The Alchemy Comedy Theater is committed to teaching the art of improv comedy throughout the Greenville area. Whether you are interested in performing and joining our company, or simply working on communication and collaboration in the real world, these comedy classes are for you.
Unless otherwise noted, each class runs once a week, for six weeks from 6:30-9:00pm. Each class is a prerequisite for the next level, however there is no comedy or theater experience necessary to take Improv 101. Students get free admission to Alchemy Comedy shows while they are enrolled in a class.
All classes are taught at our training center (400 Birnie St), not the theater. Click on the course you would like to take to purchase online or you can call at (864) 256-1467 if you have any questions.
Improv 101: Introduction to Scene Play
REGISTER HERE for class starting Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
Improv 101 is an introduction to improvising a scene. This class will focus on the fundamentals of agreement, support, relationship, character, environment, and boldness.
Improv 201: Introduction to Scene Patterns
Our first winter Improv 201 class is currently running. Check back in 2020 for our next session.
Improv 201 is an introduction to the patterns that make up a scene. This class will focus on the fundamentals of scene pattern recognition, creation, and heightening.
Improv 301: Introduction to Scene Games
REGISTER HERE for class starting Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
Improv 301 is the introduction to the concepts and rules of improv games. This class will focus on building a unique and interesting scene within an established short-form game.
Improv 401: Introduction to Long Form, Harold
REGISTER HERE for class starting Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
Improv 401 is the introduction to the concepts and rules of long form improvisation. This class will focus on the foundational and widely performed format, The Harold.
Students will be eligible for company auditions at the completion of this class.
Improv 601: Advanced Scenework
REGISTER HERE for class starting Sunday, January 5th, 2020
Once a year the current Artistic Director runs this advanced class as the final class in our improv curriculum. It has open registration, but will only accept 6 veteran players. Registration will close one week before and those 6 who are accepted will be contacted the week before the class. Anyone who registers, but is not accepted into this class, will have their money refunded.