Partnering with The Free Association in London, Boom Chicago aims to become Amsterdam’s premiere location for improvisation training. Our 25 years of improv history combined with the FA’s world-famous curriculum unlocks a sense of fun in improvisation, to set performers free to create compelling and hilarious work with teammates.
This exciting six-level program will build confidence, hone a performer’s comedy and improve performance skills. We provide the next generation of improvisers with the tools and knowledge to establish their own teams and create their own exciting shows.
As students progress through the program, they get the opportunity to perform in weekly Teacher Jams and eventually audition to be part of house teams with weekly performance opportunities. Players from the training process can become coaches, teaching staff, and hopefully one day performers in the Boom Chicago main stage show.
By joining Boom Chicago’s Comedy Academy, you are joining a community of performers, comedians and like minded people. You can find these creative people on our stages, at our shows and at the bar. Members of the community not only make lasting friendships, but also collaborate on projects and create improv teams together. We also offer students free and discount tickets to many Boom Chicago shows.
Our long form improv training is based on the FA curriculum which consists of six levels in total, in a structured path. Participants work their way up through the levels, adding to their skill set as they go. We consistently graduate more ‘complete’ performers, who are fully adept in the Free Association’s unique long-form style.
Each level has 24 hours of coursework, usually spread over eight three-hour sessions. See upcoming classes on our long-form improv training page. Soon we will offer an intensive program over four consecutive days. This gives a complete course in less than a week. At Boom Chicago, you’re never far away from a class!