The iO Training Center is the home of longform improvisation, where comedy legends such as Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Chris Farley, Tim Meadows and so many others launched their careers . Whether you are new to improv, or looking to advance your skills, we have a ton of great classes to choose from.
We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where performers can practice the art of longform improvisation through various forms. Join us in this thrilling endeavor to create something that has never been seen before and will never be seen again.
Improv as an Art Form
– Award Winning Instruction:
Our award-winning instructorsfeature veteran improvisers who have performed and taught around the world for over 20 years, as well as up and coming talent that is at the cutting edge of the comedy scene. They have been featured on Comedy Central, HBO, and other major networks and late-night comedy specials.
– Curriculum 40 Years in the Making:
Our curriculum has been developed by some of the best performers in the world for over 40 years. We take pride in constantly evaluating and evolving what it means to make comedy in the modern day while building off the ground-breaking work of those who came before us.
– Curated Feedback:
We treat improv as an art form because it is. Our curated student feedback targets each individual’s needs for maximum personal and professional growth. We take a holistic approach to building our students as performers so that you can leave more confident in all things you do.
All our class offerings, from drop-ins to writing!
Now Accepting Applications on a Rolling Basis!
The iO Theater prioritizes diversity in all of its programming. We are excited to offer free programming from our entire curriculum Level 1-5 to scholarship recipients.
The application is open to all. LGBTQIA+ identifying members, disabled persons, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply and reach out to artistic director Adonis Holmes with any questions.
Applications are accepted year round and recipients will be notified on a rolling basis.
Scholars will also receive additional workshop, performing, and specialty opportunities.