Classes

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 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

Improv 101: Introduction to Scene Play

REGISTER HERE for any of our upcoming intro classes:

  • 6 week class starting Monday, February 27th
  • All-Day class running Saturday, March 18th
  • 6 week class starting Wednesday, April 12th

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

REGISTER HERE for a 6 week class running Wednesdays starting February 22nd

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

Our Winter Improv 301 class is currently running. Check back in the Spring for our next offering.

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

REGISTER HERE for a 6 week class starting Tuesday, February 21st

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.

Sketch 502: Introduction to Comedy Writing

REGISTER HERE for class starting Wednesday, February 22nd

This 6 week elective class focuses on how to write a great sketch comedy show using the skills of improvisation learned in your Improv 101 to 401 classes. You will learn how to spot scenes that would make good sketches and how to refine them as a part of a fully scripted comedy show. No previous sketch experience necessary, but there is a prerequisite of our Improv 401 class.