Venue Details

32 Star Starred
Bayfront Theater
Marina Blvd At Buchanan St San Francisco, CA 94123
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Park in lot
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Parking is free
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Parking is cheap
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Dine before you go
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Food and drinks for purchase
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No food allowed
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Some guy
Dress light. You will not be cold during the performance.
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Some guy
Drop your passengers off at the gate & pick them up there. Parking is dark & ground uneven
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Casual... nothing fancy!
info Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Park in the Safeway parking lot across the street. Simple.
info Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
If it's a Friday, try Off the Grid. If not, Patxi's pizza on Fillmore is a must.
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Come ready to be loud, participate, and HAVE FUN!
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Reviews & Ratings

523 ratings
4.4 average rating
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80 reviews
22 stars
attended Aug 06 2011

I usually love BATS, and have enjoyed their quick, clever, entertaining work many times. But this was uncharacteristically DULL. Some of their best performers were there,... continued

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126 events
20 reviews
19 stars
attended Jan 14 2012

Wow... first time I have gone and it was sold out. I have attended about 5 performances here... seems I always go on Spontaneous Broadway night. The cast is talented and... continued

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37 events
12 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 28 2012

Hysterically funny! Will definitely go again, and again.

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Quotes & Highlights

The 2010 San Francisco Frommer’s Guide gave BATS Improv the ranking of Highly Recommended.
BATS was named Best Theater Company 2009 by the San Francisco Chronicle BayList, Best Comedy Group 2008 by SF Weekly, Best First Date Spot and Best Theater Company 2007 by the San Francisco Guardian and Best Theater Company 2012 by the San Francisco Bay Guardian.


Super Scene *is a fast-paced and hilarious theater competition featuring five directors creating five unique, completely improvised stories each with a unique tone or genre … but here’s the catch: Stories unfold one scene at a time, round by round.  After each round, the audience gets to choose which stories continue on and which story is eliminated, until the final round where only one story remains and the SUPER SCENE is performed.

Big Spring Musical is improvised fun for the whole family! Set during the best season of all — spring — and inspired by your suggestions, the actors will create a full-length musical that will warm your heart and fill your belly with laughter.

Fridays in May: _Director’s Cut
Director’s Cut!_ is a passionate night of completely improvised theatre. There’s no glitz and glamor here, just raw hilarious improv, seams and all. Each night six improv directors will take the stage and do battle to bring their passion to life. In order to do so, they’ll need to get the work they want from their fellow improvisers by directing them live in the moment. Actors can even be tossed out of a scene and replaced with other actor! If the director succeeds and creates a “hit,” you can reward them with a star, but if they “flop,” you get to demand better by punishing them live on the spot (no, really). This is just theater, it’s theatre with consequnces – the stakes couldn’t be higher and the laughs couldn’t be bigger.

About the Ticket Supplier: BATS Improv

BATS Improv has entertained Bay Area audiences since 1986. Their unique style of acting-based improvisational theatre has made them the Bay Area's largest improv theater company and school and is a benchmark for improv all over the world.