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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The Improv Gym

In this ongoing class students hone their improv and acting skills and narrative storytelling.

Students may continue monthly until their coach feels they are ready for the first level of the Performance Lab. If the student has no desire to perform they may continue their learning and growth in the personalized, safe and creative atmosphere of the Improv Gym.

Upcoming Classes:

There are currently no classes scheduled.

“I love the playful, can’t fail, theatrical nature of BATS’s philosophy.”

– BATS Student

Class Locations


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.