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SINCE 2000

Libertyville & Highland Park!

The Most Comprehensive Performing Arts and Comedy Training Center in the heart of Lake County, just north of Chicago.

Improv Playhouse is also your home for Live Performances, Theater for Young Audiences,

Team Building events, and Party Rentals!

Live Entertainment!

735 North Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville

Our Next Comedy Performances:

Saturday, October 25

7:30 (family friendly) and 9:00 (Mature Audiences)


For Tickets Give us a Call: 847-968-4529

$12 Adults   $8 Students  $5 Current IP Students

Group Rates Available   Call the Box Office 

"They're more than a team, they're a village..."/ "BS is a team of stupid humans making other stupid humans laugh!" / "An hysterically fun group of improvisers that live to smurf, not smurf to live...."

Theatre for Young Audiences!

Schools, Libraries, Daycares, and Park Districts are talking about the incredible work TYA is doing to engage students of all ages in literature. This year's MINI MASTERPIECES connects with many middle and high school student's reading lists, and THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK is a must-see. Click HERE for more information about booking a performance for your group.

Click HERE to donate to our Community Outreach Program.

Classes and Productions for all Ages!

Registration now open for Youth Winter Session

Whether you're interested in classes for adults or children, Improv Playhouse is the place. Improv classes, musical theatre productions, stand-up comedy classes, and more. Get involved today. Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer, each session thrives on community involvement. Call the office today to find our more: 847-968-4529.

Click HERE for a current list of Adult Classes.

Click HERE for the Youth programming.


Parties, Weddings, and more


Improv Playhouse and BLAST! Entertainment can spice up your birthday party, bachelor/bachelorette event, singles group, or mitzvah. Book a DJ or magician, bring a party to the Black Box theatre, or plan a Murder Mystery party in your living room. Be sure to ask about the hilarious, customized IP party game... It's a Day in YOUR Life! 

More Comedy

"tight, taught, fast paced intelligent improv comedy"

"a veritable feast of funny"

Click HERE for more information about private entertainment.

Corporate Team Building

Does your business need inspiration for creative ideas? Do you need assistance incorporating humor in the workplace to increase efficiency? Improv Playhouse can taylor-make a workshop to meet your needs. From major corporations to small businesses, Improv Playhouse has assisted all kinds of companies to work together effectively.

Click HERE for more information on team building resources.

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116 W. Lake, Libertyville, Illinois 60048 • 847.968.4529 • 847.968.4530 fax

Black Box & Theatre Main Stage

735 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville, Illinois 60048

North Shore Training Studios

(The Highland Park Community House: Lower Level, Front or Rear Entrance)

1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, Illinois

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More About iP:

Improv Playhouse is a professional theatre and entertainment organization the scope of which includes a full-service acting school specializing in comprehensive improv - comedy and acting classes for adults and youth.  Divisions of Improv Playhouse include Corporate Team Building, Business and Private Entertainment, Talent Management, Performing Arts Camps and Community Outreach and Education (IP-COE / nfp).

Many adherents to our training philosophy evolve into professional performers on stage in the improvisation, television and film industries. The Adult and Youth improvisation program is all-inclusive and thorough in methodology, formation and curricula catapulting its students to the highest levels of development.  Adult improv shows and dozens of youth productions are performed throughout the year immersing actors in opportunities which include focused dramatic training and musical theatre.  Each adult or young actor, if desired, is given personal attention from their first acting class, warm up, through the audition process and final performances. One facet of Improv Playhouse’s core philosophy is to educate and entertain audiences and students of all ages, demographics and locations; as well as to bring instruction and guidance to emerging improvisational artists and ensembles; by focusing on and about modern improvisational theatre, a Chicago-born and bred art form.

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