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

December 8 - January 19, 2020
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (skipping one week)
Class dates: December 8, 15, 22, (skip 29), January 5, 12, and 19
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

December 13 - December 15, 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: December 13, 14, and 15
Class length: 15 hours total instruction
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $269

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

January 31 - February 2, 2020
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: January 31, February 1, and 2
Class length: 15 hours total instruction
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $269

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

January 7 - February 11, 2020
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, and 11
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Coach

John Remak

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

January 8 - February 12, 2020
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, and 12
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Sundays, 11:00 am - 2:00 PM

January 19 - February 23, 2020
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16 and 23
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

January 14 - February 18, 2020
Studio 210, San Francisco (the Mission)

Class Time/Dates: 7-10pm on Tuesdays
January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, and 18
Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks 
Class size: 14 students maximum 
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total) 
Tuition: $299

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

February 5 - March 11, 2020
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, and 11
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Coach

Pam McLeod

Thursdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

February 6 - March 12, 2020
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5, and 12
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Coach

John Remak

Saturdays, 11:00 am- 2:00 PM

February 15 - March 21, 2020
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: February 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14 and 21
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

February 18 - March 24, 2020
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: February 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17, and 24
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Coach
Zoe

Zoe Galvez

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

March 3 - April 7, 2020
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and April 7
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Thursdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

March 12 - April 16, 2020
Studio 210, San Francisco (the Mission)

Class Time/Dates: 7-10pm on Thursdays
March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, and 16
Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks 
Class size: 14 students maximum 
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total) 
Tuition: $299

Sundays, 11:00 am - 2:00 PM

March 22 - May 3, 2020
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: March 22, 29, April 5, (skip April 12), 19, 26, and May 3
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

March 25 - April 29, 2020
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

“BATS coaches are all extremely enthusiastic, supportive, and helpful.”

– 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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