Welcome to Leela, a San Francisco-based improvisational theatre company and training center. A creative community where people from all walks of life come together to connect, play, and express their authentic selves while creating fresh new works of art. Take a class, see a show, audition for an ensemble, join us for an improv jam… we invite you to come play with us!

“It taught me more than I had ever expected. I grew many ways and saw parts of myself I didn’t know existed.”
- Robin Honan, Producer of the Academy Award winning film, Freeheld.

- Have fun!
- Meet new friends!!
- Experience the joy of improvising!!!

Whether you’re an individual searching for a creative outlet, or an actor looking to hone your craft, Leela is a great place for you to learn and perform the art of improvisation in San Francisco.

Our classes, taught by the experienced artists of Leela, are dedicated to helping you develop your artistic voice, both individually and within an ensemble. You’ll learn solid technique and theory while playing in an inspiring community of openness and support.

Members of Leela come from a variety of backgrounds and schools of thought. Many of our members have performed and trained with: The Second City (Chicago/LA/NYC), Improv Olympic (Chicago/LA), Annoyance Productions (Chicago), Upright Citizen’s Brigade (NYC/LA), The Groundlings (LA), Improv Asylum (Boston), The Tribe (Boston), Boom Chicago (Amsterdam), BATS Improv (SF), Endgames Improv (SF), Pan Theater (Oakland), and Life Plays (Palo Alto). In addition, some members have film/television experience and/or come from a more traditional theatre background, having performed in Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Touring, and Regional Productions.

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