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Adults Improv Comedy Classes

Experience the power of play, and the fun of improvisational comedy in a fun and safe environment with Made Up Theatre’s improv classes. 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.

Click the tabs below to read our improv class descriptions.

Also, check out our testimonials to hear what our students are saying!

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

Now Accepting Spring Submissions for our Diversity Scholarship Program!  MORE INFO

Level A

Course Description:

Explore the Elements of Improv in our introductory course. You will learn 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.  After that, you’ll start to apply these concepts into fully improvised scenes.

8 Week Course

Tuition: $199

Instructor: Ben Stephens

Ages: 18+

Prerequisite: None

*Classes meet once a week.

Level B

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.  In addition, you’ll learn various long form formats that will be used in your first improvised showcase for family & friends on the final class.

8 Week Course (Showcase for friends & family on 8th Week)

Tuition: $199

Instructor: Sean Taylor

Ages: 18+

Prerequisite: Level A

*Classes meet once a week.


Course Description:

This class explores short form improvisation as seen in our Laugh Track City show and the hit TV show, “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?”.  Students will learn how to act quickly, while applying improvisational skills towards fast-paced scenes, on-the-fly musicals, and impressive guessing games!  Students will also be able to showcase their talent in a showcase for family and friends.

8 Week Course (Student Showcase for family & friends on 8th Week)

Tuition: $199

Instructor: TBA

Ages: 18+

Prerequisite: Level B

*Classes meet once a week.


Graduated from Made Up Theatre’s Level A – Level C 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.

Stay tuned for next Conservatory course starting in March.

8 Week Course (Student Showcase on 8th Week)

$159 Tuition

Instructor: TBA


It’s back!  The Playground is a monthly improv jam, where anybody is able to come out and play on our stage in improvised games and scenes.  That’s right!  You are the stars of this performance!  We invite anybody to come out and play from experienced improvisors to people who have never tried improv ever!  We leave judgments at the door and make it a night of support and fun!  Would you rather just watch?  No worries!  Getting on stage is completely optional, and you’ll never be forced onstage.  Plus, the Playground will be headlined by our new House Troupe!

1st Thursday of the Month, Beginning in February

7:30pm | Approximately 90 – 105 minutes

Doors Open at 7:15pm

Cost: $5 Advanced Purchase (Ends at 5:00PM) | $10 (After 5:00PM or Door Price)

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!

Are you an improvisor or someone who is interested in taking an improv class?  Check out our weekly video segment MUT Improv Tips, where Made Up Theatre owner Sean Taylor discusses a concept of improvisation.

Check out our video playlist and subscribe to our Youtube Channel to be informed when a new video is released!

New videos are released every Tuesday at 11:00AM PST.

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