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.

 

Friday, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

September 22  - September 24, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 3-day intensive: 3 hours (7-10pm on Friday) and 6 hours each on Saturday and Sunday (10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday, with a one-hour lunch break each day) 
Class dates: September 22, 23 and 24
Class length: 15 hours total instruction
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $269

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

October 3 - November 7, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class dates: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (yes, on Halloween!), and November 7
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Saturdays, 2:30 - 5:30 PM

October 14 - November 18, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class dates: Saturdays October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11 (Veteran's Day Weekend), and 18
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Coach
Kasey Klemm

Kasey Klemm

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

October 18 – November 29, 2017
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: Wednesdays October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15 (skip 11/22 for Thanksgiving), 29
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Guest Coach

Pam McLeod

Sundays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

October 29 - December 10, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions, skipping one week
Class dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 19 (skipping Thanksgiving weekend), December 3, 10
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Thursdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

November 2 - December 14, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks, skipping one week)
Class dates: November 2, 9, 16, (skipping Thanksgiving) 30, December 7, and 14
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

November 7 – December 12, 2017
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: Tuesdays, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, and 12
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Guest Coach

Pam McLeod

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

November 7 - December 19, 2017
Studio 210, San Francisco (the Mission)

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks, skipping one week
Class Time/Dates: 7-10pm on Tuesdays November 7, 14, (skipping 21) 28, December 5, 12, and 19
Class size: 16 students maximum
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Prerequisite: None! Adults 18 and over welcome!
Tuition: $299

Coach

Jenny Rosen

Friday, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

November 17  - November 19, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 3-day intensive: 3 hours (7-10pm on Friday) and 6 hours each on Saturday and Sunday (10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday, with a one-hour lunch break each day) 
Class dates: November 17, 18, and 19
Class length: 15 hours total instruction
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $269

“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.