Shortform: (usually on Fridays)
fun and fast-paced improvised theatre, filled with scenes, songs, games, and lots of audience participation and suggestions.


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Longform: (usually on Saturdays)
full-length, narrative, genre-driven, completely improvised stories based on audience suggestions.


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F1 RebeccaFoundation 1

Prerequisite: None
Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299 (SF) / $329 (Palo Alto)

See the Foundation 1 class schedule »

Foundation 1 is our fun introduction to the joys and thrills of improvisation and the BATS style of improvised theatre. Students learn improv concepts and vocabulary, practice new skills, and perform in a safe, friendly atmosphere.

Through games and exercises, you’ll play, explore, and experiment with creating characters and scenes, guided by one of our seasoned coaches. Foundation 1 is all about unleashing your innate skill. Are you human? Then you have all the experience necessary to excel!

At the conclusion, you can move on to Foundation 2 or continue to take Foundation 1 as many times as you’d like. You’re sure to get something new out of it each time!

Still on the fence? Here’s why you should study improv at BATS.

NOTE: Attendance at the first session of your course is strongly encouraged. If you think you will have to miss the first session of your Foundation 1 class, please notify the office before registering.

 

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

August 21 - September 25, 2018
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: Tuesdays, August 21, 28, September 4, 11, 18, and 25
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Thursdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

August 23 - September 27, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20, and 27
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Guest Coach

John Remak

Saturdays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

September 8th - October 20th, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (skipping one week)
Class dates: September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 13, and 20 (skipping October 6 - Fleet Week)
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

September 11 - October 16, 2018
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: Tuesdays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, and 16
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Guest Coach

Pam McLeod

Sundays, 2:30 - 5:30 PM

September 16 - October 28, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions, skipping one week
Class dates: September 16, 23, 30, October 14, 21 and 28 (skipping Oct 7 - Fleet Week)
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

September 19 - October 24, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, and 24
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

“Affords adults the chance to play and learn skills that apply both on stage and in life.”

– BATS Student (from anonymous survey)

Class Locations

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BATS Improv
Center for Improvised Theatre

Bayfront Theater
B350 Fort Mason Center
San Francisco

 

Studio 210
3435 Cesar Chavez Street
San Francisco

 

Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto

 

See School FAQs for registration details, plus info on parking, nearby food, safety, etc.