Getting Started

Thank you for your interest in the Groundlings School

 

Everything you need to know about getting started can be found right here!

 

THE GROUNDLINGS SCHOOL offers improvisational classes in a structured atmosphere, taught only by teachers trained in the Groundlings program.  Classes last six to twelve weeks, and are held at the Groundlings Theatre and G2, our training facility.  We offer day, evening, and weekend classes.

 

AUDITS: To preserve the integrity of our courses, we do NOT allow auditing. But do not fret! Read on for great alternatives.

 

AGE REQUIREMENTS: The minimum age for students to study at the Groundlings School is 18 years of age (no exceptions). We offer training for students ages 11-18 through our TEEN WORKSHOPS, CLICK HERE for more information.

 


HERE ARE THE BEST WAYS TO GET STARTED IN OUR PROGRAM!

 

Audition for BASIC.  BASIC is the first level in the CORE TRACK of our PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM.

 

OR

 

You can start with IMPROV WORKSHOP A, a beginner’s workshop that is open to anyone.

 

OR

 

You can start with INTRO TO IMPROV,  a one-day beginner’s class that is open to anyone.

 


IMPROV WORKSHOP A vs BASIC

 

IMPROV WORKSHOP A

This class is great for actors who are new to improv or anyone looking to explore the fundamentals of improv in a fun and open environment.  Build self-confidence and develop your creativity!

No audition required.

Price: $295

REGISTER HERE

 

BASIC

Learn the fundamentals of improvisation, improvisational choices and self-confidence through the use of theatre games and exercises. BASIC lays the foundation for the Groundlings style of improv and sketch, which is further built upon in each level of the performance track.

Audition required. 

Price: $510

REGISTER HERE

 

 

WHICH CLASS IS RIGHT FOR ME?

If you have professional acting experience or a history of improv performance, you may be ready to audition for BASIC. The CORE TRACK is designed for professional actors.

 

If you are looking to learn the fundamentals of improv in a more laid-back setting, IMPROV WORKSHOP A may be for you. The WORKSHOP TRACK is designed for non-preofessional actors.

 

If you're not sure where to start & want to see what The Groundlings is all about before taking a course or auditioning, we also offer a one-day class called INTRO TO IMPROV. This three hour workshop introduces students to the fundamentals of improv in an open, welcoming environment, and is offered once or twice a month. We do not allow auditing for any of our courses, so this is a great way to test the waters and see if The Groundlings classes are right for you!


 

WORKSHOP TRACK - BEGINNER CLASSES:

Improv Workshop A - $295

Improv Workshop B - $295

Intro To Sketch - $300

CLICK HERE for more info on Beginner Classes

 

CORE TRACK - PROFESSIONAL IMPROV PROGRAM:

BASIC - $510

INTERMEDIATE - $510

ADVANCED IMPROV - $510

CLICK HERE for more info on the CORE TRACK

 

PERFORMANCE TRACK - LAB SERIES:

LAB l: Writer's Lab
LAB II: Advanced Lab

CLICK HERE for more info on the PERFORMANCE TRACK

 

THE AUDITION

The Groundlings School holds free, group auditions a few times a week throughout the year. Each audition is run by a Groundlings instructor and consists of exercises which are representative of a first day in BASIC. Your performance will be completely improvised; no need to prepare anything, but please do bring a headshot and resume/contact info. If you pass the audition, your results are valid for one year. If you do not pass the audition, you may audition again after a four month waiting period. If necessary, you are allowed to audition for BASIC a maximum of three (3) times. No guests or spectators may sit in on the audition.

 

ADVANCING THROUGH THE CORE TRACK 

At the end of BASIC, students meet privately with their instructor regarding their work.  The instructor will recommend that the student move to the next level (INTERMEDIATE), repeat BASIC or be dismissed from the school.  For more information on the CORE TRACK, CLICK HERE.

 

REGISTRATION

There are two ways to sign up for a class:

 

1)      ONLINE, with credit card.

2)      IN PERSON, with cash, check or credit card.

 

Registration is ongoing and new classes are posted on most Mondays throughout the year.  We recommend checking the school website on a regular basis to keep yourself up to date on the latest class offerings.


A minimum non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $100 (applied to the student's tuition) is required at the time of enrollment. There are multiple options for payment plans, and additional fees may apply. 

 

WE DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS.

 

CLICK HERE to visit the registration page.

 

The School office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

7307 MELROSE AVE

LOS ANGELES, CA 90046

(323) 934-4747 x23

Email: school@groundlings.com


The Groundlings Theatre & School
7307 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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323.934.4747