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The Improv Gym

Come build up your improv muscles at BATS’ Improv Gym! The Improv Gym is more like a traditional gym than like a typical improv class.  Rather than committing to 6 or 8 weeks, you can subscribe to the gym one month at a time and then drop in to play with a variety of coaches during that month.  You’ll get to play with several coaches and other students while learning new skills and practicing old ones.

Starting in January, you will have two options for the Improv Gym:

Online Gym: This gym is entirely online on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 pm PST.  The cost is $125 per month.  When you subscribe, you can attend as many or as few of the workouts as you want for that month.  On nights you choose to attend, we ask that you stay the whole time rather than popping in for a few minutes.

Hybrid Gym: This gym includes the Wednesdays and Thursdays online PLUS a Saturday gym that happens in-person at Ft. Mason from 11am to 1pm PST.  Members of the Hybrid gym can attend any Wednesday, Thursday, and/or Saturday.  The cost for the Hybrid gym is $175.

For January, some of the coaches lined up include Tim OrrBasel Al-NaffouriCorey RosenBrian Jones, and Rez Graham.  Coaches may focus on specific skills, games, or genres, or they may ask the gym members what they’d like to work on, so feel free to show up with requests.  

The gym is open to anyone who has completed F2 or above.

Upcoming Classes:

Wednesdays and/or Thursdays, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

February 2 - February 24, 2022
Online

Schedule: Monthly, Ongoing **This is a drop-in Class
Class dates: February 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24
Class length: 2 hours per class
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $125/month
Prerequisites: BATS Foundation 2 or equivalent                 
**Enrollment in this class requires approval by the Head of School or Coach. Please email a concise list of your improv and performance experience to bats@improv.org

Class Description:

Come build up those improv muscles at BATS’ Improv Gym! The improv gym is more like a traditional gym than like a typical improv class. Rather than committing to six or eight weeks, you can subscribe to the gym one month at a time and then drop in to play with a variety of coaches during that month. You’ll get to play with several coaches and other students while learning new skills and practicing old ones.

The specifics: This gym is entirely online on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 pm PST.  The cost is $125 per month.  When you subscribe, you can attend as many or as few of the workouts as you want for that month.  On nights you choose to attend, we ask that you stay the whole time rather than popping in for a few minutes.

For February, we have some awesome coaches lined up! Check back to see our roster!

Coaches may focus on specific skills, games, or genres, or they may ask the gym members what they’d like to work on, so feel free to show up with requests. The gym is open to anyone who has completed F2 or above.

Coach

Wednesdays, Thursdays - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Saturdays - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PST

February 2 - February 26, 2022
Online & In-Person

Schedule: Monthly, Ongoing **This is a drop-in Class
Class dates: February 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24 & 26
Class length: 2 hours per class
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $175/month
Prerequisites: BATS Foundation 2 or equivalent                 
**Enrollment in this class requires approval by the Head of School or Coach. Please email a concise list of your improv and performance experience to bats@improv.org

Class Description:

Come build up those improv muscles at BATS’ Improv Gym! The improv gym is more like a traditional gym than like a typical improv class. Rather than committing to six or eight weeks, you can subscribe to the gym one month at a time and then drop in to play with a variety of coaches during that month. You’ll get to play with several coaches and other students while learning new skills and practicing old ones.

The specifics: This gym includes the Wednesdays and Thursdays online PLUS a Saturday gym that happens in-person at Ft. Mason from 11am to 1pm PST. Members of the Hybrid gym can attend any Wednesday, Thursday, and/or Saturday. The cost for the Hybrid gym is $175.

For February we have some awesome coaches lined up! Check back to see our roster!

Coaches may focus on specific skills, games, or genres, or they may ask the gym members what they’d like to work on, so feel free to show up with requests. The gym is open to anyone who has completed F2 or above.

Coach

“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

 

See School FAQs for registration details, plus info on parking, nearby food, safety, etc.