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Improv (Impro-Theater) Classes in Vienna

American Improv is Austria's first English-language improvisational theater school. Sign up for one of our classes, take an intensive, or join us for one of our weekly improv jams at Aera. Improv helps improve social skills, self-confidence, and well-being. Start your improv journey with us!

Improv Classes: Text

Core Curriculum

Sign up for one of our improv classes in English.

Playground Jam:

Try Improv in a Safe Space

The Playground Jam is the perfect place to try out improvising in a safe space together with supportive people. No experience required! Come and play improv games together with our Main Stage Company, or watch others play as an audience member.

Class times and dates: See oeticket shop

Location: Aera, Gonzagagasse 11, 1010 Vienna

Prerequisites: None

Improv 101: Introductory Improv

Improv 101 is our introductory improv class. Over the course of 6 weeks you will learn the basics of modern American improvisational theater. You will play warm-up games that help build trust and develop group mind. You will improvise short-form sketches that will leave your audience thoroughly entertained and rooting for you. And you will learn how to create engaging scenes with believable characters, telling mesmerizing and hilarious stories, that will make your audience laugh out loud and keep them at the edge of their seats.

Class times and dates: See online store

Location: Ybbsstraße 22/13-14, 1020

Prerequisites: None

Grade: Pass/No pass

Improv 201: Intermediate Improv

Improv 201 is our intermediate improv class. Over the course of 6 weeks you will hone your craft as an improvisational theater actor. You will develop a sharp sense of the game of a scene, and learn how to discover it, play it, and win with the audience. You will learn how to play interesting, and recognizable characters. And you will practice supporting and inspiring your co-stars on stage while developing scenes and stories in exciting and unexpected ways.

Class times and dates: See online store

Location: Ybbsstraße 22/13-14, 1020

Prerequisites: 101

Grade: Pass/No pass

Improv 301: Advanced Improv

Improv 301 is our advanced improv class. Over the course of 6 weeks you will learn how to put on a spectacular improv show. This class explores a variety of short-form and long-form formats, expanding your repertoire with exciting new ways to structure your performance. You will learn how to improvise hour-long plays from nothing but a title. And you will learn how to play short-form in a way that will leave the audience in awe of your comedic genius.

Class times and dates: See online store

Location: Ybbsstraße 22/13-14, 1020

Prerequisites: 201

Grade: Pass/No pass

Conservatory Performance Training

The American Improv Conservatory is comprised of some of Austria's most talented students of improvisational theater. Upon ​successful completion of our core curriculum, interested students may audition to join the Conservatory Performance Training and perform together with other students as part of the American Improv Main Stage Company.

Prerequisites: 301

Improv Classes: Schedule

Workshops

Sign up for one of our workshops in English.

Improv Classes: Schedule

Improv 101 Refresher Workshop

The Improv 101 Refresher Workshop is your chance to strengthen your knowledge and understanding of the material covered in American Improv's introductory improv class Improv 101, make up for up to two missed classes of Improv 101, or try out improvising for the first time. No experience required! All are welcome.

Class times and dates: See online store

Location: Ybbsstraße 22/13-14, 1020

Prerequisites: None

Grade: Pass/No pass

Improv 201 Refresher Workshop

The Improv 201 Refresher Workshop is your chance to strengthen your knowledge and understanding of the material covered in American Improv's intermediate improv class Improv 201, make up for up to two missed classes of Improv 201, or deepen your understanding of Chicago-style Game. Students must have passed 101 to attend.

Class times and dates: See online store

Location: Ybbsstraße 22/13-14, 1020

Prerequisites: 101

Grade: Pass/No pass

Advanced Workshop: Stage Personalities

One of the greatest challenges for any improvisational theater performer is creating memorable, interesting and realistic characters. In this Advanced Workshop on Stage Personalities taught by Peter Graff, you will receive an overview of the scientific state of the art in the modern psychological theory of personality. Based on this knowledge, you will learn how to invent and portray rich, believable characters that the audience will understand, empathize with and root for every time.

Class times and dates: See online store

Location: Ybbsstraße 22/13-14, 1020

Prerequisites: 101

Grade: Pass/No pass

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