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Improv Training and Performance for Youth
AUSTIN’S GO-TO YOUTH PROGRAM FOR IMPROV, SKETCH, ALL AGES SHOWS AND PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES.
Year Round Training and Performance
Our Conservatory Program provides advanced levels of Improv and Sketch Comedy training through weekly classes, school break camps and opportunities for performance. With a Faculty that includes some of Austin’s most beloved Improvisers and Teaching Artists, we are proud to provide youth and families with access to high quality comedy training.
ExAb Fest, our yearly all ages live comedy event, takes place April 22 & 23 in Austin at ColdTowne and Zach Theatres. We are currently accepting submissions from Adult, youth and mixed age Improv troupes, Sketch Acts and Stand Ups. This is a great chance to perform for enthusiastic audiences made up of diverse ages and backgrounds. Read about the festival and apply to perform here!
Join us onsite at ColdTowne Theater for Summer Camps!
Join us onsite at ColdTowne Theater on Sundays for weekly Improv classes.
Excused Absence COmedy Fest
The best Youth Comedy Festival in the Universe is back! That’s right, the next Excused Absence Comedy Festival will take place April 22 and 23, 2023. This year, the festival will feature tons of local and visiting stand up, sketch and Improv acts, workshops, social events and more. Day 1 takes place at Zach Theatre, Day 2 at ColdTowne Theater.
Fast, fun and frequently hilarious, ExAb’s show line up is varied and original, including all ages shows with both adult & youth acts, family friendly shows performed by adult casts adept at playing to both parents & kids, and more!
A One of a Kind Celebration
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