The Coalition Theater is Downtown RVA’s Home for Live Comedy Shows, Classes & Other Fun Stuff.

Live Comedy, Every Week.

Tickets available online and at the door.

Doors open half an hour before showtime. All shows are intended for mature audiences, unless otherwise specified.

Learn improv from some of the best instructors in Virginia

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IMPROV 101: Intro to Improv

Townsend Hart

When: Wednesdays, 7 – 9pm for 8 weeks beginning July 6th.

Instructor: Townsend Hart

Cost: $185

Prerequisites: None. No comedy or performance experience necessary.

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Have you always wanted to try improv? Are you looking to use the fundamental lessons of improv to improve other aspects of your life?

If you answered yes to these or any other questions, then our Intro to Improv is for you. In this first level of our training program, you will learn the fundamentals of improv from saying “Yes, and” to listening and being more spontaneous.

Intro to Improv is an eight-week course that is taught in a very supportive, fun environment that allows you to feel comfortable taking risks. All experience levels are welcome!

 

IMPROV 101: Intro to Improv

Ryan Clatterbuck

When: Mondays, 7 – 9pm for 8 weeks beginning July 11th.

Instructor: Ryan Clatterbuck

Cost: $185

Prerequisites: None. No comedy or performance experience necessary.

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Have you always wanted to try improv? Are you looking to use the fundamental lessons of improv to improve other aspects of your life?

If you answered yes to these or any other questions, then our Intro to Improv is for you. In this first level of our training program, you will learn the fundamentals of improv from saying “Yes, and” to listening and being more spontaneous.

Intro to Improv is an eight-week course that is taught in a very supportive, fun environment that allows you to feel comfortable taking risks. All experience levels are welcome!

 

IMPROV 201: Character & Relationships

Zane Adickes

When: Sundays, 7 – 9pm for 8 weeks beginning July 10th.

Instructor: Zane Adickes

Cost: $185

Prerequisites: Intro to Improv
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Good scenes are the bedrock of improv. In our second level, you will strengthen the skills you built in our Intro class and focus on creating sustainable scenes based on strong, deep relationships and honest emotional reactions.

Great if you want to dig deeper into improv or if you need to interact with other humans in your day-to-day life.

 

IMPROV 301: Patterns and Games

Alan Vollmer

When: Mondays, 7pm – 9pm for 8 weeks beginning July 11th.

Instructor: Alan Vollmer

Cost: $185

Prerequisites: 101, 201
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In our third level, we explore creating patterns and discovering games to propel your scenes forward. You’ll get out of your head and into the show by focusing on your team and what they need.

You’ve contracted the improv bug, you may as well accept that you are now beyond the help of medical science.

 

IMPROV 401: Longform

Katie HolcombWhen: Sundays, 7pm – 9pm for 8 weeks beginning July 10th.

Instructor: Katie Holcomb

Cost: $185

Prerequisites: Improv 101, 201 and 301
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In our fourth level, we’ll approach Long Form from the 16-bar blues of improv: The Harold.

Over eight weeks, this survey will strengthen the broad skills you have (two-person scenes, group work, playing from emotion, pattern recognition), and put it all on its feet in a longer, cohesive piece.

Stand-Up 101

Jim ZarlingWhen: Sundays, 1pm – 3pm for 8 weeks beginning July 17th.

Instructor: Jim Zarling

Cost: $185

Prerequisites: None. No comedy or performance experience necessary.
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Over the course of this class, students will work toward writing and performing an original 5-minute stand-up set. Students will begin learning basic concepts of joke writing (premise/set up/punchline). You will look to find premises in your everyday life, then work on honing your material and making it authentic and accessible to audiences.

Later in the session, students will focus on creating, critiquing and workshopping their own material. The class will culminate in a class showcase performance of all-original student sets.

IMPROV 001: Freeview

Freeview

When: Monday, June 27th, 7 – 9pm.

Cost: FREE

Prerequisites: None. No comedy or performance experience (or money) necessary.

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This free, one-time workshop is a preview of what improv class is all about. We’ll walk through some basic concepts, teach you a few exercises and games, and generally have a good time.

Did we mention it’s free?

 

IMPROV 001: Freeview

Freeview

When: Wednesday, June 29th, 7 – 9pm.

Cost: FREE

Prerequisites: None. No comedy or performance experience (or money) necessary.

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This free, one-time workshop is a preview of what improv class is all about. We’ll walk through some basic concepts, teach you a few exercises and games, and generally have a good time.

Did we mention it’s free?

 

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  • 8 W. Broad St, Richmond, VA
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