The first rule of improv is to always say “yes”. Say yes to an improv class at BATS Improv Theatre and join fourteen other students as you flex your creativity and spontaneity. Through games and exercises, you’ll play, explore, and experiment with creating characters and scenes, guided by a seasoned coach.
Parking can be a hassle if there’s a big event at Fort Mason, so check their website beforehand for “impacted parking days”.
Fort Mason was built by the Spanish in 1776 and was originally named the Post at Point San Jose. The fort came under U.S. ownership when California entered the Union in 1848 and was re-activated in 1863 to defend against potential Confederate attacks. Fort Mason remains a partner of the National Park Service.
BATS Improv Theatre is a fifteen-time Best of the Bay winner for improv shows, and now it's your turn to learn all the secrets of being a great improvisational actor. It’s not about wit or talent, it’s about knowing the tricks of the trade.
Let your inner child run wild or stretch your inner thespian as you explore the deepest jungles of Africa or jump into a cab with a stranger — all from the stage of course. It’s no wonder it’s been called “daycamp for grown-ups.” The Foundation 1 classes are a fun introduction to the joys and thrills of improvisation and the BATS style of improvised theatre.
Most students are there just to have a great time, but who knows. You could end up on stage with the pros.