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.

 

Sundays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

January 6th - February 10th, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, and 10
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

January 8 - February 12, 2019
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, and 12
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Guest Coach

Jessia Hoffman

Thursdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

January 10 - February 14, 2019
Studio 210, San Francisco (the Mission)

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks
Class Time/Dates: 7-10pm on Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, and 14
Class size: 16 students maximum
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Prerequisite: None! Adults 18 and over welcome!
Tuition: $299

Coach

Chris Sams

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

January 16 - February 20, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, and 20
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Coach
Laura

Laura Derry

Thursdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

January 31 - March 7, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

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

Coach

John Remak

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

February 6 - March 13, 2019
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, and 13
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

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

February 8 - February 10, 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: February 8, 9, and 10
Class length: 15 hours total instruction
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $269

Sundays, 2:30 - 5:30 PM

February 17 - March 24, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

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

Coach

John Remak

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

Coach

Chris Sams

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

“It’s a lot of fun, teaches me skills I can apply to my day-to-day life.”

– 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

 

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