The Hideout Theatre

Austin's Downtown Home for Improv

About The Hideout Theatre

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The Hideout Theatre has been offering improv classes to working actors, disgruntled engineers, college students, kids and all manner of Austinites since 1999. Hundreds of people have discovered improv as a fun hobby, a unique art form and a powerful tool in their personal and professional lives.

We offer six levels of six-week classes, with Level One classes starting on weekends and week nights every month.

For students eager to perform on the Hideout stage, Levels Two through Four culminate in informal student showcases for friends and family, and students in the Level Five and Six classes create and perform a month-long run of Sunday shows. We also offer master classes for experienced improvisers and create custom team-building and fun-having workshops for groups and companies.

The Hideout is at the epicenter of Austin’'s current improv explosion with sold-out shows every weekend like Maestro, Improvised Shakespeare, Austin Secrets and The Spectacle. Our instructors are experienced and passionate and our curriculum (based on the work of Keith Johnstone, one of the founders of modern improvisation) emphasizes the magically risky nature of improv.

Students of The Hideout have gone on to form many of Austin's most-respected improv troupes, as to perform and teach around the country.

We also offer classes for children. Click here for more information.