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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Foundation SpecialtyFoundation Specialty

Prerequisite: Varies by class
Schedule and class length: Varies by class
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: Varies by class

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Foundation Specialty classes give you more opportunities to play and have fun while deepening your improv knowledge in a specific area. Classes range from one to four weeks and explore a particular improv skill, such as status, character, games, singing, genre, narrative, or spontaneity.

These classes are a great place for Foundation-level students to explore a distinct element of improv in more depth, working with coaches who are skilled in that particular area.


More with Less: Better Scenes from Fewer Ideas
Thursdays, 7:00PM - 10:00 PM

April 5 - 26, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 4 sessions; once a week for four weeks
Class Time/Dates: 7pm-10pm on Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, and 26
Class size: 12 students maximum 
Class length: 3 hours (12 hours total) 
Prerequisite: Foundation 3 and above


Discover the power of doing more with less. Go deeper to find truth in your scenes, and raise the stakes to make your scenes feel tight and focused. Identify first offers, say less, focus on exploring the character, relationships and location that are already established. Feel more confident and comfortable with fewer and simpler offers to reveal a full and satisfying scene!


John Remak

One of “20 Best Improv Comedy Schools Around the World”

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Class Locations


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.