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

BATS is pleased to bring the show to you, online via live streaming. Our online shows are free, with a suggested donation of $10 ($5 for student shows). Our virtual doors open about 15 minutes before show time.

Company ShowsStudent Shows & Cave MatchesCommunity Events

BATS Company Shows

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BATS Student Showcases & Cave Matches

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BATS Community Events

October 24, 5:00pm PST 5 at 5: A BATS 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!


Check out our past online shows!

Here are our most recent shows from our October Re-boot!

10/2/2020: Eavesdropping:

10/3/2020: The BLANK Show!:

10/9/2020: DuoProv:

10/10/2020: Audience Choice:

10/16/2020: This Place Now:

10/17/2020: Boat Court:

10/23/2020: Improv Poets Society:


3/27/20: Murder Mystery:

4/3/20: Scenes & a Story:

4/4/20: Murder Mystery:

4/10/20: Film Noir:

4/11/20: The 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 Players 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:

7/17/2020: Improvised Shakespeare:

7/18/2020: Improvised Shakespeare:

7/24/2020: The Blank Show!:
**Guest Performance by Ready PlayersOne!**

7/25/2020: The Actor’s Nightmare:
**Student Showcase: Improvised Shakespeare**

7/31/2020: Eavesdropping:
**Student Showcase: Eavesdropping**

8/07/2020: Student Showcase: Improvised Shakespeare:

8/14/2020: Student Showcase: Performance 101:

8/15/2020: Student Showcase: Pulp Playhouse Stories:

8/22/2020: Student Showcase: Performance 101:

8/28/2020: Student Showcase-A-Palooza Featuring the Bechdel Test & The Actor’s Nightmare:

8/29/2020: Student Showcase: The Actor’s Nightmare:

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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