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.

Best First Date Spot

– SF Bay Guardian
Best of the Bay 2007

Paris Café (4:25)
Improvised live at BATS



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

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. 

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