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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The BATS Communities of Color Scholarship for Fall 2019 is Now Closed.

Selected applicants will be notified no later than November 5, 2019.

Applications for the Winter period will be open January 1 -15, 2020.

The BATS Scholarship Program offers full and partial tuition for BATS classes, based on funding criteria. Scholarships are currently awarded four times per year. See the terms and conditions page for more details about our application process.

BATS Communities of Color Scholarship July 2019 Recipients

The BATS Communities of Color Scholarship has been established by a generous anonymous donor to make the BATS community more accessible for traditionally underrepresented communities of color.

Its first five scholarships were awarded in July/August 2019, here are some of the inaugural recipients:

T Sripunvoraskul Jennifer Ortega Albert Nguyen
“I’m T Sripunvoraskul, a Product Designer in San Francisco, where my passion is to make products more friendly and mentor queer & trans folks getting into tech.
I’m really excited about this opportunity to test my creativity, gain more confidence, and have lots of fun at the most perfect place to do it!”
“I just finished a Doctorate in Neuroscience at UCSF and have a strong interest in Science communications and teaching. I am excited to join the BATS Improv community and to use these skills to become a more engaging Science communicator.” As a social worker specializing in mental health services, I always believed that the best way to connect with others is to deepen the relationship we have with ourselves – meaning to experience and to engage ourselves in creative environments that pushes us to learn new ways of being comfortable in our own skin. I strongly feel that courses like BATS are great mediums for social and personal development.”

The BATS Scholarship Fund

The BATS Scholarship Fund provides free and discounted places in BATS classes to members of under-represented and marginalized groups. Your support allows us to expand our support!

If you’d like to support this program and see more students on this list, click below to donate.

Donate Now!

Please contact the office if you wish to discuss creating a dedicated scholarship fund.

“I can’t remember when I’ve felt more comfortable to make a mistake or take a risk.”

– BATS Student

Start Improvising

Foundation 1

with Rebecca Stockley
Sundays, 11:00am – 2:00pm
December 8 – January 19, 2020
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

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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.