Q: What do all these people have in common? A: They’ve all studied and performed at the legendary iO Theater.
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Improv Classes in Los Angeles

Considered to be the Mecca of improvisation, the iO Theater (formerly kn­own as The ImprovOlympic)  boasts a full training center based on the teachings of our co-founder and improv guru, Del Close, and his partner and iO owner, Charna Halpern, that has helped train and develop the talents of an entire generation of America’s best and brightest comedic entertainers.

iO Theater has inspired a new generation of improv training throughout the country.  Our improv classes teach our unique approach to Improvisation and the essential skills to perform iO’s world-famous signature form, “The Harold”.  Stage time is an important element to training, so our students have opportunities for stage time as early as the first level.  Our improv classes in Los Angeles are ideal for the aspiring comedic performer and a valuable addition to any acting resume.  Recent iO West alumni include writers and performers for Saturday Night Live, Modern Family, The Office, Key and Peele, Walking Dead, Late Night with Seth Meyers and more.

Our Writing Program and battery of electives will help you develop whatever comedy skills you need!

Use the links below to read more about our curriculum, schedule, instructors and policies, or contact for more information!

323 962-7560 / Darcy@ioimprov.com