UCB Improv Workshops

Get a crash course in improv with the upright citizens brigade!


Each three-hour workshop offers a "crash course" in the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre style of long-form improvisational comedy, with focal points that run parallel to the UCB Improv 101 curriculum in NYC. You’ll learn how to adopt and make use of the 'yes-and,' philosophy, learn about playing at the 'top of your intelligence', and about active listening/support as means of creating comedic improvised scenes.

Each workshop has a maximum of 16 participants. If available classes sell out, more may be added.

All workshops will be held in Woolly's Meyer Foundation Classroom with one 15-minute break per session. Sunday sessions will start at 2 PM, and weekday sessions will start at 3 PM. Reserve your spot below:


Pricing & Payment

General Public Fee: $125 per person
DC Local Improv Fee: $75 per person

Instruction fees can be paid in cash, credit, or check. If paying with check, please make the check out to Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and ensure that it has been received and cleared by the business day before your class. A class is considered sold out when 16 students have registered. Being more than 30 minutes late to class will count as an absence, and any absence will not be refunded.

Class transfers can be done for a fee of $10 up to 14 days prior to the start of class. Transfer requests less than 14 days from the start date are subject to a $25 transfer fee. All class transfer requests are subject to availability.

Woolly Mammoth cannot offer refunds. If you have any questions please call 202-393-3939.


What to expect


Participants should expect a decent amount of movement involved in the workshop. Comfortable, loose fitting clothing should be worn and sneakers are recommended.

In order to get the most out of the class, every participant and instructor should be able to work in a safe space. At the discretion of the instructor, should any participant prove to be unruly or disruptive, he or she may be asked to leave the workshop at any time; should a large number of participants prove to be unruly or disruptive, or should the instructor fear for his or her safety or the safety of any of the participants, the instructor can terminate the workshop at any time.