Atlas Improv's philosophy emphasizes character-based storytelling, and, through our classes, we pass it on to our students. Besides being fun, comprehensive, diverse, and dynamic, our classes also build confidence, teamwork, leadership, and decision-making skills. Email or call (608) 216-5533 today for more information.

Free Workshop

Just want to dip your toes in the gentle waters of improv?

Get a sampling at our monthly free workshop, Happy Hour Improv! Laugh, play games, and feel the freedom of a blank canvas. It's open to everyone, so bring a friend and join us for some fun! After we wrap up the improv, feel free to join us as we grab a drink down the street.

This workshop is usually held at our 609 E Washington location on the first Thursday of each month from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Like us on Facebook to be kept up-to-date with any scheduling changes or email for more information.

Spring Class Information

We will be offering 10-week improv classes beginning the beginning the week of February 12.

Classes go on sale at Monday, January 8 at noon on our Online Store.
All classes cost $200 per student. Discounts are available for those with an active student ID, educators, active military/veterans, and others upon request.

Our class offerings this semester will be as follows:
  • Mondays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Atlas Improv Core. Starts 2/12
  • Tuesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Advanced Short-form Improv. Starts 2/13
  • Wednesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Long-form Narrative Improv. Starts 2/14
  • Saturdays 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Atlas Improv Core. Starts 2/17

We at Atlas also recognize that there is still ongoing active transmission of COVID-19 and variants in the area, which continues to pose a risk to vulnerable populations. In order to enroll in classes for this semester, we will be requiring all students to show proof of up-to-date COVID vaccination at or before the time of their first class session.

If you have any questions about our upcoming classes, please contact

Company Auditions

Think you've got a natural talent for performance? Are you quick on your feet and like to make things up as you go? If so, you're in luck: Atlas Improv is holding open call auditions!

Auditions will be held Saturday, September 9 and Sunday September 10 from 1-3pm each day. You need only attend one of the two sessions, no need to bring a headshot or resume. All we ask is that you come dressed to move and prepared to play (close-toed shoes please). No experience required, all are welcome to apply.

General Information

Email or call (608) 216-5533 to register. We can take your registration over the phone with a credit card or in person at our shows. You may also mail us a check at 609 E Washington Ave, Madison, Wisconsin 53703. Payment is non-refundable and must be received to guarantee a spot in the class. Registration is processed on a first come, first served basis, as class sizes are limited.

All classes meet at the 609 E Washington Avenue.

What Our Students Say

"I took the level I because I wanted to improve in something that scared me. I took level II because level I was so much fun."

"Each week we built on previous lessons. I had fun every week, felt challenged each class, and learned something new each week."

"The instructors were nothing but helpful and encouraging."

"It was great! I still can't believe I did it. I remember seeing an improv show a couple of years ago for the first time, feeling nervous FOR the performers."

"I took improv because I wanted to keep my mind sharp. Stay on my toes! Specific goals were to develop characters and try out different personalities."