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617 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 Map

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Classes

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

More Classes FAQ

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Level One
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Tue. Nov 29th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $209

Level One improv class with Shannon Stott (six weeks, skipping a couple dates around the Holidays) **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)

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Mon. Jan 9th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $209

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

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Thu. Jan 26th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $209

Level One improv class with instructor TBA (six weeks)

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Sat. Jan 28th, 1:00pm-4:00pm. $209

Level One improv class with instructor TBA **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)

Level Two
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Sat. Jan 7th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $215

Level Two improv class with Caeriel Crestin (six weeks)

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Mon. Jan 9th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $215

Level Two improv class with Andy Crouch (six weeks)

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Tue. Jan 24th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $215

Level Two improv class with Shannon Stott (six weeks)

Level Three
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Thu. Jan 5th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $215

Level Three improv class with Andy Crouch (six weeks)

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Mon. Jan 9th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $215

Level Three improv class with Jessica Arjet (six weeks)

Level Four
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Sat. Dec 3rd, 1:00pm-4:00pm. $215

Level Four improv class with Courtney Hopkin (six weeks, skipping one or two dates around the holidays)

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Mon. Jan 9th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $215

Level Four improv class with instructor TBA (six weeks)

Level Five
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Tue. Jan 10th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $215

Level Five improv class with Rob Yoho (six weeks)

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Tue. Jan 17th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $215

Level Five improv class with instructor TBA (six weeks)

Level Six
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Tue. Jan 31st, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $215

Level Six improv class with instructor TBA (six weeks)

Level Seven

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Tue. Jan 3rd, 7:00pm-9:30pm. $230

Level Seven improv class with Roy Janik (seven weeks, 2.5 hours plus .5 hour drinks/discussion)