Washington Improv Theater is the District's premier destination for longform improv. For more than 20 years, our mission has been to unleash the creative power of improv in Washington, DC. We engage audiences with performances that exhilarate and inspire. We ignite the spirit of play in Washington with a revolutionary training program. We create a home for improv, connected to the life of the city.
Read our FY21 annual report to see our impact.
Washington Improv Theater stages the most innovative and dynamic longform improv in the Washington, D.C. area. Reaching over 20,000 audience members each year, our audiences keep coming back because WIT shows are consistently entertaining, exciting, and smart. Our performers have gone on to work on Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show.
In addition to shows at Source (in the heart of the 14th St. Corridor), WIT stages performances all over the DC area including Anacostia Arts Center, DC Arts Center, and Takoma Park Auditorium.See Shows
You don’t have to be a “funny person” to take an improv class; you just have to be prepared to have fun. Whether you’re an aspiring performer or just someone who wants two-and-a-half hours of fun every week (alongside exciting, creative classmates), everyone stands something to gain by taking a WIT class. Thousands of Washingtonians have taken our classes, which have been called “the most fun you can legally have.”Take Classes
From small nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies, WIT has helped organizations of all shapes and sizes learn how to build teams, improve communication, and unleash creativity. Our clients routinely tell us that not only are our sessions a ton of fun, but also they are among the most effective professional development options around.
A former client told us: “I’ve heard nothing but compliments by everyone, and that NEVER happens. I mean, NEVER.”Get to Work
The Story of WIT
Since 1986, through many twists and turns, Washington Improv Theater has prospered and evolved ― both organically and by design. This timeline is a mere sketch of the rich and intricate story of WIT.
Located in the vibrant 14th St. corridor in Northwest D.C., Washington Improv Theater is a resident company at Source (1835 14th St. NW). Our office hours are weekdays 10 AM to 6 PM.
Got a question? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions list to see if we’ve already got your answers. If you need to talk to someone, you can call our administrative office at 202-204-7770.
MON – FRI 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
SAT & SUN Closed
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Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policy
It is the goal of Washington Improv Theater to promote an environment for our classes, workshops, rehearsals, performances, and other work that is free of discrimination and harassment. Discrimination and harassment of employees or any other participants in WIT activities is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated.
For January and February only, we're offering a fun-forward virtual improv session at a special rate. Read More
The new grant award will not only fund WIT’s youth programming at the Project Create Arts Center, it will also pay for teaching artists to run classes for adult learners at the venue. Read More
WIT will now require all participants to receive a COVID-19 vaccination booster shot by Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. Read More