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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Press & Awards

For media requests, please contact Hamilton Ink via email or phone (415) 381-8198.

awardsAwards

  • Best Theater Company 2014 – SF Bay Guardian: Best of the Bay
  • Best Theater Company 2013 – SF Bay Guardian: Best of the Bay
  • Highly Recommended 2013 – Frommer’s Travel Guide
  • SFIF O.C.I.C Award 2013 – San Francisco Improv Festival
  • Best Theater Company 2012 – SF Bay Guardian: Best of the Bay
  • Highly Recommended 2012 – Frommer’s Travel Guide
  • Highly Recommended 2011 – Frommer’s Travel Guide
  • Highly Recommended 2010 – Frommer’s Travel Guide
  • Best Theater Company 2009 – San Francisco Chronicle: Bay List
  • Best Comedy Troupe 2008 – SF Weekly: Best of San Francisco
  • Best Theater Company 2007 – SF Bay Guardian: Best of the Bay
  • Best First Date Spot 2007 – SF Bay Guardian: Best of the Bay
  • BATS Improv Day: Nov. 10, 2006 – Declared by the City of San Francisco
  • Best Theater Company 2006 – SF Bay Guardian: Best of the Bay
  • Best First Date Spot 2006 – SF Bay Guardian: Best of the Bay
  • Most Spontaneous Date Night 2006 – 7 x 7 Magazine
  • Best Improv Group 2005 – SF Weekly: Best of San Francisco
  • Best Comedy Troupe 2004 – SF Bay Guardian: Best of the Bay
  • Best Improv Company 2003 – F Bay Guardian: Best of the Bay
  • Best Place to Meet If You’re Looking for … 2003 – San Francisco Magazine
  • Best Improv Company 2001 – SF Bay Guardian: Best of the Bay
  • Best Improv Company 2000 – SF Bay Guardian: Best of the Bay
  • Best Improv Company 1999 – SF Bay Guardian: Best of the Bay
  • Best Improv Company 1998 – SF Bay Guardian: Best of the Bay

Press and Media Coverage

2014

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“A wild, crazy, innovative, fun journey into the unknown!”

– Audience member

Meet the Butler (1:18)
Improvised live at BATS

 

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)
 

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