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
While COVID-19 still remains a risk, Alchemy is taking precautions to ensure the safety of our students and faculty. We have prioritized single day classes. All classes will be limited in size. When possible we will be holding classes outside and distanced. Even when outside our instructors will always be masked and we encourage students to do the same. When classes move inside, per city regulations, all students will be required to wear a mask.

Available Classes

Improv 101: Introduction to Scene Play

REGISTER HERE for all-day intensive class on Saturday, November 21st

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 three week class running Tuesdays and Thursdays starting December 1st

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 six week class running Tuesdays starting January 5th

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 higher level classes have been put on hold during quarantine. Check back this Winter for our next session.

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.