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.
Laughter is not always the best medicine
All classes will be limited in size. When possible we will be holding classes outside and distanced. When classes move inside, per city regulations, all students will be required to wear a mask. We will only use our large classroom space next to an open garage door. Even when outside our instructors will always be masked and we encourage students to do the same.
Improv 101: Introduction to Scene Play
REGISTER HERE for a 6 week class starting Wednesday, March 24th
REGISTER HERE for an all-day class running Saturday, April 24th
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
REGISTER HERE for a 6 week class starting Wednesday, May 12th
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
Our winter Improv 301 class was just completed. Check back in the Spring year to see our Summer class schedule.
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
Our winter Improv 401 class is currently running. Check back in the Spring year to see our Summer class schedule.
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.
Improv 501: Introduction to Other Long Forms
REGISTER HERE for class starting Wednesday, April 13th
Improv 501 is the introduction to other long-forms is the survey of other structures of long form improvisation. This class will cover advances forms like the La Ronde, Armando, Deconstruction, Follow the Leaver, Close Quarters, Bat, Movie, and Narrative improv.