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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Intermediate Performance

Prerequisite: Please check each class listing individually. Dean Approval required. 
Schedule and class length: Varies by class
Class size: Varies by class
Tuition: Varies by class

Building on Beginning Performance Lab, This level offers more advanced opportunities to perform and explore a variety of short-form, narrative, and genre formats.

Shows are developed and rehearsed and are scheduled on Sundays. Coach approval required to move into Advanced Performance.

Upcoming Classes:

Intermediate Performance Lab Online

Tuesdays, 7:00 APM - 9:00 PM PST

January 5 – January 26, 2021

Schedule: Monthly, Ongoing 
Class dates: January 5, 12, 19 & 26 
Class length: 2 hours (8 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $125
Prerequisite: BATS Beginning Performance Level courses. Prior experience performing improv online or onstage strongly preferred.

Enrollment in this class requires Head of School approval. Please email a concise list of your improv experience to, with the name of the class and 'Head of School Approval' in the subject line.




Coach TBD

“BATS creates a very welcoming environment for improvisers to grow and learn.”

– 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.