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

This is the first class everyone takes! No prior improv or theater experience is necessary or expected. Unleash the creativity inside of you, say β€œyes” to uncertainty, meet new friends, and have a blast learning the basic rules, structure, and philosophy of long-form improv comedy. After taking intro, you may choose a track: game, character, or musical. Many of our students will do all 3! All classes culminate in a class show. Check out our current list of classes here!

GAME OF THE SCENE TRACK

LEVEL 1 GAME

Learn how to heighten and explore the unusual to discover what makes scenes funny and interesting. Students will study the long-form format The Harold, a format developed by improv gurus Del Close and Charna Halpern.

LEVEL 2 GAME

The final class in this track before students are eligible to audition for Harold house teams!

CHARACTER TRACK

LEVEL 1 CHARACTER

After taking intro, perhaps you want to dive more into creating interesting characters on the spot. If so, this is the track for you!

LEVEL 1 CHARACTER

The final class in this track before students are eligible to audition for character-based house teams!

MUSICAL TRACK

LEVEL 1 MUSICAL

Learn the basic musical structure and how to create improvised musicals on the spot! Learn vocal performance, production, and how to put your improvised stories, dialogue, and characters into song!

LEVEL 2 MUSICAL

The final class in this track before students are eligible to audition for musical-based house teams!