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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Every show at BATS Improv is a fun, one-of-a-kind performance created on the spot by our skilled actors and inspired by your suggestions. Our shortform shows shortform-small deliver a fast-paced, highly interactive experience, and our longform shows longform-small offer sustained stories with rich narrative and character development. Now celebrating our 30th Anniversary Season, we’re proud to be San Francisco’s home for improvised theatre.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM.  |  Student shows most Sundays.


“A benchmark for improv all over the world”

– Bay Area Critic

Theatresports: Centaur (3:25)
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:
 (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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