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, June 18 - August 6, 2019

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Intro to Improv, Tuesdays, 7-10pm, June 18 - August 6, 2019


Introduction to improv class for adults. No experience necessary!

Instructor: Harrison Merkt

Graduation shows: Friday, August 9, 7pm and Sunday, August 11, 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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Harrison's been performing and studying improv for over 6 years. He's studied at Groudling's, UCB, The Baltimore Improv Group and his favorite improv theatre, The HIT. You can catch him on The HIT stage on Persnickety, Sketch Pad, Bemafo, Dropkick Morpheous and BEEF. Harrison also coaches Art Patrol and is the writer behind all your favorite Harrisburg Improv Theater social media posts. Harrison also turned orange when he was a baby from eating too many carrots, but he's all the way back to not orange now.