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:

Advanced Performance Lab Online

Tuesdays, 7:00 APM - 9:00 PM PST


Our Advanced Performance Class is currently full, but don't hesitate to email us at so we can put you on the waiting list. 


Prerequisites: BATS Intermediate Performance Level courses. Prior experience performing improv online or onstage strongly preferred.

Enrollment in this class requires Head of School approval. Please email a concise list of your improv experience to, with the name of the class and 'Head of School Approval' in the subject line.

“In the first month, we will focus on individual goals and character work through collaborative genre discovery. Through ensemble play, sharing, and scene work, we will learn how to allow genres to inspire deeper location, character, and relationship choices together.”