Snapshot: https://www.facebook.com/batsimprov/videos/907115099760211/

5/1/20: Soap Opera: https://www.facebook.com/batsimprov/videos/527215661257010/

5/2/20: The Blank Show: https://www.facebook.com/batsimprov/videos/245080056862347/

5/8/20: Eavesdropping: https://www.facebook.com/batsimprov/videos/257057159073912/

5/15/20: Virtual Office Drama: https://www.facebook.com/batsimprov/videos/267776287681173/

5/16/20: Virtual Office Drama: https://www.facebook.com/batsimprov/videos/2689055281327423/

5/22/20: Film Noir: https://www.facebook.com/events/869898786823659/permalink/872619016551636/?ref=1&action_history=null

5/23/20: Film Noir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnhj3CDoXj0

5/29/20: The Actor’s Nightmare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cSTuts-0So

5/30/20: The Blank Show!: https://www.facebook.com/batsimprov/videos/562044298083792/

6/05/20: The Blank Show!: https://www.facebook.com/batsimprov/videos/2598140680448613/

6/12/2020: The Bechdel Test: https://www.facebook.com/batsimprov/videos/548427659173394/
**With Guest Interviewee Reyna Brown**

6/13/2020: The Bechdel Test: https://www.facebook.com/batsimprov/videos/3344801732219265/
**Guest performance by Ready Players One**

6/19/2020: Beach House: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=272969167114985

6/20/2020: Beach House: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=579017696333930
**Student Showcase: Game Show Improv Hosted by Chris Sams**

6/26/2020: The Blank Show!:https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=884399135303902
**With special guests: Coco Buttah and Elsa Touche**

6/27/2020: Eavesdropping: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=270899500692074

7/03/2020: Eavesdropping: https://www.facebook.com/batsimprov/videos/2330898783886741/

7/10/2020: The Blank Show!: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=265653177866822

7/11/2020: Stories of America: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=278187693519235

7/17/2020: Improvised Shakespeare: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2829198300523703

7/18/2020: Improvised Shakespeare: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=702820193629463

7/24/2020: The Blank Show!: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=957817617974305
**Guest Performance by Ready PlayersOne!**

7/25/2020: The Actor’s Nightmare: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2392629164364697
**Student Showcase: Improvised Shakespeare**

7/31/2020: Eavesdropping: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1652409691598471
**Student Showcase: Eavesdropping**

8/07/2020: Student Showcase: Improvised Shakespeare: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=641672689808984

8/14/2020: Student Showcase: Performance 101: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2400727933560415

8/15/2020: Student Showcase: Pulp Playhouse Stories: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2649760975281412

8/22/2020: Student Showcase: Performance 101: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=849904785539382

8/28/2020: Student Showcase-A-Palooza Featuring the Bechdel Test & The Actor’s Nightmare: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=798457507591974&extid=gVb2CkqdijJBmUKk

8/29/2020: Student Showcase: The Actor’s Nightmare:
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=640625346887641&extid=2At5osuiEfgzQCqt

 

 

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:
Delarosa
 (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