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

May 31 - July 5, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class dates: May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, and July 5
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

June 13 - July 25, 2017
Studio 210, San Francisco (the Mission)

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks, skipping one week for July 4th
Class Time/Dates: 7-10pm on Tuesdays June 13, 20, 27, (skip July 4), July 11, 18, and 25
Class size: 16 students maximum
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Prerequisite: None! Adults 18 and over welcome!
Tuition: $299

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

June 16  - June 18, 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: June 16, 17, and 18
Class length: 15 hours total instruction
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $269

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

June 28 – August 2, 2017
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for six weeks) 
Class dates: Wednesdays June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, and August 2
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Guest Coach

Derek Yee

Saturdays, 2:30 - 5:30 PM

July 8 - August 12, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class dates: Saturdays July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, and 12
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Guest Coach

Rez Graham

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

July 11 - August 15, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class dates: Tuesdays 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

Chris Sams

4-Week Foundation 1

 

Sundays, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

July 16 - August 6, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 4 sessions (once a week for 4 weeks)
Class dates: Sundays July 16, 23, 30, and August 6
Class length: 4 hours, with one 30 minute break (16 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $279

Coach

Regina Saisi

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

July 18 – August 22, 2017
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions 
Class dates: Tuesdays July 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, and 22
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 10 - September 14, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class dates: Thursdays August 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, and 14
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Coach
Laura

Laura Derry

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

August 29 – October 3, 2017
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions 
Class dates: Tuesdays August 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26, and October 3
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Coach

John Remak

“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

 

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