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ComedyVacation at ImprovBoston (Summer)

Summer ComedyVacation Overview

See “Current Youth Classes” for ComedyClinic options (dates) and to register online.

 

A week of inspired creativity, confidence, connection...and comedy

 
Over 5 laugh-packed days, artists ages 8-17 explore the world of comedy with the experts at ImprovBoston. We dive into the foundation of improvisation and the fundamentals of standup. We delve into daily electives like storytelling, sketch, clowning and comedy writing for social media. All our exploration is rooted in Support, Trust, Risk-Taking, Confidence and Fun (ImprovBoston’s 5 Pillars). With three sections (ages 8-10, 11-13 and 14-17), we tailor our week-long journey to the age, creative development and comedic sensibilities of each artist. The week builds to a celebratory showcase of improv and standup in our main theater with lighting, live music, and of course an audience filled with friends and family. 
 
No performance experience? No problem!  We offer an exciting array of expertly crafted theater games, improvisational exercises, ensemble-building activities, formats for personal creative expression and performance opportunities that support our artists who are new to the stage. Our staff creates a welcoming, inclusive and confidence-boosting experience. As a nonprofit arts organization with over 35 years of supporting the community through laughter, we believe in the power of comedy to change lives. 
 
Tons of performance experience? Bring it! ImprovBoston’s staff are comedy industry professionals. We are focused on helping our returning and veteran comedians step out of their comfort zones and step into a world of challenging new techniques. In addition to collaborating with our entire team of ComedyClinic instructors on improvisation and standup, each young artist picks an elective from our ever-changing daily offerings. The freedom of choice allows even our most experienced returning performers to follow what inspires them most, learn new skills and hone their comedic voice.
 
Join us for a week of laughing and learning, for new friendships, inspiration and over-the-top fun at New England’s most established comedy theater. 
 
Rates & Details

See “Current Youth Classes” for ComedyClinic options (dates) and to register online.

Groups By Age: Our programs break down into three age groups: 8-10, 11-13 and 14-17.  Students must meet the minimum age by the first day of the session in order to register for that age group.

Experience: While certainly welcome, no previous comedy or theater experience required for any of our youth or teen programs.

When: Each session runs Monday-Friday from 10AM - 3PM at our theater complex in Central Square. See below for week-by-week options.

The Show: Each week-long session concludes with a show that Friday at 2PM.

Multiple Sessions: Many of our students attend for several sessions (or more!). The beauty of improvisation is that it’s never the same twice. Returning students will build on existing skills and challenge themselves with the guidance of our comedy professionals. Each week offers new opportunities for friends, personal growth and laughter.

Lunch: Lunch and snacks not provided. Out of consideration for any of our participants with nut allergies, please pack a nut-free lunch and snack with your child(ren).

Extended Day Options:  We offer Extended Day Care from 9AM – 10AM and 3PM – 4PM. With the supervision of ImprovBoston staff, students enjoy a variety of non-improv activities such as board games, drawing, group games, etc. Simply select the option when you register.

Cost: Tuition is $325 for our one-week programs.

New "Sibling Rate"! When at least 2 students register TOGETHER for the same week, you save $25 per child! (NOTE: Rate can apply to siblings or friends but registration and payment must come from one buyer for the discounted rate.)

Financial assistance may be available. High School students with improv experience may also apply for our youth internship program. Email comedyschool@improvboston.com for more information.

See “Current Youth Classes” for upcoming session dates and to register online.