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617 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 Map

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It’s Never Too Late to Take a Risk

The Hideout Theatre has been offering improv classes to working actors, disgruntled engineers, college students, kids and all manner of Austinites since 1999. Hundreds of people have discovered improv as a fun hobby, a unique art form and a powerful tool in their personal and professional lives.

We offer five levels of six-week classes, with Level One classes starting on weekends and week nights every month.

For students eager to perform on the Hideout stage, Levels Two through Four culminate in informal student showcases for friends and family, and students in the Level Five class create and performing a month-long run of Sunday shows. We also offer master classes for experienced improvisers and create custom team-building and fun-having workshops for groups and companies.

The Hideout is at the epicenter of Austin’s current improv explosion with sold-out shows every weekend like Maestro, Improvised Shakespeare, Start Trekkin’ and This Week Tonight. Our instructors are experienced and passionate and our curriculum (based on the work of Keith Johnstone, one of the founders of modern improvisation) emphasizes the magically risky nature of improv.

We also offer Classes for Children. Check out Flying Theatre Machine for more information.

 

Classes FAQ

Q: Where do I start?
A: Register for one of our Level One classes (schedule below) …more info

Q: Can I test drive the classes?
A:
We offer a two-hour Free Improv Class twice a month …more info

Q: How soon can I perform?
A:
Levels Two through Six culminate student showcases in the Weekender. Graduates of Level Three are eligible to play Maestro …more info

Q: Do I HAVE to perform?
A: You can always opt out of the student showcases, but we’re pretty sure that at the end of twelve weeks of improv, you’ll be itching to try it out on stage …more info

Q: Can I skip Level One?
A: Probably not, but we’re open to extenuating circumstances …more info

Q: How do I do more?
A: We offer regular Essential Elective classes on Tuesdays and four-week Extended Electives throughout the year …more info

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Level One
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Mon. May 21st, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Level One improv class with Andy Crouch (six weeks total, skipping Memorial Day 5/28) **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)


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Tue. May 29th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $235

Level Two improv class with Quinn Buckner (six weeks) **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)


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Sat. Jun 2nd, 1:00pm-4:00pm. $235

Level Three improv class with Rob Yoho (six weeks) **Class held at Hideout Studios (2505 E 6th St, Unit C)


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Mon. Jun 4th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $235

Level Four improv class with Megan Sherrod and Luke Wallens (six weeks) **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)


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Mon. Jun 4th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $235

Level Six improv class with Caeriel Crestin (six weeks) **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)


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Tue. Jun 5th, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Level Four improv class with Caeriel Crestin (six weeks) **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)


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Sat. Jun 9th, 1:00pm-4:00pm. $235

Level Six improv class with Jon Bolden (six weeks) **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)


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Thu. Jun 14th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $235

Level Six improv class with Andy Crouch (six weeks) **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)


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Sun. Jun 17th, 1:00pm-4:00pm. $235

Level Four improv class with Caeriel Crestin (six weeks) **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)


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Sat. Jun 23rd, 1:00pm-4:00pm. $235

Level Two improv class with Courtney Hopkin (six weeks) **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)


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Mon. Jun 25th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $229

Level One improv class with Rose Frezza (six weeks) **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)


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Tue. Jun 26th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $235

Level Four improv class with Kareem Badr (six weeks) **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)