Venue Details

40 Star Starred
Bayfront Theater
2 Marina Blvd At Buchanan St San Francisco, CA 94123
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Liz Boeder Red Velvet
6 events
1 review
8 stars
Google maps and Apple Maps make it hard to find once you're in Fort Mason Center. Pro-tip, once you make the left into the parking lot, BATS is in the building in the on the left side of the parking lot (within the lot, not on the perimeter) across from The Long Now and Greens Restaurant.
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Jenna Mahina Bliss
6 events
1 review
2 stars
Eat at Green's Restaurant and then just walk across the parking lot for the show.
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Reviews & Ratings

"Double Feature"
11 ratings
4.5 average rating
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39 events
10 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 13 2008

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.

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Henry S. Rosenthal
94 events
6 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 12 2009

Highly skilled and uniquely talented, the BATS improv group provides an evening of superb comedy entertainment. It just doesn't get better than this. Rafe Chase and his gang are national treasures and we are lucky enough to have them in residence...

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6 events
1 review
15 stars
attended Sep 13 2008

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

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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.

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.