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.

 

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

June 20 - August 1, 2018
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks (skipping 1 week)
Class dates: Wednesdays, June 20, 27, (skipping 4th of July), July 11, 18, 25, and August 1
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Coach

John Remak

Thursdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

June 21 - August 2, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: June 21, 28, (skip July 5), July 12, 19, 26, and August 2
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Saturdays, 2:30 - 5:30 PM

June 23 - July 28, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, and 28
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Coach

Rez Graham

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

July 6 - July 8, 2018
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: July 6, 7, and 8
Class length: 15 hours total instruction
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $269

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

July 11 - August 15, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, and 15
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Coach
Laura

Laura Derry

Mondays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

July 16 - August 20, 2018
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: Mondays, July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13,  and 20
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Guest Coach

Pam McLeod

Thursdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

July 26 - August 30, 2018
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: Thursdays, July 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Coach

Derek Yee

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

August 7 - September 11, 2018
Studio 210, San Francisco (the Mission)

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks
Class Time/Dates: 7-10pm on Tuesdays August 7, 14, 21, 28, September 4, and 11
Class size: 16 students maximum
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Prerequisite: None! Adults 18 and over welcome!
Tuition: $299

Coach

Chris Sams

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

August 14 - September 18, 2018
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: Tuesdays, August 14, 21, 28, September 4, 11, and 18
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Coach
Kasey Klemm

Kasey Klemm

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 13th, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (skipping one week)
Class dates: September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, and 13
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 21, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, and 21
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

“BATS coaches are all extremely enthusiastic, supportive, and helpful.”

– BATS Student

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

 

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