Classes

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. Students are required to attend at least four of the six classes in order to graduate. 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 adult (16+) 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.

Available Classes

Try out improv for FREE on Wednesday, July 10th! In this 1 hour class, you'll get a sneak peak at our 6-week Improv 101 class starting July 31st. No comedy experience or money required!

 

Improv 101: Introduction to Scene Play

REGISTER HERE for a 6 week class running Wednesdays
starting July 31st

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

The Summer Improv 201 class is currently running.
Check back in late summer for our next 201 class.

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 an all-day class running Saturday
starting July 20th

Improv 301 is an 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

REGISTER HERE for a 6 week class running Thursdays
starting August 1st

Improv 401 is an introduction to the concepts and rules of long-form improvisation. This class will focus on the foundational and widely performed format, The Harold.

Diversity Fellowship

In addition, we believe that everyone, regardless of race, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status should experience the art of improvisation and the many life skills it helps develop in a safe, supportive way. We are actively working to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of our institution and associated programming. Our goal is to open doors, create a bridge, and make improv comedy accessible and inclusive. We firmly believe that unique experiences and points of view are at the core of the art form our artists create and reflective of the audiences and students that we serve. It is because of this goal that Alchemy has created the Diversity Fellowship.