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About Us

The Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) mission is to create BIG connections within broad communities, teaching people of all ages and backgrounds to improvise their way out of challenging circumstances and embrace the unknown with courage and comedy.


By offering classes, workshops, and shows every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, we're here to help Baltimore love what we love: Improv!


At BIG, we promote the values of:

  • Yes And

  • Make Others Look Like Geniuses

  • A Group is Greater Than the Sum of it's Parts 

  • Diversity & Inclusion

The Baltimore Improv Group was established by Mike Subelsky in 2004 to spread the joy of improv comedy. In the years since, BIG has grown to over 100 performers, taught thousands of kids and adults how to improvise, produced thousands of live shows and entertained tens of thousands of attendees. 

The BIG Theater

The BIG Theater serves as the region's leading non-profit improv comedy theater.  Located at 1727 N. Charles St. in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District, the theater opened in 2017 and offers 3,000 square feet of space for live comedy shows, classes and workshops for adults, kids and teens. The theatre is also equipped with several classrooms, a library, and a podcast studio. BIG's live theater shows include improv comedy, stand-up, sketch, storytelling, and other local Maryland improv shows.

Parking: $3 at the garage across the street. Just say you're going to BIG!

Accessibility: BIG is wheelchair ramp accessible.


“BIG has been a fantastic addition to the Station North community. Since they have arrived, there has been a noticeable increase in people visiting the area, which has helped support all of the surrounding businesses. There is also a greater sense of safety and security having an increased population. The staff and performers are wonderful, as well as a very talented group of people and we LOVE having them as our next-door neighbor.”

Ann Costlow - Owner, Sofi's Crepes

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