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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school_Youth-3Youth Classes

Prerequisite: Age 11-18 (age group varies by class); no improv experience required
Schedule: Varies by class
Class length: Varies by class
Class size: Varies by class
Tuition: Varies by class

Every summer and at various times throughout the school year, BATS School of Improv offers classes to students ages 11 to 17. Improvisation is an excellent tool for improving verbal expression, enhancing listening skills, building body awareness, and boosting self-confidence. It’s also FUN!

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. All classes are held in our professional performing space — the 200-seat Bayfront Theater.

Note: Our youth and teen classes are very popular and often sell out, especially the summer sessions, so we strongly encourage you to register early. AND if you register for both summer sessions, you’ll receive a 20% discount on the second session — email registrar@improv.org for more info.

 

Summer Camp: Youth Improv (Middle School), Session 1
5 Days; July 8 - 12
Mon – Fri,  9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Ages 11-13 (rising middle school students)

Mon-Fri, July 8 - 12
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Performance on Friday, July 12 at 12:00 PM

Class Time/Dates: 9am-2pm, Monday-Friday
Class size: 16 students maximum
Class length: 5 hours per day (25 hours total instruction)
Early Bird Tuition (by June 1st): $269
Regular Tuition: $299

Come learn the art of improvisation! Practice your acting, storytelling and comedy skills by playing improv games on stage. Get ready to act in plays where you have no clue what your part is and have to make it up as you go. If that idea makes you nervous and excited, then this week is for you! Invite your family and friends to watch you perform on the last day.

Coach

William Funk

Summer Camp: Youth Improv (Middle School), Session 2
5 Days; July 15 - 19
Mon – Fri,  9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Ages 11-13 (rising middle school students)

Mon-Fri, July 15 - 19
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Performance on Friday, July 19 at 12:00 PM

Class Time/Dates: 9am-2pm, Monday-Friday
Class size: 16 students maximum
Class length: 5 hours per day (25 hours total instruction)
Early Bird Tuition (by June 1st): $269
Regular Tuition: $299

Come learn the art of improvisation! Practice your acting, storytelling and comedy skills by playing improv games on stage. Get ready to act in plays where you have no clue what your part is and have to make it up as you go. If that idea makes you nervous and excited, then this week is for you! Invite your family and friends to watch you perform on the last day.

Summer Camp: Teen Improv Ensemble (High School), Session 1
5 Days; July 22 – 26
Mon – Fri,  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Ages 14-17 (rising high school students)

Mon-Fri, July 22 - 26
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Performance on Friday, July 26 at 2:00 PM

Class Time/Dates: 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday
Class size: 16 students maximum
Class length: 7 hours per day (35 hours total instruction)
Early Bird Tuition (by June 1st): $289
Regular Tuition: $319

Come learn the art of improvisation with other creative teenagers. Call the Bayfront Theater your home for a week as you practice your acting, storytelling and comedy skills by playing improv games on stage. Make it up, think on your feet, come up with wild stories and characters and learn to play well with others in creating improvised theater! Invite your family and friends to watch you perform on the last day. Discount available for enrolling in both sessions 1 and 2.

Coach

Regina Saisi

Summer Camp: Teen Improv Ensemble (High School), Session 2
5 Days; July 29 – August 2
Mon – Fri,  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Ages 14-17 (rising high school students)

Mon-Fri, July 29 - August 2
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Performance on Friday, August 2 at 12:00 PM

Class Time/Dates: 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday
Class size: 16 students maximum
Class length: 7 hours per day (35 hours total instruction)
Early Bird Tuition (by June 1st): $289
Regular Tuition: $319

Come learn the art of improvisation with other creative teenagers. Call the Bayfront Theater your home for a week as you practice your acting, storytelling and comedy skills by playing improv games on stage. Make it up, think on your feet, come up with wild stories and characters and learn to play well with others in creating improvised theater! Invite your family and friends to watch you perform on the last day. Discount available for enrolling in both sessions 1 and 2.

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

– 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.