Jet City Improv has been Seattle’s premiere improvised theater company in Seattle since 1992. Our mission is...
To educate, enlighten, and entertain audiences through the art of improvisation
Each of these three values are sustained in the three branches of our organization: our SHOWS, our CLASSES, and our OUTREACH.
You can see up to 6 fully-improvised shows on our stage every weekend of the year. Over the course of any month, you’ll see a tremendous variety of different styles and forms of improv:
- Our flagship short-form show (Jet City Improv) which is now in its 28th year, which was founded in 1992 by Andrew McMasters and Mike Christensen as Seattle’s own improvised comedy show: more games, more comedy, no points or judges, all teamwork;
- Our live and improvised movie re-dubbing show (Twisted Flicks), now in its 23rd year
- Our improvised plays: feature-length stories with preset themes, costumes, sets, props… everything but a script! Over 100 genre-based shows (such as Claim of Thrones, Lost Folio, Austen Translation, and Britain’s Baking Challenge) have been created on our stage since 2004;
- …as well as more edgy late-night shows (such as Uncle Mike Ruins Christmas, The Nightmare Society, and Periods in History), experimental pieces, festivals, and opening up the stage for guest teams from Seattle’s independent improv scene.
We introduce learning and performing improv to people who have never done it before with our 40-week improv training curriculum (known as the Jet City Improv Academy). Improv classes offer people the chance to meet new friends, get comfortable being in front of groups, and quite possibly have the time of their life! No prior acting, public speaking, or performance experience necessary.
The jewel in our crown is our Outreach program (Improv for Good), in which we provide laughter to kids who need it most, free of charge to the organizations we work with. We offer year-round improv workshops to incarcerated youth and youth experiencing homelessness. Additionally, every summer we perform free shows for children with disabilities and illnesses at over a dozen different camps across the Puget Sound region. These programs are made possible due to our fans’ and supporters’ generous tax-deductible donations. For more information about donating, click here.
Everything that Jet City Improv does - both in our bright yellow theater and out in the community for those in need - could not happen without the support of adventurous theater-goers like you. Thank you for supporting the improv in Seattle.