The Hideout Theatre
What looks like just a quaint downtown coffeehouse and cafe is actually the front of a booming hub of Austin comedy. With several shows happening every weekend on at least one of the two stages, the Hideout Theatre has become the go-to spot for improv comedy downtown. Ranging from long-form to musicals to kids' shows to dramatic film noir, there's an improv format being performed to please every audience member. And if you feel compelled, The Hideout also offers a series of six-week classes for adults and children to overcome their fears and develop their own improvisation skills.
Space is limited in each of the theatres and often sell out, so you'll want to arrive at least thirty minutes before a show to get tickets. Relax and have a drink in the meanwhile; you can bring food and drink from the coffeehouse into the theatre.