TRAINING CENTER

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PHILLY IMPROV THEATER TRAINING CENTER

WE KNOW IMPROV    WE KNOW PERFORMANCE

FUN    LAUGHTER    CREATIVITY    IMAGINATION    COMMUNITY

 

 

Philly Improv Theater (aka PHIT) is one of  the longest running improv training centers in Philadelphia. Our community of students, instructors, performers, and staff is diverse and full of fun and interesting people from all walks of life who share the joy of improv and performance together.

 

 

All programing is intended for adults 18+  Classes meet once a week for eight weeks. Classes are two hours.  We do not currently offer programing for kids or teens at this time.

 

 

The Improv program  starts withlevel 101 where students learn basic foundational improv skills, such as working from a positive state of mind, listening, Yes And!, creating an environment, characters and scenes from a single suggestion. Each level builds on the previous one, adding skills like emotional range, relationship, patterns, group games, as well as building performance skills using your body, voice and imagination towards our level 501 where students learn and perform a full HAROLD.

 

 

The Acting program is great for those brand new to performing as well as advanced level performers and improvisers seeking to hone their performance techniques.  Throughout the program students learn about voice, body, script interpretation and scene study.

 

 

Whether you are someone looking to try a new activity and meet new people, a business professional looking to improve your presentation skills, an amateur or advanced performer interested in sharpening your skills and techniques, Philly Improv Theater is the place to be.

 

We know improv. We know performance.

 

 

All students are required to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in classes/workshops/drop ins/Skills Lab/Practice groups and any other event. Students will be required to show their vaccination card or clear photo of the card along with ID. in order to participate in class. Masks are optional at this time.

 

 

Please review our health and safety policies. PHIT continues to monitor the guidance from public health agencies and Philadelphia City officials. The safety of all of our patrons, staff, and instructors is a high priority. To that end, all instructors are fully vaccinated.

Since 2005, the comedy classes at Philly Improv Theater have been turning ordinary Philadelphians, from all walks of life, into extraordinary performers, on stage – and off! Whether you’re dreaming of a career in comedy or exploring how comedy can help you in your dream career, classes at the Training Center at Philly Improv Theater are a fun, social way to gain comedic talents that translate to success on life’s many stages!

 

WINNER! BEST OF PHILLY 2019

“BEST CLASS YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU NEEDED” LEARN MORE.

CLASSES

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Improv
Yes, and ...
Create comedy out of thin air as you gain valuable skills in listening, teamwork, and spontaneity.
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Acting
Develop your confidence, focus and stage presence as you learn fundamental performance skills including: voice, body, emotional range, script analysis, character choices
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“There’s quite a diversity in shows and people, which makes the experience all the more fun, real, and inclusive.”

Michael Betterly

“Solid way to meet fun people in the city and to have a great night.”

Emily Moore

“There’s quite a diversity in shows and people, which makes the experience all the more fun, real, and inclusive.”

Michael Betterly

“You don’t have to be pursuing a career in the comedic arts, you just have to enjoy having fun!”

Andrew Whitehead

“I’ve noticed a huge improvement in my confidence and fluidity while speaking at work.”

Brandon Grey

For over 15 years, PHIT has been transforming ordinary people from all walks of life into extraordinary comedians and performers. Our instructors are working performers and experts in improv of all styles, devised theater, acting, story telling, music, cabaret, movement, and digital improv production. They have toured the country, work in Europe, on podcasts, radio, TV, Broadway, and on line. They teach at the university level, train corporate clients, and work with middle and high school performers as well. Using a curriculum developed over 10+ years, classes at PHIT create a fun, welcoming, safe environment for trying something new and sharpening existing skills. It’s no wonder we’ve won Best of Philly and were named one of 20 Best Improv Comedy Schools Around the World by Rant.

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