Tuesday Nov 12th, 7pm - 10pm
Magnet Theater is a performance space and training ground for the best and brightest comedic talent in New York City. Since 2005, we’ve been at the epicenter of the city’s growing improv movement—and today, we’re one of the most recognizable improv schools and theaters in the city. We’ve got critically acclaimed shows and classes in improv, musical improv, sketch, storytelling and more every single night of the week.
After studying in Chicago under improv guru Del Close, Armando Diaz, Ed Herbstman and Shannon Manning joined forces with improv teacher and veteran performer Alex Marino to open the Magnet Theater in March 2005. Today, the theater continues to be operated by Diaz, Herbstman and Marino.
On any given night at Magnet, you’ll see our performers doing what they do best—creating some seriously amazing stuff in order to make you laugh. We’ve had improv powerhouses like Mike Myers join us onstage and conduct workshops. We’ve trained budding comedians from around the world. But most importantly, we’re giving a whole new generation of talent a place to take risks, be heard and blow minds.
Magnet’s philosophy is simple but it’s been working pretty well for the last 10 years. Simply put, we can teach anyone to improvise. Our faculty is made up of veteran instructors—both homegrown as well as transplanted from the oldest, most esteemed comedy institutions in the country. And as such, our students get comprehensive training in the styles and philosophies that have been shaping the art form for generations.
The new Magnet Training Center, marks a huge development in the history of the Magnet and the New York comedy community. For the first time since most anyone at Magnet can remember, we’ve got all of our classes running under the same roof, bringing our community of students, teachers, and performers together on a nightly basis. It also means that more classes are being offered in improv, musical improv, sketch comedy, and storytelling than ever before and that’s great news for all of New York, whether you’re a comedian, actor, singer, storyteller, or audience member.
Exactly what I was looking for. Teach was awesome, I’d like to do this class again.
Excellent critic both positive and negative
This is more like 4 1/2. In other words a scale of 10 I give it a nine. Well run, but the room was a little small for the number of people participating. Also, the instructor at one point you told me to keep in mind that I might offend the sensibilities of the audience. I think as a beginner, I should not self censor. It is hard enough to come up with things, so to tell me not to include Certain things — to think about whether I might be 9offending someone —makes me hesitate. And I hesitated the rest of the class after that.
Charlie was great!
Bianca is an awesome teacher - she's very attentive to all the scenes, take notes, and give helpful feedback. I learned a lot from the class and would recommend her without hesitation!
Class was great but teacher was an hour late
I was anxious and nervous going in but the instructor was great. We played warm up games which quickly put me at ease. This was my first improv class and I will definitely be back.
It’s great for my learning to be spontaneous in a creative and spontaneous environment.
Lots of practice improvising in a supportive environment.
Informative and fun and gave everyone a chance to work. Will be back.
Tuesday Nov 12th, 7pm - 10pm
Thursday Nov 14th, 7pm - 10pm
Friday Nov 15th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday Nov 19th, 7pm - 10pm
Thursday Nov 21st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday Nov 21st, 7pm - 10pm
Saturday Nov 23rd, 12pm - 2pm
Wednesday Dec 4th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday Dec 5th, 7pm - 10pm
Monday Nov 18th, 7pm - 10pm
Wednesday Dec 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday Dec 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday Dec 18th, 7pm - 10pm
Monday Jan 6th, 7pm - 10pm
Tuesday Jan 7th, 7pm - 10pm
Wednesday Jan 8th, 7pm - 10pm
Thursday Jan 9th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Monday Jan 6th, 10am - 4pm
Monday Jan 27th, 10am - 4pm