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617 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 Map

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

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Weekly Special Topics


Every Wednesday the Hideout brings you a workshop on a special topic in improvisation with the top improv instructors, directors and players in Austin. Our first session of 2018 classes will be focusing on Stagecraft, with each week covering a different technical skill or tool for bringing professional improv comedy and theater to the stage. You can register for all 10 classes for the crazy cheap price of $125 or you can register each week à la carte for $25.


Schedule TBA. Topics include Mime and Spacework, Movement, Stage Presence, Non-Verbal Reactions, Walking Through Doors, Hosting, and more!

1/3 Jessica Arjet – Violence and Intimacy
1/10 Roy Janik – Hosting
1/17 Andrew Buck – Walking Through Doors
1/24 Sarah Marie Curry – Viewpoints (Tone and Variation)
1/31 Quinn Buckner – Mime and Spacework
2/7 Kacey Samiee – Stage Presence
2/21 Andy Crouch – Second Show
2/28 Margaret Hunsicker – Voice and Projection
3/7 Katie Dahm – Movement
3/14 NO CLASS for SXSW
3/21 Mason Pitluk – Improvising from the Sidelines

$125 for the 10-session pass / 20 hours total / Workshops limited to 12 students / Class held at the Hideout Theatre downtown unless otherwise noted

Or $25 each week for any open spots not claimed by passholders

***Fine Print: 10-class pass holders will reserve their preferred classes ahead of time and any unclaimed spots each week will be sold to the general public. If you purchase a 10-class pass but then get cast in an upcoming Hideout Mainstage show that conflicts with Wednesday nights, we will refund the prorated remainder of your class purchase.