Venue Details

44 Star Starred
Bayfront Theater
2 Marina Blvd At Buchanan St San Francisco, CA 94123
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 11 members
Review from Loretta G Breuning

Two separate stories woven together brilliantly. Each actor plays a few characters, and each one seems so natural.
What amazes me is that it's never predictable. They always think of clever developments so it doesn't seem formula. It's easy to...continued

reviewed Sep 12 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Karen M.

This is the best improv group I have ever seen. We have seen improv all over the country and not one comes close to BATS. We are constantly amazed at the level of humor they reach.

reviewed Sep 13 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Jennifer Miller

I thought it was great and will definitely attend another one of their shows. It was extremely professional, funny and engaging. The show was so good that at times, I forgot I was watching improv. The 4 actors created two stories that they...continued

reviewed Sep 13 2008 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Bounce-in-your-seat funny.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“San Francisco’s premiere improvisational theater…[its] long-form festival showcase[s] top-notch new and veteran players in various formats.”_ —The S.F. Bay Guardian_
“San Francisco’s Best Improv Company. Chicago has Second City. L.A. has the Groundlings and San Francisco has BATS.”_ –S.F. Weekly_


BATS Improv, fifteen-time winner of “Best of the Bay” accolades, presents a night of improvisational theatre in a format called “Double Feature,” where two completely improvised “films” unfold simultaneously before your eyes. At the top of the show, the audience is asked for two original “titles of movies that have never been made.” The improvisers use those titles to create two distinct stories, unique in genre, tone, and character.

It’s one of BATS’ most popular formats. Audiences enjoy watching just four improvisers play multiple characters (often in the same scene). Bouncing back and forth between two stories keeps the action lively. Directed by format creator Rafe Chase.

<em>A Thousand Splendid Suns</em> Art Market San Francisco: Contemporary and Modern Art Fair Yoshi's Oakland Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em>