The Alchemy Comedy Theater is committed to teaching the art of improv comedy throughout the Greenville area. Whether you are interested in performing and joining our company, or simply working on communication and collaboration in the real world, these comedy classes are for you.

Unless otherwise noted, each class runs once a week, for six weeks from 6:30-9:00pm. Students are required to attend at least four of the six classes in order to graduate. Each class is a prerequisite for the next level, however there is no comedy or theater experience necessary to take Improv 101. Students get free admission to Alchemy Comedy shows while they are enrolled in a class.

All adult (16+) classes are taught at our training center (400 Birnie St), not the theater. Click on the course you would like to take to purchase online or you can call at 864-256-1467 if you have any questions.

Available Classes

Not sure? Try our 1-hour summer "Freeview workshop" on Wednesday, July 12th!

Improv 101: Introduction to Scene Play

REGISTER HERE for a 6 week class running Wednesdays starting August 2nd

Improv 101 is an introduction to improvising a scene. This class will focus on the fundamentals of agreement, support, relationship, character, environment, and boldness.

Improv 201: Introduction to Scene Patterns

Our summer Improv 201 class is currently running. Check back later this summer for our Fall dates.

Improv 201 is an introduction to the patterns that make up a scene. This class will focus on the fundamentals of scene pattern recognition, creation, and heightening.

Improv 301: Introduction to Scene Games

REGISTER HERE for an all-day class on either Saturday, July 8th or 15th

Improv 301 is an introduction to the concepts and rules of improv games. This class will focus on building a unique and interesting scene within an established short-form game.

Improv 401: Introduction to Long Form (Wednesdays)

REGISTER HERE for a 6 week class running Wednesdays
starting June 14th

Improv 401 is an introduction to the concepts and rules of long form improvisation. This class will focus on the foundational and widely performed format, The Harold.

Youth Improv at RMSC

Do you love to make people laugh? This camp is an introduction to improvising a comedy scene focusing on fundamentals of agreement, relationship, character, and environment. Showcase your new skills with a performance for family and friends on the final day of class. Instructor Harrison Brookie is a trained educator who teaches high school history and improvisation, and is currently the Executive Producer of the Alchemy Comedy Theater here in Greenville. No previous theater or improv experience required.

Dates: June 19th - 23rd
Times: 9:00am - 12noon
Completed Grades: Ages 12 and up

This class is run through the Roper Mountain Science Center's Summer Camp program. You can register here.