From the Street to the C-Suite...

Engage your company in a dynamic staff event with Improv Playhouse Team Building and Entertainment!


Improv Playhouse is the Premier provider to service all of your team building AND event needs-  Improv Playhouse has outsourced its talent as entertainers for hundreds of private or corporate events and parties. Our event planning and talent outsourcing provides hilarious, professional, business-friendly comedy and entertainment for your next company event. David Brian Stuart (Improv Playhouse Executive Producer/Master Team Builder) will engage your team in transformational principles that you can put into action NOW!


Looking for Creative, Effective and Fun Team Building and Development Solutions?  The Improv Playhouse has created unique, one of a kind experiences that encourage all participants to open up and become a One For All and All For One Team.  “It’s a great way to let loose and get to know your group in a new way.”  Our clients are saying we provide “The Best Team Building Event that we have participated in”… Please give us a call we want to make your next event a great success!

Sandy G., AbbVie

"The improv comedy team (from Improv Playhouse) was great.  It's so amazing that they can come up with the material so quickly.  What I thought was going to be a work function turned into a party!  The improv performance was by far the highlight of the day"

Leslie K., , Baxter International

"This was the best team building exercise that our group has ever done.  It was truly memorable and life changing.  Even the individuals who we assumed would not participate blew others out of the water as this really catered to those trying to break down communication barriers.  Thank you very much David and the Improv Playhouse team!"

Libby K., Abbott Labs, Global Access Administration

"I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your help in planning our event last night! It turned out beautifully and everyone had such a great time—it was the perfect team building event for our group. Again, thank you for all of your help, this was a great and worthwhile experience for us!"

SAP and Microsoft C-Level Sales and Pre-Sales Midwest Division, Miscellaneous Comments

"Thanks for a great evening - the opportunity to "be creative" in a different format with people we don't always spend "fun" time with.Great excercises.  Eye-opener - reminder of how much we control our workspace and interactions with one another.  Great ice breaker games. David and the Improv Playhouse created a nice way to encourage people to open up and give of yourself for the greater good - one for all, all for one.  This would be great for our presales/demo team.  David and Improv Playhouse gave us a terrific value that far surpassed what other organizations have brought to our table.  The storytelling games demonstrated the power of working together for a greater good!  Mind Opening...Great Fun. Good way to let loose and get to know my team in a new way.   David Stuart led one of the Best Team Building events I have participated in."

VW (Volkswagon Intl.) CREDIT

" Didn’t we have fun today?  WOW what a great time as we participated in improvisational exercises and honed our creative story telling skills with the Improv Playhouse!   It’s possible some of the stories will become legend which would not have been possible without your creativity and energy. Once upon a time…

A special BIG thank you to the Improv Playhouse for sharing your knowledge and experience. The hour today went by too fast as we were all having so much fun!

Alese Campbell Executive Director GLMV Chamber of Commerce

Service Category: Nonprofit         

Year first hired: 2011
Top Qualities:
Great Results, Personable, Creative
"What connects community, entertainment and delivers an effective business message?   David’s “in-charge” leadership of the Improv Playhouse.   David’s commitment to his team and their development is exemplified in the quality and depth of the performances as well as their compassion. My recommendations to any business or organization looking for training or entertainment that is darn right fun, book soon or you will be on a wait list."

David Stuart, Executive Producer/Team Build Leader

"My associates and I will create a fun, synergistic environment for you and your team that will take you to the next level!"


(Customized to meet your need)


Improv Playhouse enhances the TRAINING and LEARNING function of your organization. That's the short answer. 

The long answer is this...the visual and interactive stimulus of reinforcing LEADERSHIP, SALES, MARKETING, CUSTOMER SERVICE and TEAM BUILDING principles through improvisation training has been PROVEN a complimentary and effective tool for fortifying the growth of individuals and business teams throughout the world.  Improv Playhouse calls this "Applied Improvisation".

