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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Beginning Performance Lab (Theatresports)

Prerequisite: Foundation 6 or Improv Lab, coach/dean approval required.
Schedule and class length: Varies by class
Class size: Varies by class
Tuition: Varies by class

BPL is designed for students who want to learn the basics of improv performance. This lab provides ongoing training that includes core performance techniques taught through the lens of short-form and a variety of narrative styles. When the class is ready, “in class” performances for family and friends will be scheduled. Coach approval required to move into Intermediate Performance.

Upcoming Classes:

Beginning Performance Lab Online

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

October 5, 2021 – Ongoing

Schedule: Monthly, Ongoing 
Class dates: Class begins October 5th
Class length: 2 hours per class
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $150
Prerequisite: Studio Scenework and BATS Performance Level courses desired. 

Enrollment in this class requires Head of School or Coach 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.



“BATS creates a very welcoming environment for improvisers to grow and learn.”

– 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


See School FAQs for registration details, plus info on parking, nearby food, safety, etc.