Upcoming Shows:


Improv 101:

About the Class: This is an 8-week long class that will teach the fundamentals of long-form Improv Comedy. Topics covered include agreement with a scene partner, character creation, listening as a character and an actor, and exploring the worlds created in scenes. The class ends with a graduation show where the students can show their friends and family the skills learned. This class runs Sundays from 1 pm-3 pm on the dates 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 9/8, and 9/15. Due to Labor Day Weekend, 9/1 will be no class! The Class Show will be on Saturday 9/21 at 5 pm!
About the teacher: Mike Andrews is a member of two current LIP house teams, Mike is also a member of the Lancaster Touring Company. In 2022, Mike completed the SAK Comedy Lab class curriculum at the Orlando, FL theatre where Wayne Brady got his start. As a founding member of multiple independent improv teams, Mike enjoys sharing the joy of improv comedy with new audiences and students of the craft


Improv 301:

About the Class: This is an 8-week-long class where students learn more advanced skills to use in their improv scenes! This is accomplished while learning how to do “The Harold”, which is an improv form best suited to teach these skills! Completing LIP’s Improv 201 is a requirement for taking this class. If you have not completed LIP 201, but have other Improv education or experience, please get in touch with our Artistic Director for approval to take the class without the 201 prerequisite. You can contact Austin Rittle, the teacher of the class and the Artistic Director of Lancaster Improv Players, via email: [email protected]. Upon completing the eight weeks of class, the students will have a class show, which is currently scheduled for Saturday, September 14th at 5 pm! This class runs for Eight Weeks on Tuesday nights for the following dates: 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, 9/3, and 9/10 from 7 pm-10 pm. Early sign-up discount of $50 runs until end of day 6/25!

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About Us

Lancaster Improv Players (LIP), founded in 2015, has performed throughout Pennsylvania.

LIP became an independent nonprofit organization in 2019. 

We opened up our first improv theater at 10 S. Prince Street in August 2019.

In May 2020, we moved nearby to our present location at 16 S Prince Street in Downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

LIP teams perform on our stage weekly.

We offer an entertaining mix of long- and short-form, crafting an unforgettable experience for the audience!

LIP PerformersGiving Back

Lancaster Improv Players gives back in many ways, find out more:

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Support Us

Lancaster Improv Players is a 501(c)3 nonprofit formed in Pennsylvania. We are based out of our theater in Lancaster, PA. Please consider donating to support our work

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Lancaster Improv Players has shows going 3 weekends a month and we want to see you! The best way to stay on top of what’s coming up, be it shows, classes, or our Touring Company’s appearances is via our mailing list, sign up below to keep in touch.

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