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617 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 Map

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

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Level One: Intro to Improvisation


Welcome to the Hideout! We would love to have you join our next Level One improv class.


This six-week workshop is designed for anyone who wants to loosen up, be more spontaneous and learn to take risks on stage and in life. Each week you’ll play games and explore a challenging variety of improv exercises that unleash your natural creativity and humor. Our work is inspired by Canadian improv guru Keith Johnstone (author of Impro) so even if you’ve done some improv in the past, you’ll find the Hideout’s approach uniquely inspiring. Whether you’re just looking for a fun experience, or you think improv might just be your new thing, Level One is the perfect place to get started. Classes meet for six weeks, three hours each week, limit 16 students.

**We’re now offering North Austin classes in addition to our downtown location – check class listings below.


Classes FAQ

Q: Where do I start?
A: Get registered for a Level One class (schedule below) …more info

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

Q: How soon can I perform?
Levels Two through Six culminate student showcases in the Weekender. And there are other performance opportunities for students every weekend …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

More Classes FAQ

Level One
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All Advance And Walk-Up Tickets Have Been Sold

Mon. Feb 18th, 7:00pm-10:00pm

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

Sold Out!

All Advance And Walk-Up Tickets Have Been Sold

Sun. Mar 3rd, 1:00pm-4:00pm

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