Welcome to The Groundlings School!

The Groundlings School has been one of the leading improv training programs in the country for 40 years.
Classes last 6–12 weeks and are held at the Groundlings Theatre, as well as the Groundlings School across the street. New classes are posted every Monday at 1pm., 4–6 weeks in advance.
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Auditions

Want to take an improv class? Start with a group audition to assess your placement.

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Auditions

Want to take an improv class? Start with a group audition to assess your placement.

Each group audition consists of improv exercises designed to assess your placement in either Improv Workshop A or Basic Improv.

Intro Classes

Intro classes are designed for beginner improv students and are open to anyone!

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Intro Classes

Intro classes are designed for beginner improv students and are open to anyone!

Core Track

The improv track at the heart of The Groundlings School.

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Core Track

The improv track at the heart of The Groundlings School.

Designed for students interested in progressing through The Groundlings School, the Core Track is comprised of Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Improv levels. An audition is required to enroll in Basic Improv.

Lab Track

Go further into sketch comedy after completing the Core Track.

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Lab Track

Go further into sketch comedy after completing the Core Track.

After successfully completing the Core Track, students can develop their sketch writing and performing skills in Writing Lab and Advanced Writing Lab levels, which also include performances.

Specialty

Special classes offered throughout the year. WOWs, Power WOWs, drop-ins, and more!

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Specialty

Special classes offered throughout the year. WOWs, Power WOWs, drop-ins, and more!

Teen Classes

Improv classes for those aged 11–18.

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Teen Classes

Improv classes for those aged 11–18.

Teen classes are divided into two age groups: 11–14 and 15–18. Five-class Teen Workshops and one-day Teen Drop-in classes focus on the fundamentals of short-form improv. Workshop classes culminate in a performance. Teen classes are offered on weekends during the school year, and daily (M–F) over the summer months.