The Institution Theater

Making the Impossible Happen

Improv classes and off-beat theatre in Austin, TX

The Institution Theater is a fully operational school on Improvisation, Sketch Writing, and Comedic Acting with 8-week programs available for different levels of experience (listed below). In addition, we occasionally offer one-off classes with easier time commitments, taught by special guest instructors and with a more advanced focus of study. There are also the Free Improv Workshops that we host every two months. It’s the best and easiest way to get a taste of what improv and The Institution is all about.

STAND-UP COACHING with Brently Heilbron


The Institution Theater is all about self-expression.

And that’s what you’ll find when you come to take classes with us: a place to let yourself be free and have fun. At The Institution, you’ll re-discover what you’ve always had, creative energy and an abundance of joy. Here, we not only remind you that you CAN have fun, but that it can change your life and the world around you. Professional actor, comedian, or other creative type? This is the place for you to hone your craft and change your perspective. Are you a non-theatrical type interested in broadening your horizons? The Institution Theater will help you think outside of your box, go with the flow, and all other buzz-terms meaning that this is the place for you. Starting on day one, you’ll have more fun than you thought possible.

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    Learn to think on your feet and communicate ideas with an entirely new level of passion and creativity.

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    Hone your presentation skills, build the teamwork within your staff, and pick up new brainstorming techniques.

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    The Institution Theater is the safe-haven where anyone can explore the silly fun inside themselves.