Q: How do we get started?
A: Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s start a conversation about your event.
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Q: What can we expect from professional development and entertainment with the Hideout?
A: We specialize in team building and skill building using the principles of improvisation. Our training can be customized to fit any size group or situation. As Austin’s downtown improv comedy theater since 1999, the Hideout also provides private shows for groups and companies. We’ve worked with hundreds of businesses and event coordinators to give their conferences, parties, and gatherings the exciting and infective energy of positivity, productivity, and fun that only improv can bring. Our trainers and performers are professional, timely, and very passionate about what they do.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Prices are dependent on a variety of factors, but our basic pricing for a private comedy show is $800 for less than 20 audience members, $1050 for 21-35, $1350 for 36-50, $1650 for 51-75, $2100 for 76-95 (more info on shows). Workshop pricing is (per hour) $350 for 6-10 participants, $440 for 11-16, $530 for 17-22, $650 for 23-30 (more info on workshops). If your group is larger than our pricing range, send us an email and we’ll be happy to give you a quote.
Q: Who have you worked with?
A: We’ve worked with companies like Whole Foods, GSD&M, Dell, UT McCombs School of Business and they all love us. Check out our past client and testimonial page.
Q: Can I test drive business improv at the Hideout?
A: If you’d like to sample our training, we offer a two-hour Free Lunch session twice a month (usually the second Wednesday and fourth Thursday). Or to get a feel for our shows, check out our Upcoming Show Schedule and come see one of the eight or more wildly different shows we offer Thursday through Sunday (for a recommendation on which show would best fit your needs, email us).
Q: What exactly is improv?
A: Improv is live theatre and comedy in which EVERYTHING is made up in the moment. Often improvisers will take a suggestion from the audience, or use something else to inspire them. This inspiration helps get the improvisers going, and often shows the audience that the performance is indeed not scripted. Improv is unique in that if you see a performance of it, that’s it… there will never be another show exactly like it ever done again. Improv is different every time.
Q: What is improv training?
A: The Hideout Theatre teaches the risk-taking and playfulness that allow you to do what you do better and have more fun doing it. We teach you to surrender control, make mistakes and lower your expectations with shockingly effective results.Every weekend at the Hideout professional improvisers make up games, scenes and stories from absolutely nothing. The tools they use to entertain audiences, create collaborative theater off the cuff and make obviousness look like genius are the same tools we can teach you to work more enjoyably and productively.
Confused? Intrigued? Ready to experience improv for yourself? Contact us.