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

February 26 - April 2, 2019
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: Tuesdays, February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, and April 2
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Guest Coach

Pam McLeod

Sundays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

March 10 - April 14, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, and 14
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

March 20 - April 24, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, and 24
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

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

March 29 - March 31, 2019
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: March 29, 30, and 31
Class length: 15 hours total instruction
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $269

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

April 3 - May 8, 2019
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, and 8
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Thursdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

April 4 - May 9, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, and 9
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

April 16, - May 21, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, and 21
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Coach

Rez Graham

Mondays, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

April 22 - June 3, 2019
Cavanaugh Center, Petaluma

Schedule: 6 sessions (skipping 0ne week - Memorial Day)
Class dates: Mondays, April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, (skip 27 - Memorial Day), and June 3
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

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

April 26 - April 28, 2019
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: April 26, 27, and 28
Class length: 15 hours total instruction
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $269

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

April 30 - June 4, 2019
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: Tuesdays, April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, and June 4
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Coach

John Remak

“A benchmark for improv all over the world”

Bay Area Critic

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.