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.
Q: Where do I start?
A: Register for one of our Level One classes (schedule below) …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
The Hideout’s Level One improv class is this year’s box office surprise. I laughed, I cried, and at times… I was a little afraid. Andy Crouch delivers a dynamic powerhouse performance worthy of an Oscar nod, but its the strong supporting cast that really made Level One work. 5 Stars, 2 Thumbs Up, 92% on Rottentomatoes.com
Sun. Apr 2nd, 1:00pm-4:00pm. $209
Level One improv class with Courtney Hopkin (six weeks) **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)
Mon. Apr 17th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $209
Level One improv class with Andy Crouch (six weeks) **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)
Sat. May 6th, 1:00pm-4:00pm. $209
Level One improv class with instructor TBA (six weeks) **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)
Thu. May 11th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $209
Level One improv class with Andy Crouch (six weeks) **Class held at Hideout Studios (2505 E 6th St, Unit C)
Thu. Mar 23rd, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $215
Level Two improv class with Ryan Austin and Megan Sherrod (six weeks)
Tue. Apr 25th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $216
Level Two improv class with Manuel Duran (six weeks)
Sat. Apr 8th, 1:00pm-4:00pm. $215
Level Four improv class with instructor TBA (six weeks)
Thu. Apr 6th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $215
Level Five improv class with Sarah Marie Curry (six weeks)
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Tue. Mar 21st, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $215
Level Six improv class with Jessica Arjet (six weeks)
Sat. Mar 25th, 1:00pm-4:00pm. $215
Level Six improv class with Courtney Hopkin (six weeks)
Only 2 Spots Left
Thu. Apr 20th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $230
Level Seven improv class with Courtney Hopkin (six weeks) **Class held at Hideout Studios (2505 E 6th St, Unit C)