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 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Like us on Facebook to be kept up-to-date with any scheduling changes or email for more information.

Class Information

We here at Atlas Improv are excited to announce our Spring 2023 class semester! This 10-week semester will begin the week of February 13 and will conclude with a class show in early May. All classes will cost $200 per student with discounts for those with an active student ID, educators, active military/veterans, and others upon request.

Classes will go on sale to the general public at noon on December 9 which will be available on our Square Online Storefront. We will be offering the following courses this semester:

  • Improv Core - Mondays 7:00-9:00pm
  • Advanced Short-form - Tuesdays 7:00-9:00pm
  • Long-form Narrative - Wednesdays 7:00-9:00pm
  • Improv Core - Saturdays 1:00-3:00pm

We at Atlas also recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic is still not over. With this in mind, we will still be taking precautions to ensure the safety of our students and staff. 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

Atlas will be holding open call auditions on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 from 1-3pm. You only need to come one of the two days and no acting resume or headshots will be needed.

Auditioners will be asked to provide proof of up-to-date COVID vaccination. If you have any questions about these auditions or the Atlas audition process, please reach out to

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."