Kids & Teens Programs

Teen Improv Intensive (Ages 13-17)

The Teen Improv Intensive class provides a fun and supportive environment for students to learn the basics of improvisational acting, storytelling and stagecraft.

Help your teen unlock their creative voice, learn to work collaboratively with others and build new friendship.

No previous experience is necessary. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to perform for friends and family at the end of the each series of workshops.

The Teen Improv Intensive class is designed for teens ages 13-17. Classes are held on Saturdays (10:45 am-12:45 pm) at the NCT Training Center at NTC Liberty Station.

Comedy Kids (Ages 9-12)

Unlock your child’s creative potential by enrolling them in Comedy Kids in partnership with The National Comedy Theatre.

In a positive and fun environment, your child will explore the building blocks of improvisational acting techniques to create characters, develop scenes and identify the elements needed to form a story on their feet.

Through gameplay and exercises, your child will learn learn improv tools that will help them develop their listening and communication skills, work collaboratively and gain confidence as a speaker while unlocking their imagination and creativity… All while having a blast.

No previous experience is necessary.  Additionally, students will have the opportunity to perform for friends and family at the end of the each series of workshops.

Comedy Kids Class is designed for kids ages 9-12.  Classes are held on Saturdays (9:00 am–10:30 am) at the NCT Training Center at NTC Liberty Station.

NCT High School League

The National Comedy Theatre High School League is a unique opportunity for High School students in San Diego to learn improv skills and theory, and to put it into practice with regular performances.

NCT uses improv to teach teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership in addition to performance skills, while providing a forum for students to have fun in a wholesome, supportive environment. NCT has been in San Diego since 1999 and is San Diego’s longest running show with over 5000 performances to date.

Using professional improvisers as instructors, the League instructs students using both theory and hands-on experience. Students receive classes on their school campus, as well as attending workshops at the NCT performance space in Mission Hills (near Old Town). With minimal supervision from a faculty advisor, and in coordination with NCT coaches, students choose captains to lead the team, organize regular practices and arrange for performances with other schools.

Performances start in January, with an organized schedule as to which teams play others in the league. In addition, a multi-school tournament will be held at our theatre at the end of the school year.

Even better is the fact that every performance of the NCT High School League acts as a fund-raiser for the school’s own theatre department! You can raise money for the theatre, while performing in hysterical shows at the same time.

If you have any questions, please email us at: highschoolleague@nationalcomedy.com or call us at 619.295.4999