CCT is recovering from a devastating 20 month shut down which included losing our venue. To rebuild our 20 year legacy of award winning classes and shows at the new Visual & Performing Arts Center, we gratefully appreciate any donations, and ask that you like us and share our content on social media. We are Charlotte’s comedy theater and are so happy to be returning to stage.
Interactive Improv Experience!
We are resuming in-person classes the first week of January for fully vaccinated people. Online options are still available for students who are not vaccinated. Masks are required indoors.
Our brand new class schedule is:
Monday, January 3rd 6:30 – 9 Stand up for beginners with Don Garret
Tuesday, January 4th 6:30-9 Improv 101 with Keli Semelsberger
Wednesday, January 5th 6:30-9 L1 Improv with founder Keli Semelsberger
Saturday, January 8th 1:30-4 Teen improv ages 15-18 with Stuart Ranson
All sessions are $250 for 6 week sessions and require a vaccination card. To register venmo $50 deposit to keli-semelsberger and provide a copy of vac card to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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When CCT opened in 2001, it was the first improv comedy theater in Charlotte and is re-opening after 22 months of being closed, to celebrate our 20 year anniversary! CCT has consistently pushed the envelopes of improv by performing long and short-form improv in each show, creating numerous original long forms and games, and by making history with the only all-female, and LGBTQ performance ensembles in the area. CCT has earned its reputation as Best of the Best several times over, and has been recognized as one of the top 50 comedy clubs in the United States! As the “mothership” of improv in the area, CCT is proud to have also spawned several offshoot groups/theaters in Charlotte, as well as the Central Coast Comedy Theater in San Lois Obispo, CA, and the Big Island Comedy Theater in Hawaii (closed due to pandemic).
Where we are now
CCT lost our venue of a decade during the pandemic and focused our energies on helping to form the Visual & Performing Arts Center (VAPA) of Charlotte. This organization is bringing together 11 founding member organizations and 130 independent visual and healing artists in one building. The new site for VAPA and CCT was the old Sears building, then the County Service Building at 700 N. Tryon where our goal is to revitalize the neighborhood with the power of art. The first floor is dedicated to art exhibits and live performance art (this is where Charlotte Comedy Theater’s new theater and offices are located.) and the other levels are art studios, workshops, and training spaces (CCT’s training center room is on the lower level). CCT will open our training center on January 1, 2022, and our shows will resume as soon as we get our occupancy statement from the County, also scheduled for November of 2021.
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