Skills Development

  • Team Building
  • Leadership
  • Effective listening
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Managing Effective Teams
  • Brainstorming Techniques
  • Creativity
  • Diversity and Sensitivity Training

Employee Levels

  • Senior Executives
  • Upper Management
  • Mid-Level Management
  • Supervisors
  • Floor/Line Crew
  • Entry Level
  • Volunteers


  • Human Resources
  • Personnel
  • Accounting
  • Production
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Purchasing
  • Administration


Abbott Labs

"This was a unique, fun, and painless way to learn some new approaches to managing projects.

I really enjoyed the training David and the Improv Playhouse Team offered.  I was afraid it would be too much out of the box for a corporate mindset, but it wasn’t. On the contrary, the unique training materials opened up people and I saw my coworkers in a different light than before. Thank you so much; my whole group absolutely LOVED it!  I also saw great potential in your team building program that’s even more aligned with corporate mindset.  Overall, this was the most unique training any of us have done for the duration of time spent at Abbott."

Prime Performance Consulting

"Just wanted to thank you again for the great job you did at yesterday’s presentation. The staff had a great time—younger staff and admin staff got to interact with our senior staff in a relaxed fun environment.  And, our account managers and other senior staff built valuable interaction and presentation skills. It was a great way to kick off a new year."

Abbott's Center for Development

"Hi David and the Improv Playhouse team! I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful training last night. It was really good to see the teams getting along and laughing and I really think they learned things not only about themselves but also about the other people in their teams... it is wonderful to have this growing relationship with you and Improv Playhouse....   Thanks again"

WE'RE ALL ABOUT FUN...and about learning!

When it comes to Building Your Team you'll have a terrific time!  Improv Playhouse is committed to helping individuals and organizations achieve outstanding levels of creativity and performance...and making the experience enjoyable too!

At IP, we pride ourselves on affordable excellence. We take your team through a transformational experience using improvisational techniques developed by Master Coach, David Stuart, Improv Playhouse Executive Producer, who has engaged small business teams as well as teams from Fortune 500’s around the country.  Improv Playhouse staff has been used as facilitators for business promotional services which stimulate interactive, creative environments achieving results that help you reach your goals in just about any business setting.


Improv Playhouse Team Building will customize a workshop, lunch and learn, or create a workshop scaled to your need...from an hour long energizer to a full day event.  And don't forget, we can maximize your staff's potential with our unique ability to extend your workshops over several days focusing on multiple objectives which may include the following IP team building principles and more:

  • Discovery...the principle of creativity and new ideas.
  • Spontaneity...brainstorming and the art of spontaneous decision making in leadership and presentations.
  • Give and Take...focus on the team. 
  • Train the "right" brain...how you think will affect your performance and environment.
  • Listening....the art of excellent communication.

Small in scale?  We'll work with any size team.

Call David Stuart and Improv Playhouse now to be included in an upcoming workshop.  Increase your productivity and innovation! Call or email us today!  



Tthe entertainment and team building division of Improv Playhouse provides creative services to businesses throughout North America. With over 13 years of experience and Improv Playhouse talent resources to choose from, Improv Playhouse offers its clients unique, family friendly improv comedy and diverse entertainment options for any event from basic to fully customized productions, group training, development of teams and creative workshops.

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Improv Comedy Teams, Deejays, Musicians, Novelty Talent, Games and Game Shows, Murder Mysteries, our Fun in the Sun Corporate Family Picnics and more.

Our clients have included divisions and employees from:





And there's more!

  • Astellas Pharma
  • Avery Corp
  • Baxter
  • CDW
  • Fujisawa
  • Hollister
  • Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
  • Monsanto
  • Pfizer
  • Principal Group
  • Provena Health Care
  • Workplace Solutions

office/studio: 116 w. lake, libertyville, illinois 60048 • 847.968.4529 • 847.968.4530 fax • E-MAIL
black box space - theatre: 735 n. milwaukee avenue, libertyville

north shore training space: 1991 sheridan road, highland park, illinois 60048