BATS Improv is a non-profit performance and education theatre company based out of the San Francisco and is the largest improv theatre company and school in the Bay Area.Add BATS Improv and other attractions to your San Francisco trip itinerary using our San Francisco trip itinerary planning site.
Inspired by Keith Johnstone’s Theatresports and traditional San Francisco improv, BATS explores both short and long-form improv theatre.
BATS is situated at the Bayfront Theater at the historic Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture in San Francisco and performs year round.
In addition, BATS runs a successful corporate training program, presents improv in Bay Area schools program, and provides improv workshops to chronic, life-threatening illnesses.
BATS Improv Reviews
I'm always apprehensive about taking people to an improv show if they've only ever seen whose line (or never seen improv at all). But if I bring them to a BATS show I am confident they'll have an... more »
I've been to the show a few times now and it is always so much fun! I love the atmoshpere and new comedy every time. My teenager was brought on stage and had a blast; a few other kids were... more »
I watched to Shakespeare's Unknown Canon show and was very disappointed. There was barely any improv. The group asked for a few suggestions from the audience in the very beginning, and barely used any throughout the show. 90% of the show looked completely scripted and most of the jokes fell very flat.
The best improv of it's kind on the west coast.
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