Press Release
Groundlings 5th Annual Open House

The Groundlings School Invites You to Enjoy a Day of Improv and Community Fun

$10 Improv Class Registration Opens January 27th 

WHAT: Back by popular demand, The Groundlings are proud to present their 5th Annual Open House - the perfect chance for potential new students to see firsthand what The Groundlings School is all about and enjoy a day of fun, food and community!

This year’s $10.00 improv classes will run at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 

3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. with fun themes such as “Beginner’s Party,” “Character 101,” “Finding Your POV,” and more. Attendees are invited to take as many classes as they wish! Classes will be taught by Groundlings instructors, including Navaris Darson, Julian Gant, Phyllis Katz and Guy Stevenson. 

At 1:00 p.m., the “recess” festivities will take place in the School parking lot where attendees can expect free beverages and beer from Ninkasi (21+), food trucks, giveaways, music and more!

Later in the afternoon, attendees will have a chance to catch free shows at 2:00 p.m. (“Groundlings Student Show”), 3:00 p.m. (“Diversity Jam”) and 4:00 p.m. (“Sunday Company Improv”). Seating for shows is available on a first-come, first served basis. 

WHEN: Saturday, February 15th from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

TICKETS: Shows are free and open to the public. Improv classes are $10.00. Registration for classes will open on Monday, January 27th at

WHERE: The Groundlings School (across the street from The Groundlings Theatre)

7280 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90046


MORE: The Groundlings Theatre is an improvisation and sketch comedy theatre that has been entertaining LA audiences since 1974.  They are a non-profit organization founded by Gary Austin. The Groundlings School has been the foremost comedy training ground in Hollywood and the springboard for countless careers including comic geniuses from film and television such as Melissa McCarthy, Taran Killam, Jennifer Coolidge, Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer, Kathy Griffin, Cheryl Hines, Chris Kattan, Lisa Kudrow, Jon Lovitz, Paul Reubens, Maya Rudolph, Mindy Sterling and Kristen Wiig, among others.  You can see catch Groundlings and recent alumni on TV shows and films such as Saturday Night Live (Heidi Gardner, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman), The Righteous Gemstones (Edi Patterson & Tony Cavalero), Community (Jim Rash), Man with a Plan (Matt Cook), A.P. Bio (Lyric Lewis), Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (Andrew Leeds), Florida Girls (Patty Guggenheim), The Last O.G. (Ryan Gaul), Brittany Runs a Marathon (Jillian Bell & Michaela Watkins), and soon in upcoming films like Lazy Susan (Kiel Kennedy) and Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar (Ariane Price, alongside alumni Kristen Wiig, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Karen Maruyama, and Michael Hitchcock)