BIG University

“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.

We offer classes for all levels. If you're a beginner or need an advanced specialized program, age is truly just a number! With comedy classes and workshops for adults, kids, and teens available, you will receive excellent training and specific feedback while you have the time of your life!

'One-Off' Workshops

Curious about improv but not ready to take the deep dive into a full class? BIG's one-off, two-hour Intro to Improv Workshops are a great way to get a taste for the art of improv and make some fast, new friends in the process! 


These introductory workshops are designed to give participants an opportunity to experience what a class is like before committing to a full course. Through simple, fun , and supportive exercises, participants will explore basic concepts like playfulness, listening and agreement – all in a safe and comfortable group setting geared specifically toward those who are new to improv.


Space is limited, so please sign up ahead of time to secure your spot. For adults only, ages 18+.

7-Week Class Sessions

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 participant 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. 


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. Click the link below to learn more about our curriculum and sign up for a class that's right for you!

Meet Our Facilitators

Baltimore Improv Group facilitators heavily invest in their own training and stage performance work at The BIG Theater.

In addition, many improv teachers here additionally learned through classes at Upright Citizen’s Brigade in New York City, Chicago's Annoyance and Second City theaters, and the Washington Improv Theater.

Many teach improv and theater in local public schools, at Johns Hopkins University, and beyond.

We offer classes for all levels: if you're a beginner or need an advanced specialized programs. Age is truly just a number with comedy classes and workshops for adults, kids and teens. You will receive excellent training and specific feedback while you have the time of your life!

A.J. McCombs

Kim Scarfe

Jacob Joseph

Maggie Phenicie

Jennifer Withers

Michael Hartwell

Julia Hall

Mike Harris

Justin Brashear

Nate Tyson


Baltimore Improv Group (BIG)

Phone: (888) 745-8393

We offer free admission. Why? We believe improv comedy should be accessible to everyone. Your donations help keep our events free. If you give, you help give back to Baltimore. 

Every penny helps! As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, your donations are tax-deductible.

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The BIG Theater
1727 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Parking: $3 at the lot across the street if you say you are there for the theater.  
​AccessibilityWheelchair ramp access and priority wheelchair space in theater.

© 2020 by Baltimore Improv Group (BIG). Website proudly created by Morgan 'Moe' Griffin |  Last Updated: 8/05/2020

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