Class FAQs

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For Level 1, we get all kinds of people! From aspiring actors who want to brush up on their improv skills to people in business who want to build up their confidence with their clients. We also get people who just want to learn for fun! People that take Level 2 and 3 are people who want to continue to learn about improv comedy. Some of the people that have taken the workshops are now our performers at National Comedy Theatre!

Most of the kids and teens who sign up are looking for something fun and creative to do on a Saturday. We also get a variety of kids and teens who are inspiring improvisors as well as kids and teens who need to have more improv experience on their acting resumes. No previous experience is necessary

To reserve a spot in the workshops, you must first pay the registration fee by signing up on our site. This payment guarantees you a spot in class. 

Payment can be made in advance online while signing up. We take all major credit cards. You can also bring in a check or cash in advance if credit cards are an issue.

Unfortunately no. The reason for this is that we take a limited number of students into workshop, and if a student cancels or does not show, we end up with an empty slot that would have been sold, resulting in a loss for the theatre. So please check your calendars to see if you can make it to all the workshops.

You must be 18 years or older to participate. No exceptions.

We offer improv classes for teens ages 13-17, as well as kids, ages 9-12. You can find out more information by clicking here. Additionally, we also have a summer improv comedy camp, designed exclusively for teens. You can find out more information by clicking here

The instructors for the workshops are the players who regularly perform at National Comedy Theatre. Each of them has years of experience with improv comedy and are waiting for you!

You would be surprised how many people ask this question. While you may have previous experience, we ask that everyone start at level 1. We spend a lot of time in class working on our approach to improv, and while you may have had some experience with this, we want everyone in the group to be on the same page and speak the same language.

It is ok to miss one day of class, although we don’t recommend it. We do not allow people to make up a class by trying to attend the same level but on a different day. Our class size is limited so that everyone has a chance to participate in every session. Further, each class has their own dynamic and they thrive on a certain level of comfort. So please plan accordingly. If you know ahead that you will miss more than ONE class, we suggest that you wait until the next session.

You can email us at We will keep you informed about upcoming workshops and when a workshop is about to sell out. This is a good list to be on.