More fun. More joy. Guaranteed!

Finest City Improv is full of fun people who bring more laughter and joy into each other’s lives. We believe that community comes first. That’s why our students say we are the most fun, passionate, and supportive improv theatre and school in San Diego!


Come out of your shell and have more fun.

After having to act like an adult all day, its refreshing to come to class and be able to open up and "play" like I did as a child. I would recommend improv classes at Finest City to anyone that simply wants to come out of their shell and have more fun in their lives!

Elwin Warsh

improv classes for beginners
2016-01-08T15:59:14+00:00

Elwin Warsh

After having to act like an adult all day, its refreshing to come to class and be able to open up and "play" like I did as a child. I would recommend improv classes at Finest City to anyone that simply wants to come out of their shell and have more fun in their lives!

Life-changing experience that I’ll never forget.

Level 1 was like flipping a switch in my brain that had been off since I was a child. You could very quickly see yourself growing in awareness, confidence, and playfulness. The other cool thing is that you get to see your classmates' growth right alongside you. It was one of those few precious life-changing experiences that I'll never forget.

Jon Fink

improv classes for beginners
2016-01-08T15:57:55+00:00

Jon Fink

Level 1 was like flipping a switch in my brain that had been off since I was a child. You could very quickly see yourself growing in awareness, confidence, and playfulness. The other cool thing is that you get to see your classmates' growth right alongside you. It was one of those few precious life-changing experiences that I'll never forget.

One of the best decisions I’ve ever made

I was going through a divorce and realized that I could look at this as an opportunity to make a huge change to bettering myself and my life... Love, joy, friends, fun, teamwork,  self-improvement, community, wild opportunities...all because of improv!

Amy Nicole

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2014-08-26T11:23:38+00:00

Amy Nicole

My life was changing, and improv helped me find self improvement, fun, and a family.

Extremely supportive teachers!

I started taking classes from Finest City and I've been in love with improv ever since! The teachers at FCI are extremely supportive, creating a classroom environment where there's never a wrong answer!

Lauren Rice

improv classes for beginners
2014-08-10T18:42:48+00:00

Lauren Rice

The teachers at FCI are extremely supportive, creating a classroom environment where there's never a wrong answer!

I Needed Play…

My life was good, my days were interesting, but had gotten somewhat boring. I needed more play, more laughter, and more cool people to hang out with. Finest City Improv classes and shows rescued me from a life of quiet desperation.

--Luci Dumas

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2017-06-19T11:04:25+00:00

--Luci Dumas

My life was good, my days were interesting, but had gotten somewhat boring. I needed more play, more laughter, and more cool people to hang out with. Finest City Improv classes and shows rescued me from a life of quiet desperation.

Feels like home.

Finest City Improv will feel so much like home that you'll want to come here every single day of your life! What I found was THE BEST possible experience you can have in San Diego and I would recommend taking a class no matter who you are and what you do.

Mark L.

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2016-02-05T12:26:06+00:00

Mark L.

Finest City fosters a chill, non-judgmental environment where you can truly have the most fun you have ever had and laugh hardest you've ever laughed.

What we learn in Improv carries over into real life, too.

I didn't know what to think about it after my first few classes, but I'm really liking it, and seeing how it improves my confidence.
Besides making new friends and having fun, I'm also learning how to stretch my comfort zone, think on my feet, stay present, and build relationships.

--Tommie Mooney

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2017-06-19T11:11:31+00:00

--Tommie Mooney

I didn't know what to think about it after my first few classes, but I'm really liking it, and seeing how it improves my confidence. Besides making new friends and having fun, I'm also learning how to stretch my comfort zone, think on my feet, stay present, and build relationships.

We all became friends

It has been a joy to take your level 1 improv class! Thank you for teaching such a kick-ass improv class! It was a ton of fun and I really enjoyed it and I was amazed at how quickly we all became friends. FCI has what I have found to be essential to any art form - a performance space, great teachers, and a positive community.

Daniel Steinman

improv classes for beginners
2014-10-13T11:39:56+00:00

Daniel Steinman

It has been a joy to take your level 1 improv class! Thank you for teaching such a kick-ass improv class! It was a ton of fun and I really enjoyed it. What a friendly, positive community the FCI crew have put together. I was amazed at how quickly we all became friends!


You don’t have to be funny!

We have lawyers, doctors, homemakers, actors, college students, and everyone in between, learn with us because they’re seeking a chance to find like minded individuals looking to find joy and humor in their everyday lives.

In the course of 7 weeks you will be playing games, creating characters, learning about your classmates, and building a community of friends that become like family! Guided by our experienced teachers, you will become more confident speaking in front of a group, presenting your ideas clearly, and finding the humor in everyday situations. Improv is truly a life changing art. 

Nervous about getting started?  Check out this article by Kat Brown, master Level 1 teacher and Director of Community, “5 Things About Your First Day of Improv Class“.

Plus, as a student you enjoy FREE admission to the theatre, which is a great place to see shows, grab a drink or snack, and catch up with your new improv friends. I hope you will join our awesome community!

Benefits of Improv

Fun and Laugther
does this thing go to eleven?!
More confidence
Less anxiety, more courage!
Improved Communications Skills
Be a better communicator
More spontaniety
Think on your feet and go with the flow!
Creativity
Lots of inspiration and a little perspiration

3 ways to get started


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Free Class

Want to know what improv class is like? Join us for a FREE 2-hour class! No cost. No obligation. Just 2 hours of fun!

Offered twice a month.


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Level 1 Class

Don’t delay! Register for Introduction to Improv today! It’s a 7-week class meeting 2-hours per week.

Classes start every 2 months and they fill up quickly!


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Get more info

Stop by and meet the crew! We have shows every Thursday through Sunday night and we’d love to meet you and answer any questions you have. Or, call us mon-fri 9-6 at (619) 306-6047.

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