About WIT

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Washington Improv Theater is the District's premier destination for longform improv. For 25 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 FY23 annual report to see our impact.


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.”

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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.”

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WIT's Values

All of WIT's decisions and strategic priorities are filtered through our values, which were codified and approved by our Board of Directors in 2022.


WIT's offices are virtual, but we can be reached weekdays from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Office Hours

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 202-642-2867.

MON – FRI 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
SAT & SUN Closed


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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.

Our History

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.

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WIT ensemble Nox! seeks new members. Nox! is especially interested in expanding and diversifying its voices and strongly encourages people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, women, Genderqueer and nonbinary people, and performers of all abilities to audition. Stylistically, we’re looking for cast members who can demonstrate a combination of… Read More

WIT's Queer Variety Cavalcade offers a totally unique platform to celebrate Queer comedy and culture, while addressing threats to the LGBTQ+ community with pride, solidarity, and humor. Co-creators and hosts Bill Nelson (aka Butchie) and Kevin Eggleston (aka Birdie) reflect on the 55th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which coincides with their June 28 performance. Read More

SIGN-UP DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 26 @ 11:59 PM! Read More