Harrisburg Improv Theatre

Harrisburg's home for long-form improvisational comedy

We are a performing arts theater offering weekly long-form improvisational comedy shows. Based on a one-word suggestion from the audience, a hilarious and unrehearsed masterpiece will appear right before your eyes.

**WE ARE BYOB!!!** Bring your favorite beverage and enjoy some great comedy!

We offer improv classes for kids and adults.

The HIT is open Fridays 8-11pm and Saturdays 7-11pm. Shows are $5 per show or $10 for the entire night.

Check our calendar for more info!

Intro to Improv, Tuesdays, 7-10pm, Sept. 10-Oct. 29, 2019


Intro to Improv, Tuesdays, 7-10pm, Sept. 10-Oct. 29, 2019


Intro to Improv

Tuesdays, 7-10pm

September 10 - October 29, 2019

Introduction to improv class for adults. No experience necessary!

Instructor: Melissa Ford

Graduation shows: Friday, Nov. 1, 7pm and Sunday, Nov. 3, 7pm

This 8-week class will teach students the basic principles of long-form improv comedy. Learn how to create scenes based on audience suggestions, how to develop characters, and how to say "yes, and" to your scene partners. No prior experience in improv or theatre is necessary or expected. Many of our level 1 students have never before been on a stage! Our level 1 class is designed to help people feel comfortable on stage, learn the basics, make some new friends, and have fun!

All classes at the HIT are nonrefundable. 

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Melissa got her start in scripted theatre, doing school plays from middle school onwards, but made the jump to long-form improv in 2015 and fell in love with the Harold. She has performed with several teams, including Midnight Library, Tiny Town, Tony Stanza, Introduce a Self, Hardly Working, and is a frequent performer on HIT Bits nights. She has also coached the HIT house team Barely Adulting, where she was thrilled to finally make some use of her education degree! Melissa cuts her own hair, because she's not afraid of anything (except heights).