Sun. Oct 15, 2017 12:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
9-13 years old
Price: $200.00
9-13 years old
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Price: $200.00
9-13 years old
Event Description

Sundays Noon – 2:30pm

Welcome to our Comedy Playground! Arcade Academy Kids Comedy Classes offer teens and tweens a weekly exploration of improv comedy basic skills, offered as six 2.5-hour classes ages 9 to 18. Perfect for everyone from the aspiring actor, to the class clown, to the thoughtful observer–Kids Comedy Classes are open to all personalities and experience levels! Improvisation isn’t just for future comedians. Kids will gain confidence in navigating challenges, public speaking, critical thinking, and working as a team, all while laughing and playing fun improv games (similar to those seen on TV’s Whose Line Is It Anyway?)

Students will learn the basics of ensemble work, storytelling and agreement, which is best exemplified by the “yes, and” principle of improv comedy.  All exercises used during this class are designed to further your child’s ability to feel comfortable on stage, enhance their social awareness and creative thinking, and give them a boost in their confidence, all while having lots of fun!  Students with previous stage experience will receive more detailed feedback and instruction to hone their skills.  The class will culminate in a show for family and friends on the Arcade stage to show off what they’ve learned and accomplished. No prior improv experience is required.


Teacher: Alistair Spatz
6 weeks
Class Size: Maximum 12 kids
Class show: November 19

Pick Up/ Drop Off
All classes will take place at Arcade Comedy Theater at 943 Liberty Ave. An attendant at the main box office will be there to sign your teen in and out of each class. All students must be picked up by a parent or legal guardian. If your teen is going to be signed out by someone other than their parent/legal guardian (babysitters, nannies, carpools etc) please provide their full names and addresses in an email to the instructor. They will be asked to provide valid ID matching the information provided via email/handwritten note from the teen's parent/ legal guardian. In the case of high school-aged students, they may provide their own transportation, sign themselves in and out of class with permission given by parent/ legal guardian.

An Emergency Information Contact Form and other important safety information will be emailed to parents prior to the workshop. Any questions in advance of signing up can be sent to *Proof of Pennsylvania child abuse clearances and Act 114 criminal history clearances for instructors and teaching assistants available upon request.  

This class is handicap accessible. Registration is NON-REFUNDABLE. 

Any questions about classes, registration, internships, or prerequisites can be sent to the Arcade Academy Director of Education, Kristy Nolen (

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Old Arcade Comedy Theater 811 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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