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THANK YOU LOS ANGELES FOR A GREAT 20 YEARS!

 
The Los Angeles branch of the iO Theater closed at end of February 2018. The iO Theater still operates out of our Chicago location.

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THANK YOU iO COMMUNITY!

 
Thanks to all the staff, students, and performers, that helped keep iOWest alive over the years and help make it a great community!

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The Los Angeles branch of the iO Theater closed at end of February 2018.

Thanks to all the staff, students, and performers, that helped keep iOWest alive over the years and help make it a great community!

The iO Theater continues to operate at our Chicago location which includes 4 theaters with shows 7 nights a week, two bars, a kitchen, and a full Training Center.

We also continue to offer corporate training workshops and customized shows for any corporate or private event. If you are interested in learning more about our theater, our classes, or corporate services, use any of the buttons below:

“The Most important group work since they built the pyramids” - Bill Murray

Considered to be the Mecca of improvisation, the iO Theater's Training Center has helped train and develop the talents of an entire generation of America’s best and brightest comedic entertainers for over 30 years.

Although our Los Angeles location is now closed, iO still has a Training Center in Chicago.

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Training America’s Best Comedic Entertainers for over 30 years

Widely considered to be the premier venue for long-form improvisational performances and classes, the iO Theater (formerly known as the ImprovOlympic Theater) was founded in 1981 by Charna Halpern and the late great improvisational teacher and director, Del Close.

Hollywood's Comedy Hot Spot

For over 20 years, The iO Theater's Los Angeles branch was home to the city's Best Improv Comedy.

Located on Hollywood Blvd., the iO Theater featured 3 theater spaces and was the only improv theater in the city with a full bar.

iOWest sadly closed in February 2018

When it comes to comedy, we're all business

Do you want entertainment for your conference, meeting or celebration? Let iO put together a hilarious improv show to bring down the house or have us write customized material to make light of issues related to your company or business field. If you can dream it up, we can handle it. If you can’t, then we’ll take care of that too.

Our writers have gone on to work at such shows as Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, 30 Rock and MADtv, and countless other shows. So rest assured knowing you’re in good hands.