Hideout LogoThe Hideout Theater

617 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 Map

(512) H-I-D-E-O-U-T

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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.

Level 1 Improv Class Gift Certificate

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Level 1 Improv Class Gift Certificate. $229

Good for a 6-week beginning improv class

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Tue. Apr 17th, 7:00pm-10:00pm

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

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Sat. Apr 21st, 1:00pm-4:00pm. $235

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

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Tue. Apr 24th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $235

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

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Wed. Apr 25th, 8:00pm. $10

BONUS showing of Broad Ambition: An 80's Women’s Workplace Revenge Musical, in honor of Administrative Professionals Day

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Thu. Apr 26th, 8:00pm. $5

Our original improv variety show! Featuring Bear Minimum, Nice Jewish Girls, and Junk

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Thu. Apr 26th, 10:00pm. Free!

Totally FREE, totally wild. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. See your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

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Fri. Apr 27th, 7:30pm. $5

Don’t Interrupt Me (DIM) is a monthly comedy show hosted by Physics Curse celebrating being a woman. Featuring Say Uncle

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Fri. Apr 27th, 8:00pm. $15

All-Star Improv Comedy With The Hideout Theatre's Powerhouse Performers

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Fri. Apr 27th, 9:00pm. $5

Improv troupes prove their mettle by facing off against each other. This Week's Lineup: The Champions VS Manic Pixie Stix

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Fri. Apr 27th, 9:55pm. $10

Come see The Austin Chronicle's "Best Improv Troupe," Parallelogramo-phonograph