Philly Improv Theater is committed to growing the next generation of great comedic performers. Our stage and classroom is open to all, from the smallest of aspiring comedians to high schoolers hoping to prepare for our adult classes and beyond. Our Kids & Teens classes create a safe and inclusive space for young people to develop their innate curiosity, creativity and ability to work to with others. Our professionally-trained instructors — many of them current or former full-time K-12 educators and PHIT company members— are focused on each student’s success as a comedian and a person. While improvisation is best known as a form of entertainment, the basic tenants of improv also teach a creative process that develops skills including support, engagement, trust and kindness. The lessons taught in our classrooms don’t just make your children smarter, sillier performers – they also provide tools they can use in everyday life to be better, more considerate people. Whether students are looking to take their first, tentative steps into the world of performing, hope to develop already existing skills and reach a new level, or are simply seeking a place to form new friendships, PHIT’s Kids & Teens program has something for everyone.
PHIT currently offers two 10-week sessions of classes each year (coinciding with the first and second half of each school year):
Spring 2015 – Open House and Session Enrolling Now!
Open House – Saturday, January 24, 2015 (snow date Saturday, January 31, 2015)
Session – Saturday, February 28, 2015 through Saturday, May 9th, 2015
Graduation Shows – Saturday, May 9th through Saturday, May 16th (exact dates and times vary depending on the class your child is enrolled in).
Dates TBA (approx. late-September to mid-November)