This page has been created to communicate up-to-date information to patrons, students, performers, and staff who are part of the Philly Improv Theater community regarding the theater’s response during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it impacts the greater Philadelphia region. PHIT continues to monitor the guidance from public health agencies and officials as consider when we can responsibly and safely re-open.

This page was last updated on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

An Update from Philly Improv Theater Regarding Our Coronavirus Closure (2/24/2021)

At this time, PHIT remains closed for any and all events. While current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the City of Philadelphia are not requiring us to shutter our business we have concluded that we have a responsibility to our community to play a proactive role in attempting to prevent the spread of virus and stop the emergence of new variants at this stage in the pandemic. When we think about the tens of thousands of people who pass through our doors each year it was an easy decision to close them in an effort to keep everyone safe.

We expect that many of you feel stir-crazy. We do too. For the time being, it’s more important to stay in hibernation mode until we can fully resume. When we do get around to starting back, we will be rebuilding things from the ground up and it may take some time – but we do still hope to return.

For now, wear a mask, wash your hands, stay safe, and stay healthy – we look forward to welcoming you again in-person when the time is right.

Sincerely,

Greg Maughan
Founder & Executive Director

Performances

At this time, Philly Improv Theater is not presenting in-person or virtual performances.

PHIT continues to monitor the guidance from public health agencies and officials regarding the timing of our re-opening. We currently have no anticipated date for the return of performances (either virtually or in-person).

Classes

At this time, Philly Improv Theater is not offering in-person or virtual classes. 

PHIT continues to monitor the guidance from public health agencies and officials regarding the timing of our re-opening. We currently have no anticipated date for the return of classes in any format.

Rentals

At this time Philly Improv Theater is working with renters to reschedule rentals. We are not accepting new rental requests.

Organizations who have rented space are encouraged to contact our primary email, contact@phillyimprovtheater.com to discuss rescheduling your dates or refunding deposits.

PHIT continues to monitor the guidance from public health agencies and officials regarding the timing of our re-opening for rentals. We currently have no anticipated date for resuming rentals.

Rehearsals, Trainings, Meetings, etc.

At this time, Philly Improv Theater has canceled all PHIT hosted rehearsals, trainings, meetings, etc. at our theater space.

PHIT continues to monitor the guidance from public health agencies and officials and regarding the timing of our re-opening to rehearsals, training, meetings, etc. and will inform affected performers, volunteers, and staff who are involved in any of these activities when we know more. At this time we have no anticipated date for resumption of these activities, either in-person or virtually.