Saturdays 10:30am-12:30pm

Taught by Gary Best

General improvisational theory and technique, TheatreSports™ games, and other formats and aspects of improv theatre are covered. It’s a great way to meet people and have fun! Any experience level is welcome. No registration required; just drop by!

$10.00 per session or $50.00 for 6 sessions. First session is FREE!

Recommended ages: 17 and up.

Classes are ongoing — just drop by.


Ventura Improv Company

34 North Palm Street at Main, Downtown Ventura



There is metered street parking in the area around the theatre — metered street parking is in effect until 9pm every night. There are nearby lots that offer free parking, but may have time limits. MORE INFO

About the Instructor

Gary BestGary Best (Co-Creative Director) is a founding member of Ventura Area TheatreSports (now Ventura Improv Company). After spending his youth on a hog farm in Central Illinois, Gary moved to Ventura in 1979 and soon attended his first improv workshop (directed by co-founder Tom Mueller) because, “it looked really scary.” Equally fond of acting with or without a script, he has performed in over fifty theatre productions all over Southern California. Gary enjoys creating in many different forms including songwriting, painting, and writing. He runs his own painting contracting business and is a volunteer for the Caregivers of Ventura. “Improv is great because it’s one of the few arts where the audience gets to witness the act of creation.”