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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!

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Stand Up Comedy Showcase

Host: Michelle Krajecki


Featuring: Krista Atkinson, Amanda Cohen, Seth Davis, Denise Medina & Kenny Metroff

Friday, May 6th, 8:00pm

735 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville IL 60048

For tickets, click here to order online, call 847.968.4529, visit office (9am-5pm weekdays),

Or purchase at the door (cash only at door)

Adults: $15, Seniors (65+)/Military: $10, Students: $8

Headlined by some of the Midwest's well known talents, First Friday Funnies features a wide range of diversely talented young and veteran comedians. Moving into its 16th Anniversary year, Improv Playhouse has engaged the talents of some of the Chicago region's premiere talents as they have begun launching their careers. First Friday Funnies continues that tradition by showcasing the next generation of comedians and their mentors by putting them in front of comedy fans in Northern Lake County. Find out more on our Facebook page!

IMPROV COMEDY every Saturday!***

Saturdays at 7:30pm & 9:00pm

735 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville IL 60048

For tickets, call 847.968.4529 or visit office (9am-5pm weekdays)

Or purchase at the door (cash only at door)

Adults: $12, Students: $8
Discount if attending both shows: Adults: $20, Students: $12.50

7:30pm shows are Family-Friendly; 9:00pm shows are for mature audiences

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 JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK connect with many school student's reading lists, and are must-see's. 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 Winter Sessions

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


Our BLAST! Entertainment DJ and Talent division can spice up your Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Wedding, School Dance, Birthday party, bachelor/bachelorette event, singles group, or corporate event.  Book our DJs/MCs and party motivators for your special partyand add on our photo booth packages, caricaturists and games specialists.  Book our improv comedians for an "Whose Line..." style show or a Murder Mystery for your team build event.  You'll have a BLAST! with our cast!

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 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

Interested in Improv Playhouse producing your play? Click here for a play proposal form.

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Calendar Of Events



27 (March)

28 (March)

29 (March) 30 (March) 31 (March)



First Friday Funnies @ Black Box Theater


7:30 & 9:00pm

Improv Shows @ Black Box Theater

3 4


CTL Group Team Build

6 7 8


Private Birthday Party - Karaoke & Photo Booth

7:30 & 9:00pm

Improv Shows @ Black Box Theater

10 11


TYA "Diary of Anne Frank" @ RLB Cultural & Civic Center


TYA "Diary of Anne Frank" @ RLB Cultural & Civic Center


TYA "Diary of Anne Frank" @ RLB Cultural & Civic Center



Sacred Heart School Fundraiser

7:30 & 9:00pm

Improv Shows @ Black Box Theater

17 18


TYA "Diary of Anne Frank" @ Highland Park Community House


TYA "Diary of Anne Frank" @ Highland Park Community House


TYA "Diary of Anne Frank" @ Highland Park Community House




7:30 & 9:00pm

Improv Shows @ Black Box Theater


Private Party - Murder Mystery

Improv Show for Eberhart Accounting

25 26 27 28 29



7:30 & 9:00pm

Improv Shows @ Black Box Theater

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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