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
If you like to laugh, make others laugh, be laughed at (and laughed with), then these improv classes might be for you. For me it’s all of the above plus cheap (relatively) therapy.
Mon. Feb 9th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $189
Level One improv class with instructor Valerie Ward (six weeks, skipping March 16)
Sun. Feb 22nd, 1:00pm-4:00pm. $189
NORTH AUSTIN** Level One improv class with Ryan Austin (six weeks) **Class meets at 10603 Metric Blvd, #108
Mon. Mar 23rd, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $189
Level One improv class with Andy Crouch (six weeks)