Classes

    Improv Classes

    Be Creative Make New Friends Learn Improv

    See FREE Shows Have Lots of Fun!

    Experience the power of play, and the fun of improvisational comedy in a fun and safe environment with Made Up Theatre’s improv courses.  We offer a complete training program, providing students with a strong foundation in improvisation that promotes creativity and personal growth.  Students also receive FREE ADMISSION to Main Stage Shows and Student Shows at Made Up Theatre.

    Early registration for Levels A through C is a flat $150 rate.
    Late registration for Levels A through C (one week before the first class) is a flat $175 rate.

    Learn your improv A,B,C’s.

    Level A Level B Level C

    House Troupe Speciality Courses

    About Our Classes:

    Who are improv classes for?  Everyone!  Our courses are designed for all levels of experience because we build from the ground up. Below you’ll find the course descriptions and classes we offer. Each class is led by one of the Main Stage Cast members of Made Up Theatre. Classes are offered throughout the year on weekday evenings, as well as weekend mornings, afternoons, and evenings.  New classes are added every 4-8 weeks, so check back often to find a day and time that fits your schedule. You can also sign up for our Monthly Newsletter to be notified about future class schedules.

    The Courses

    Course Description:

    Explore the Elements of Improv in our introductory course. You will learn some of the core fundamentals and principles of improv, focusing on various games and exercises that encourage trust, communication, agreement (“yes and”); active listening, character, status, and making your scene partner look good. 

    7 Week Course

    Tuition: $150 (Before June 18th)
          $175 (After June 18th)

    Starts June 25th

    Day/Time: Wednesdays 7:30pm - 9:30pm

    Prerequisite: None

    *Classes meet once a week.



    Course Description:

    Now that you've learned some of the core fundamentals of improv, it's time to explore the methods used to sustain a scene beyond the first few lines. Delve into character and relationship work, "heightening," making bold choices, and using offers to enhance your scene. 

    7 Week Course

    Tuition: $150 (Before February 23rd)
          $175 (After February 23rd)

    Starts March 2nd

    Day/Time: Sundays, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Prerequisite: Level A

    *Classes meet once a week.





    Course Description:

    In this course, you will learn one of the most common and entertaining formats in the improv community, the montage. You will learn how to structure a show, various montage formats, and you’ll also have the opportunity to perform in a show for your family and friends!

    7 Week Course

    Tuition: $150 (Before February 26th)
          $175 (After February 26th)

    Starts May 7th

    Day/Time: Wednesdays, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

    Prerequisite: Level B

    *Classes meet once a week.

       


    House Troupe 

    Course Description:

    Now that you've completed the Made Up Theatre core curriculum, it's time to put those skills to work!  The House Troupe is an invite-only venture that will focus on several improv comedy formats during each session.  The House Troupe will also perform in TWO shows for family and friends!

    8 Week Course

    Tuition: $150

    Dates: Begins January 19th

    Day/Time: Sundays, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

    Prerequisite: Level C, Official Invite from Instructor



    Specialty Courses 

    The Actor's Toolkit

    Course Description:

    The aim of this course is to introduce you to Acting as a practical & academic discipline. Through the study and practice of various acting tools & strategies, The Actor's Toolkit aims to equip you with a number of transferable skills including oral literacy, visual literacy, collaboration, trust, presentation skills, imaginative thinking for creative work both inside & outside the theatre.

    8 Week Course

    Tuition: $150

    Dates: TBA

    Day/Time: TBA

    Prerequisite: NONE



    One Day Intensives

    Course Description:

    Throughout the year special one day intensives are offered with guest teachers.  Workshops examine a specific improv technique or topic. Past workshops have included: Starting Your Scenes Off Right, Building Strong Characters, Using Emotions to Live Moment to Moment, and The Harold.

    3 Hour Class

    Tuition: $35

    Dates: TBA

    Day/Time: TBA

    Prerequisite: Level C or Instructor Approval    


    Improvisation has become a fundamental tool and starting point for many of today's biggest comedians such as Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert and many more. Come learn the basics of Improvisation in a fun and safe environment at Made Up Theatre. Come out and play!

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