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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F1 RebeccaFoundation 1

Prerequisite: None
Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299 (SF) / $329 (Palo Alto)

See the Foundation 1 class schedule »

Foundation 1 is our fun introduction to the joys and thrills of improvisation and the BATS style of improvised theatre. Students learn improv concepts and vocabulary, practice new skills, and perform in a safe, friendly atmosphere.

Through games and exercises, you’ll play, explore, and experiment with creating characters and scenes, guided by one of our seasoned coaches. Foundation 1 is all about unleashing your innate skill. Are you human? Then you have all the experience necessary to excel!

At the conclusion, you can move on to Foundation 2 or continue to take Foundation 1 as many times as you’d like. You’re sure to get something new out of it each time!

Still on the fence? Here’s why you should study improv at BATS.

NOTE: Attendance at the first session of your course is strongly encouraged. If you think you will have to miss the first session of your Foundation 1 class, please notify the office before registering.

 

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

October 23 - November 27, 2018
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: Tuesdays, October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, and 27
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Guest Coach

Pam McLeod

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

October 23 - November 27, 2018
Studio 210, San Francisco (the Mission)

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks
Class Time/Dates: 7-10pm on Tuesdays October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, and 27
Class size: 16 students maximum
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Prerequisite: None! Adults 18 and over welcome!
Tuition: $299

Sundays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

November 4th - December 16th, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (skipping one week)
Class dates: November 4, 11, 18, (skipping 25 - Thanksgiving), December 2, 9, and 16
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Coach

Regina Saisi

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

November 7 - December 19, 2018
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions, once a week (skipping one week)
Class dates: Wednesdays, November 7, 14, (skip 21 - Thanksgiving), 28, December 5, 12, and 19
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Guest Coach

Pam McLeod

Saturdays, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

December 1st - January 12th, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (skipping one week)
Class dates: December 1, 8, 15, 22, (skipping 29 - holidays), January 5, and 12
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Coach

Rez Graham

Friday, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

December 7 - December 9, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 3-day intensive: 3 hours (7-10pm on Friday) and 6 hours each on Saturday and Sunday (10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday, with a one-hour lunch break each day) 
Class dates: December 7, 8, and 9
Class length: 15 hours total instruction
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $269

“This is the highest quality improv class I’ve found.”

– BATS Student

Class Locations

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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.