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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Advanced Performance Lab (Longform Narrative)

Prerequisite: Please check each class listing individually. Dean Approval required. Some classes are by invitation only. 
Schedule and class length: Varies by class
Class size: Varies by class
Tuition: Varies by class

APL is for improvisers with performance experience and good improv and acting skills. Working with a coach and a group of experienced improvisers, they explore and perform a variety of improv formats including genre narrative. Since this is a Lab there will be opportunity to co-create new shows as an ensemble and perform on Fridays or Saturdays before BATS Primetime Company shows.

Upcoming Classes:

There are currently no classes scheduled.

“It’s a lot of fun, teaches me skills I can apply to my day-to-day life.”

– BATS Student

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


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