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.

 

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

July 24 - August 28, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, and 28
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Coach

John Remak

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

August 2 - August 4, 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: August 2, 3, and 4
Class length: 15 hours total instruction
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $269

Sundays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

August 18 - September 29, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (skipping one week)
Class dates: August 18, 25, (skip Sept 1 - Labor Day), September 8, 15, 22, and 29
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

August 20 - September 24, 2019
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: Tuesdays, August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 17, and 24
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Coach

Pam McLeod

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

August 20 - September 24, 2019
Studio 210, San Francisco (the Mission)

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks
Class Time/Dates: 7-10pm on Tuesdays, August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 17, and 24
Class size: 16 students maximum
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Prerequisite: None! Adults 18 and over welcome!
Tuition: $299

Coach

Regina Saisi

Thursdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

September 5 - October 10, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, and 10
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Coach
Zoe

Zoe Galvez

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

September 18 - October 23, 2019
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: Wednesdays, September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, and 23
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

September 24 - October 29, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
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

September 27 - September 29, 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: September 27, 28, and 29
Class length: 15 hours total instruction
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $269

“A benchmark for improv all over the world”

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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

 

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