NEW: On Saturday, August 26, we are hosting some special one-time-only workshops featuring out of town performers. More information here.

The Improv Embassy runs improv and sketch classes in Ottawa for those wanting to learn comedy in a fun, supportive environment. With improv, walking onstage with nothing written down may seem daunting, but it’s a lot easier than it sounds — plus you’ll spend all class laughing! You’ll learn skills that will make you better at public speaking, get you out of your comfort zone and kick-start your creativity.


  • Sign up before August 13 to get our 10% Early Bird discount!
  • Sign up for an intro improv or sketch comedy class with a friend and save $20! Email us for more info.
  • Want to retake a class? You can take a class again and meet a new group of students, all for 50% off the regular class price. Email us for more info.
  • Our Inclusion Scholarship lets students from underrepresented communities and/or those with financial need to apply for subsidized classes. Click here to apply (deadline before the next term is August 28th).

Class policies:

  • Participants should be 18 or older to sign up; interested parties under 18 should have a parent or guardian contact us.
  • Students who miss more than two days of a class may not be eligible to advance to the next level.
  • Refunds: in fairness to others who couldn’t secure spots, full refunds can only be made before the first class. After the first class and before the second you may get a 50% refund. If you register for a class but find your availability changes, you can defer a class till the next term only.

Problems signing up? Sometimes PayPal is buggy. Email us and we’ll save you a spot in the class!

Improv is the funnest hobby I’ve ever had. It pushed me out of my comfort zone and into a state of laughter-filled free-fall that’s honestly addictive. Best decision I ever made.

—Elena P., Researcher

I have taken multiple public speaking workshops and I found the Improv Embassy to be the most helpful and practical. My ability to speak publicly with confidence has dramatically improved.

—Ranna B., Analyst

The staff and the faculty are kind, funny, and clearly love what they do, and it shows in every aspect of the Improv Embassy experience. Not only are the classes affordable, but you get added perks like being able to attend a bunch of their shows and Jams for free, just for being a student. It’s such an awesome way to join a very welcoming and inclusive community in Ottawa.

—Gilbert E., Mental health professional