The kind where you play more than you work.

Improv Classes in St. Augustine

Whether you’re new to town and want to meet like-minded people or are going through a life-changing event, improvisation classes and training can help you get connected and centered through interactive play and be-in-the-moment exercises. Third Space Improv offers classes from beginners to experienced (Levels 1-5). Individuals need to be registered before a class starts—registration closes the day before the first class.

Take your improv to the next level.

Start with Level 1.

Level 1

(No experience needed.)

Throughout this introduction class, students explore the basic concepts of improvisation in a warm, safe and supportive environment. The class is designed to build self-confidence and explore creativity using the fundamentals of improvisation. Designed for both actors and non-actors, it will expose students to:

  • Being and responding in the moment.
  • Accepting and building.
  • Embracing – and using — failure.
  • Co-creating with others.
  • Communicating effectively.
  • Thriving in an unscripted environment.

Students leaving this course will have a working understanding of the basic fundamentals of improvisational theatre as well as an increased appreciation, and comfort, with being on stage without a script.

Level 2

(Prerequisite: Level 1)

Level 2 Improv expands on fundamentals learned in Level 1 Improv in the same warm, safe and supportive environment. Continue building self-confidence and exploring creativity while engaging in a higher level of the “yes, and…” concept. Play short form improv games while also learning the foundations for solid scene work in a co-creative space that highlights reacting in the moment, giving and taking focus, active listening and failing with grace in an unscripted environment – on stage and off.

Class culminates in a student showcase.

Level 3

(Prerequisite: Levels 1 & 2)

Level 3 Improv takes the “yes, and…” concept and directs it to building strong characters, connecting through authentic relationships and developing emotions that heighten scenes. Students will play short form improv games, continue developing scene work and begin sticking their toes into long form improv waters.

Class culminates in a student showcase.


Level 4

(Prerequisite: Levels 1, 2 & 3)

After learning the improv language, how to create characters, and, how to build relationships with that language and those characters, what will students do next? Create great scenes of course! Students will lay a solid foundation for scenework by learning to initiate scenes with purpose, recognize games and patterns, and heighten the action.

Class culminates in a student showcase.

Level 5

(Prerequisite: Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4)

Now that students know how to create solid scenes, it’s time to put those scenes together. Students will learn how to keep the momentum of solid scenework alive by practicing strong initiations, walk ons/offs, edits, callbacks and other tools to keep scenes and characters moving forward – based on only one suggestion.

Class culminates in a graduation show.

Level 6

(Prerequisite: Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5)

After graduation, students can stay together in a Level 6 class. This is a Design-Your-Own-Class (DYOC), meaning students let Third Space know how they’d like to further their studies and the improv journey continues based on that request.

Usually students opt for an in depth long form improv class.

Class culminates in a student show.


Or as we like to say, Playshops. Throw work out, put play in!

Including the signature Yes Mingler – part digital detox, part intentional networking and part community party – Third Space Improv hosts and facilitates activities for people to connect while leaving cell phones at the door. The Improv Mixer is another signature playshop where participants play improv games even if they’ve never ever done so – a not-as-scary-as-it-sounds adventure because Third Space is a safe, supportive place for everyone to play. These playshops are what some have dubbed, “recess for grown-ups!” So, be a kid again and join the playtime!