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.

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  • 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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“Best show in town. These guys are the masters of improv.”

– Emile C, Yelp review

Paris Café (4:25)
Improvised live at BATS

 

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Shows Every Friday

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 bats@improv.org

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 ad 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:
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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