Frequently Asked Questions

I’m coming to see a show! Do you sell food and drinks?

Officially, Stomping Ground is a BYOB venue and you’re welcome to bring your own food and drinks to the show! Guests who are 21+ may bring their own alcoholic beverages but we ask that you enjoy them responsibly. We do have some concessions available by donation.

How can I get on your newsletter list?

Click here to sign up for our email newsletter.

How can I find more information about your scholarships?

We have scholarships available in partnership with Black Improv Alliance and through our own Diversity & Inclusion initiative. You can apply here.

What is the best way to find out what’s happening at SG?

You can follow Stomping Ground on social media on Facebook and Instagram for the most up-to-the-minute information on shows, classes, and everything else we’re doing. You are also welcome to join the Student & Performer group on Facebook. Last but not least, subscribe to our email newsletter by clicking here.

How can I become an instructor? What are the qualifications?  Who do I contact if I am interested?

We’re always on the lookout for the best instructors in DFW and beyond to give our students the best comedy education possible.  You can find out more here!

What are your volunteer opportunities?

As a young non-profit, we are always looking for volunteers. You can find more information by visiting here.  

I would like to set up a private workshop for a group of colleagues or friends; whom should I contact?

You can find out more about Improv for Work and private workshops by going here.

Do you rent your space out or ever do private shows?

We do! If you’re looking to rent our space for a rehearsal, event, meeting, or something else, send us an email at rental@stompinggroundcomedy.org. If you would like to book a private comedy show for your friends, family, or colleagues email us at artistic@stompinggroundcomedy.org to talk about your options and get information on pricing.

What kind of classes do you have at SG?

We try to offer something for everyone at SG:

  • We have comedy classes for adults that you can find here.
  • We also offer classes geared towards unique populations like Caregivers, those on the Autism spectrum, people with anxiety, and much more! You can find more info by visiting our Improv for Life pages. 
  • For Youth, we have classes, workshops, and camps that can be found here. You can also book a private, customized Destination Imagination workshop for your group or a private workshop for a birthday party or event.
  • We also offer team building workshops and customized classes for companies, corporations, and other organizations and you can find more about what we do here.
I have an idea for a show. How do I pitch a show to Stomping Ground?

Stomping Ground employs a team that produces all of the original shows at Stomping Ground. You can find out more about how to become a Producing Partner here. Once per year in the summer months we open up submissions to the outside community; you can find out more by making sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter and are following us on social media.

How do I get onstage at Stomping Ground?

There are a few avenues to finding your onstage home at Stomping Ground:

  • The Training Center- The most direct route is through the comedy Training Center! We offer classes in stand-up, improv, sketch comedy, musical improv, and more and many of our classes include a student showcase where students show off their new skills. The Training Center also holds auditions for House Teams, which are improv teams that are formed and coached by SG staff and open for established improv teams.
  • Auditions- We also hold open auditions for flagship improv shows twice per year as well as auditions for sketch comedy revues and seasonal shows (announced in our newsletter and on social media). 
  • The Throwdown– For established improv teams, we hold an annual “throwdown” where teams go head-to-head with other improv teams and have an opportunity to be seen by production staff and considered for performance opportunities. 
  • We also hold an Open Mic the third Thursday of every month at 9 pm.
I have a comedy show that is touring or is well-established in another city and I am interested in bringing it to Stomping Ground. How do I do that?

We typically plan each year’s Artistic calendar each summer and we have open submissions at this time. However, if you have are interested in bringing your touring show to Stomping Ground, email artistic@stompinggroundcomedy.org to see if your show is a good fit.

Do you offer shows and classes for kids?

We do! We offer camps for kids during the summer season and occasionally during the holiday seasons and spring break that can be found here. We have also offered Improv for Anxiety and Improv for Autism workshops and classes specifically geared towards young people. We are hoping to expand our offerings for young people in the coming months. When it comes to shows, we love to offer family-friendly activities and entertainment! Each of our shows has a rating- E for Everyone, T for Teen, and M for Mature; we make sure to specify the rating of each show within the description.

How do I get more involved in Improv for Life?

We’re so glad you’re interested! You can head over to the Volunteer page and select Improv for Life when filling out the form.

I gave a donation to Stomping Ground. Is it tax deductible?

Yes! Stomping Ground Comedy Theater and Training Center (EIN 82-1417970) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. If you would like a receipt showing all donations you’ve made to us in a calendar year, email our Director of Development, Jocelyn Tiner, at development@stompinggroundcomedy.org

I have some experience doing comedy. Do I need to start at Level 1 in your classes?

We believe there can be great value in starting at the beginning of our program–it’s a great way to become a part of the community, meet new people in your improv journey, and even brush up on your fundamentals.  However, we also want to acknowledge your prior experience and help you make the most of your time with us.  If you would like to join our training program but feel you would like to start at a higher level, contact our Training Center Director at education@stompinggroundcomedy.org and we’ll help you determine which class is right for you.

How many levels do you have in your Training Center and when can I start performing?

Currently we have six levels of improv, three levels of musical improv, three levels of sketch comedy writing, and three levels of stand-up; most of our classes host a showcase at the end of each level. Each program is designed to give students what they need to become confident performers and writers.  Additionally, we are always striving to add more workshops, electives, and advanced classes to offer you the most comprehensive and well-rounded comedy education possible!  We know that reps are key to becoming a great performer, so we also offer opportunities for our students practice including Thursday Night Jams, Monthly Tune Ups and Open Mics. All of our events can be found on our calendar here.

I have a question you didn’t cover in your FAQs. How do I contact you?

Send us an email at contactus@stompinggroundcomedy.org.