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 6-8 Level I with Stephanie Allen

Grades 6-8 Wednesdays June 8 - July 27 Bayfront Theater, San Francisco   Class Time/Dates: 4:30pm-6:00pm PST //Wednesdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 Class size: 16 students maximum Class length: 1.5 hours per day (12 hours total instruction) Tuition: $229
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 Youth Improv 6-8 Level II with Stephanie Allen

Grades 6-8 Thursdays June 9 - July 28 Bayfront Theater, San Francisco   Class Time/Dates: 4:30pm-6:00pm PST //Thursdays, June 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21 & 28 Class size: 16 students maximum Class length: 1.5 hours per day (12 hours total instruction) Pre-requisite: Level I or prior class experience Tuition: $229

Continue your improv journey at BATS in Youth Improv Level II!

Youth Improv Level II allows students to explore the skills they learned in Beginning Youth Improv in more depth, creating improvised scenes and stories through listening, teamwork, and imagination.

In Youth Improv Level II, you will focus on:

• Building improvised worlds and creating environments together

• Inhabiting characters and using your body and voice to make them distinct and realistic

• Creating stories and developing scenes that center on characters’ relationships and objectives

• Playing with an ensemble where you make your partner look good and have fun!

The class will culminate in a showcase performance for family and friends.

At the end of the 8 weeks, students may either repeat Youth Improv Level II or continue with Intermediate Youth Improv Workshops.