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BATS Improv

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Address: 2 Marina Blvd, Fort Mason Center, Bldg B, San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone Number: +1 415-474-6776
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BATS Improv is San Francisco's most highly acclaimed and longest-running...

BATS Improv is San Francisco's most highly acclaimed and longest-running improv company and school of improv. Feed your imagination. Be surprised. Bust a gut. Join us this weekend and experience the one-of-a-kind blend of theatre, comedy, and spontaneity that is BATS Improv.

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Perfect evening in SF!

If you want inexpensive yet excellent entertainment while visiting San Francisco, consider checking out BATS Improv at Fort Mason. The show is delightful and entertaining and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Julie T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you want inexpensive yet excellent entertainment while visiting San Francisco, consider checking out BATS Improv at Fort Mason. The show is delightful and entertaining and completely unexpected. As you enter the casual, intimate setting you notice the lack of rules and pretense as you might expect at a city venue. The improvisers might even mingle with the audience before... More 

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Thank Julie T
Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Activity I identified before visiting San Francisco that I could do with my teen daughter at night. Funny and very creative! A great way to spend an evening.

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Thank Helmut B
Lansing, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

I love improv. I love the exchange between the audience and actors. I love the crazy stories resulting from the exchange. BATS Improv "Service Please: An Improvised Hotel Farc" lacked both ingredients. First, the exchanges between the BATS actors and audience were short four questions whose answers were not an important part of the play that the actors developed. It... More 

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Thank AndreeJeanne
daly city, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

In my last of the Foundation classes, it's been a great experience and challenging. Gets me out of my comfort zone.

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Thank M J N
Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

In my opinion, BATS is the best improvised theater company in the Bay Area. The cast members are amazing storytellers -- I laughed and cried as an audience member on the same night.

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Thank dreamingofrain
New York City
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Attended a performance where the audience was asked to text suggestions which appeared on the screen on the stage. The topic was the high price of housing in San Francisco. The performance started out well but morphed into an unfunny bit which even ended with one of the characters committing suicide. Improv should be funny, this was not.

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Thank Bronxbomber1
Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

After a dinner at Off the Grid Ft. Mason, we attended the third week of improv theatresport competition between The Judges and The Clowns. The performers were amazing and came up with such quick adaptations to their performances based on audience suggested topics. The evening went quickly and we were especially impressed with the expressiveness and creativity of Ben Johnson.... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

Not your usual comedy or improv but great fun anyway. When we went it was a competition among two teams who did different types of scenes with suggestions from the audience.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

A friend and I checked out BATS on the weekend. There is a small bar before you walk in with a few wine and beer options plus soft drinks. Had a fun time, the improv was good but we like Secret Improv Society on Sutter better. Some fun bits and audience interaction, check it out! The theater is in the... More 

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New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

Our family went to their improv show on New Years eve while visiting San francisco. It was a fun family activity but not funny at all. They took a few suggestions from the audience - for example, the weather - and then put on a fairly scripted farce that was cute but not funny. The performers were spirited and the... More 

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