For improvisers who want a deep dive into ColdTowne’s principles and training methods, we regularly offer intensives lasting a day, a weekend, or a whole week. With more than 12 years’experience helping improvisers hone their craft and realize their potential, we’ve built a national reputation as a professional training center, and our teaching staff includes some of the best teachers in the region.

Weekend Deep Dives

Our Weekend Deep Dives zero in on a single aspect of improv and hit it hard. Over two days and twelve hours of top-notch instruction, you’ll attack an essential improv principle like game, character, or grounded scenework from multiple angles with four of the best teachers in Austin. Perfect for the weekend warrior with no more vacation days. (12 hours of instruction over two days)

The ColdTowne Intensive

Every summer, ColdTowne Theater offers a weeklong intensive exploring our signature approach to scenework. You’ll with a heavy focus on the acting skills – deep listening, honesty, character-driven relationships – that underlie our comedy skills –  straight/absurd dynamics, premises, games, and heightening. We’ll also explore organic forms that encourage fast thinking and unconditional support of our ensemble.

In addition to your rigorous-but-super-fun classes, there’s also a full docket of social outings planned, as well as a specially curated show lineup, so you can get the full ColdTowne experience. All students will receive a free pass to all shows during the intensive. (30 hours of instruction over five days)

Are ColdTowne intensives for me?

Whether you’re relatively new to improv or a grizzled veteran, you’ll walk away with a new perspective on your own improv, new and newly sharpened tools for your toolbelt, and (most importantly) a fun shared experience with other dedicated practitioners. (Different intensives are pitched to different skill levels; if you have questions about whether a specific offering is right for you, email us.)

We’ve built a national reputation for training the best and brightest improvisers in the South. If you don’t live here, our summer intensives provide a great opportunity to hang in Austin, swim in Barton Springs, and level up your improv skills by leaps and bounds.