Excused Absence is Austin’s go-to youth program for comedy training, all ages shows and performance opportunities.

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ExAb offers the best comedy training for youth in Central Texas. Our commitment to providing performance and production opportunities sets us apart from other performing arts organizations and provides a “See it. Learn it.” Do it.” approach.

Summer Break Camps

Summer Camps are weeklong dives into improv comedy that culminate in a show for friends and family. A great introduction or an opportunity to dive in a little deeper. Click here for details.

Weekly All Ages Shows


ExAb produces two weekly shows year round at ColdTowne Theater. What’s the Story Steve, our interactive, improvised show for young audiences, is at 10 am on Saturday mornings. Excused Absence Nights, Sundays at 5 pm, features different youth and adult troupes each week and ends in an improv jam that invites audience members to take part!

Touring Events


Bring Improv workshops and performances directly to your school, library or organization with our Move Your Tale touring company. Learn More Here.