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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BATS Main Stage Company

The BATS Main Stage Company is an ensemble of highly skilled actors specializing in spontaneity. Recognized as San Francisco’s premiere improvised theatre troupe, the BATS Company includes some of the country’s most talented improv actors — many of whom have shaped the artform of improvised theatre. Each is a master of the BATS style of improv, artistically expressing the hilarity, and poignancy, of the human condition.

“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.

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