Experience the power of play, and the fun of improvisational comedy in a fun and safe environment with Made Up Theatre’s improv courses. We offer a complete training program, providing students with a strong foundation in improvisation that promotes creativity and personal growth.

Students also receive 6 FREE PASSES to see shows! Learn your improv A,B,C’s.

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Please note, unless otherwise noted, all new students are required to start at Level A: Elements of Improv.

Course Description:

Explore the Elements of Improv in our introductory course. You will learn some of the core fundamentals and principles of improv, focusing on various games and exercises that encourage trust, communication, agreement (“yes and”); active listening, character, status, and making your scene partner look good.

7 Week Course

Tuition: $175

Ages: 18+

Prerequisite: None

*Classes meet once a week.

Course Description:

Now that you’ve learned some of the core fundamentals of improv, it’s time to explore the methods used to sustain a scene beyond the first few lines. Delve into character and relationship work, “heightening,” making bold choices, and using offers to enhance your scene.

7 Week Course

Tuition: $175

Ages: 18+

Prerequisite: Level A

*Classes meet once a week.

Course Description:

In this course, you will learn one of the most common and entertaining formats in the improv community, the montage. You will learn how to structure a show, various montage formats, and you’ll also have the opportunity to perform in a show for your family and friends!

7 Week Course (Student Showcase on 8th Week)

Tuition: $175

Ages: 18+

Prerequisite: Level B

*Classes meet once a week.

Course Description:

It’s time to take on the fast-paced, high energy art of Short Form Improvisation Comedy!  You’ll learn the improv games seen on our Main Stage Show Laugh Track City & the TV show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’!  This class will emphasize making big choices, thinking even quicker on your feet, and total commitment!  You even get to showcase your new talent in an show for family and friends!

7 Week Course (Student Showcase on 8th Week)

Tuition: $175

Ages: 18+

Prerequisite: Level C

*Classes meet once a week.

Graduated from Made Up Theatre’s Level A – Level D program?
Join the MUT Conservatory and hone your skills as an improvisor.

As you know by now, improv is a fun and creative way to let off some steam and have fun! Now, here’s your chance to do just that while building your improv skills, rehearsing, and performing in shows for your family and friends. The MUT Conservatory will be offered throughout the year and is open only to Made Up Theatre graduate students.

7 Week Course (Student Showcase on 8th Week)

$175 Tuition

Course Description:

Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Body taught by Michael Lewis

Sunday March 5th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

How often are you in a scene wondering why your scene isn’t going well? Odds are you are ignoring how you feel and how you scene partner feels. This class will focus on getting out of your head and into how you feel and on letting your emotions lead. Just noticing how your character feels in the scene gives you a clear point of view to improvise from. Improvisers almost always have an emotional response to their scene partner, however we are often too distracted by our brains to notice how we really feel. Let’s focus on finding how you already feel and bring that into your scene work.

One Day Workshop 

Tuition: $35

NOTE: This workshop does not come with passes to see Made Up Theatre shows.

Ages: 18+

Prerequisite: Completion of Level A or an equivalent Intro to Improv course.

Interested in enrolling in Made Up Theatre’s improv comedy courses? 

Voted by CBS as one of the Best Acting Classes in the East Bay, come learn the core fundamentals of improv while making new friends and having fun.
 
No experience necessary!
 
As a special bonus, students also receive 6 FREE passes to see shows!