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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support_volunteer_company-players-05Volunteer at BATS

First off, we love, and need, our volunteers.

Volunteers are a critical part of the BATS Improv community and essential to our continued success as a nonprofit theatre. (You know we are a nonprofit, right?) Moreover, volunteering at BATS is fun and easy, gives you a behind-the-scenes look into live theatre, and is a great way to meet people who love improv as much as you do!

Our volunteers come from all walks of life. Everyone is welcome. We have new volunteer opportunities every week, so no long-term commitment is required (though once you start, you might get hooked).

Come, join the fun! Become a BATS volunteer and play a part in the only company in San Francisco that’s been blazing the improv trail since 1986. Here’s how.

BATS School: Volunteer Rewards Program

The Volunteer Rewards Program is making its big comeback! We know that it’s not always feasible to take all the great classes you want to at BATS, so you can volunteer to help at Friday and Saturday night BATS company shows to cover the cost. Read all the details here:

If you have any additional questions, please email