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 Lab (Theatresports & Narrative)

Prerequisite: BPL. Coach/dean approval required.
Schedule and class length: Varies by class
Class size: Varies by class
Tuition: Varies by class

Building on BPL, 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.

Upcoming Classes:

Intermediate Performance Lab Online

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


Our Intermediate Performance Class is currently full, but don't hesitate to email us at so we can put you on the waiting list. 


Prerequisites: 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.

“In the first month, we will focus on individual goals and character work through collaborative genre discovery. Through ensemble play, sharing, and scene work, we will learn how to allow genres to inspire deeper location, character, and relationship choices together.”




“I can’t remember when I’ve felt more comfortable to make a mistake or take a risk.”

– 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.