“It will change your life!” That’s what we hear most often about taking improv classes. You’ll work with the best improvisers in Baltimore. You'll learn to create original, honest, and funny scenes & ideas through games, exercises and performances.
Congratulations: you are ready to start and/or continue your improv journey in earnest! BIG's seven-week class sessions let you dig deeper into the art of improv with talented teachers and our evolving curriculum. Your improv class might just become the best part of your week as you build up your confidence, spontaneity, and communication skills in the midst of supportive and hilarious friends! Best of all, each 7-week class culminates in a live student showcase on the BIG stage, giving you the chance to show off your newfound skills to a crowd of loved ones!
BIG classes are leveled and build off of each other chronologically, getting more challenging (and exciting!) at every new interval. Our core curriculum includes Level 101 (Intro to Improv), Level 201 (Intro to Improv Game), Level 301 (Scene Work), Level 401 (Group Games), and Level 501 (The Harold). New improvisers should start at Level 101 but experienced improvisers may email the Education Director for information about skipping a level or two ahead. Elective courses are also available but may require certain prerequisites for entry.
Read below for more information, including prerequisites, on each specific level. And click the link below each entry to be taken to a booking page.
Diverse Voices Scholarship
BIG has a Diverse Voices Scholarship to encourage participation among members of underrepresented communities by providing financial aid for People of Color*, Senior Citizens, Veterans, Military Members, differently-abled persons, immigrants, and members of the LGBT community.