Our Classes

The Improv Playhouse of San Francisco is home to the International Institute of Improvisation (i³). This is the teaching branch of the Improv Playhouse, and its goals are:

  • to offer the most comprehensive and most innovative improvisational theatre training in the world to improvisers of all levels: beginning, intermediate and advanced.
  • to advance the art of improvisation both domestically and abroad through our courses and educational materials.
  • to send Improv Playhouse of San Francisco artists around the world to teach and perform.
  • to bring in guest artists from around the world to teach and perform in San Francsico.
  • to promote and develop high-quality written and audio-visual instructional materials.

Our Classes

The Improv Playhouse of San Francisco Players are the core teachers of the Institute. Collectively and individually, they are internationally-recognized leaders in the instruction of theatrical improvisation. Please refer to the Players’ individual bios for more details.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, the Improv Playhouse of San Francisco offers year-round beginning classes for those looking to unleash their imagination. A description and schedule of our beginning class can be found to the right.

We can also tailor a one-time or ongoing class for groups and businesses. Please contact us for more information.

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People love our classes!

The class was focused on having fun rather than performing. I liked that we were encouraged to just say the first thing we thought of, instead of trying to be witty. It really took the pressure off.

Improv Playhouse Student