Discover a new sense of freedom and play. Meet other fun and interesting people. Get away from the grind of the scripted city. Taking a class at Washington Improv Theater is the perfect way to unleash your creativity and learn more about yourself.

Looking to gain a social or creative outlet? Want to infuse more fun in your day-to-day and gain experience talking and thinking on your feet? Whether they strive to master a craft and get on stage or just cut loose for a couple of hours each week, Washingtonians from all walks of life take our life-changing classes.

Find out what one of WIT’s improv classes can do for you by taking a look at our class offerings below for more information, or take a look at our frequently asked questions page. If your questions aren’t answered there, drop us an email. Looking for more info about corporate classes and trainings for your organization? Visit the WIT@Work page to learn more or email us. Interested in how to apply improv principles to your workplace? Visit our Improv for Business Sampler page to learn more.

Our training program is dedicated to surveying the breadth of improv craft and providing a transformative experience that empowers students to explore improv at whatever level of mastery to which they aspire. Read more about the nitty gritty of the program by checking out our program philosophy and values.

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What our students say

Gave me the ability to dig in and think creatively.”

The most fun you can legally have.”

An excellent opportunity to check your title and circumstance in life at the door, let loose, learn what it is to be invested in the success and confidence of those around you. Fly that freak flag tall and proud.”

You make instant friends and push yourself in ways that you might not initially believe possible.”

Is improv as fun as it looks? Yes it is! Washington Improv Theater’s free Improv For All! workshops are high-fun, low-stress classes designed to show you the basics of how improvisers create spontaneous, off-the-cuff theater.

Improv is an amazing way to help people connect with each other and have a reignite their sense of play. And we think Washington needs that pretty seriously. So join in on the fun – we run free workshops every month of the year. These workshops are free but registration is required. They tend to fully enroll.

Whether you are thinking about signing up for one of our eight-week courses, interested in exploring the ideas of improv, or just looking for one night of silly, get-out-of-your-head play, our free workshops are accessible to anyone and everyone.

You don’t need theater experience. You don’t need to be a “funny person.” Just come in ready to have a good time.

An amazing way to meet people and get creative in unexpected and inspiring ways.”

Q: Do you have questions?

A: Because we have answers. Check out our Class Policies page for answers about attendance, payment, and how to rock your first class.

Class Policies

Click here for detailed descriptions of our class offerings. To see the calendar for our FREE workshops click here.

Our passionate and supportive teachers care for and inspire thousands of budding improvisers every year. Trust them. They know what they’re doing.


All of our classes are taught by our experienced, thoughtful faculty who are experts at shepherding you to your improv goal. Not only are they skilled facilitators, many of our teachers are members of WIT’s acclaimed company ensembles or Harold Teams.

All of our teachers have either gone through WIT’s class program or have commensurate teaching experience at other improv institutions.

Take a look at some more information about our teachers on our People page.

WIT has some of the best teachers in the District, including when compared to places like Studio Theatre. Each class is structured with an objective and the teachers are earnest and invested.”