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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Youth Classes

Our youth classes provide individual attention from experienced coaches who have worked with youth and teen improvisers for many years. Students explore the concepts and skills of improv through games and exercises, and most classes culminate in a showcase performance for family and friends.

Upcoming Classes:

In-Person: Beginning Youth Improv (Grades 6-8) with Stephanie Dennison

Grades 6-8 Mondays September 22 - November 10 Bayfront Theater, San Francisco NOTE: No class October 13! Class Time/Dates: 4:30 - 6:00pm PST on Thursdays // September 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27, November 3, 10, and 17 Schedule: 8 sessions; once a week for eight weeks Class length: 1.5 hours (12 hours total) Class size: 12 students maximum Prerequisite: None! Open to all kids from grades 6-8! Tuition: $229 Interested in the class but can't attend at the time it's listed? Let us know when you could attend-- if we have enough students, we can make a new class on a different day or time!
It’s never too early to start improvising, and now you can start that journey here at BATS!
Beginning Youth Improv is a fun and engaging introduction to improvisation.  This class focuses on the foundations of improv like: •listening •collaboration •teamwork •imagination …which all happen to be GREAT life skills, too!
Through games and exercises, students will practice individual skills, create stories, and learn to be part of an ensemble, all in a low-pressure environment with an emphasis on FUN!
The class will culminate in a showcase performance for family and friends.

In-Person: Beginning Youth Improv (Grades 3rd-5th) with Nick Dickson

Grades 3rd-5th Mondays October 4 - November 29 Bayfront Theater, San Francisco   NOTE: No class November 8 for Election Day! Class Time/Dates: 4:30 - 6:00pm PST on Tuesdays// October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 15, 22, and 29 Schedule: 8 sessions; once a week for eight weeks Class length: 1.5 hours (12 hours total) Class size: 12 students maximum Prerequisite: None! Open to all kids from grades 3-5! Tuition: $229 Interested in the class but can't attend at the time it's listed? Let us know when you could attend-- if we have enough students, we can make a new class on a different day or time!
It’s never too early to start improvising, and now you can start that journey here at BATS!
Beginning Youth Improv is a fun and engaging introduction to improvisation.  This class focuses on the foundations of improv like: •listening •collaboration •teamwork •imagination …which all happen to be GREAT life skills, too!
Through games and exercises, students will practice individual skills, create stories, and learn to be part of an ensemble, all in a low-pressure environment with an emphasis on FUN!
The class will culminate in a showcase performance for family and friends.