Policies & Procedures

All new students should read this thoroughly and print out a copy for your reference. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the office. Every effort is made to keep this information up ­to­ date. However, policies and procedures are subject to change without notice, at the Training Center’s discretion.


The Comedy Project Training Center Program(TCPTCP) is a school for people from all walks of life to study improvisation, acting, writing and more. Our students come from many backgrounds and experience levels. Whatever your reason for joining, we aim to create a safe and supportive environment where you can explore and grow.

The classes, taught by professionals working in their fields, are dedicated to helping students develop their artistic voice, both individually and within an ensemble, and to provide the tools and techniques needed to express that voice.

Classes & Attendance

Students are expected to attend all classes. Missing more than two of your scheduled class times can be grounds for repeating a term. Missing your regularly scheduled class jeopardizes your involvement within your class’s ensemble.

Required Classes
TCPTCP reserves the right to require additional classes for individual students as needed to move forward in the program. Should an individual not complete any required class, TCPTCP reserves the right to hold the student back a term until the requirement is satisfied. If the student is asked to repeat a term, a 25% discount will be applied to the student’s repeated level.

Visitors are not allowed to attend regular classes.
A one-time drop-­in may be an option but should be cleared in advance.

Substitute Instructors
A substitute teacher may sometimes be necessary due to the fact that our faculty is comprised of working artists. When possible, students will be notified by their instructor in advance. However, sometimes advance notice is not possible.

Payment Policies

Early Registration Discount
Most adult program classes will have an early registration period during which students can register at a lower tuition rate.

Returned Checks
A $30.00 fee will be assessed for returned checks due to insufficient funds or closed accounts.

We will have auditions for THE DISPATCH at least once or twice a year and will announce them at the venue, here and on social media.

Performances & Merch discounts
As a student, you are strongly encouraged to see as many shows as you can. TCPTCP students receive free or discounted tickets to the majority of shows while enrolled in a class.

FREE ADMISSION to all TCP Shows. Does not include externally produced shows like Laughfest and Grand Rapids Improv Festival, etc…

25% off – Any merchandise


Wear comfortable clothing to class. Improvisation classes may prompt all kinds of movement. The temperature varies in each of our classroom areas. Layered clothing is suggested. Avoid open-toed shoes, flip flops, skirts, dresses and kilts.

Never leave your belongings unattended. The Comedy Project is not responsible for any lost or stolen articles.

Tuition Policy
Tuition is non­refundable after the first day of class and non­transferable. TCPTCP reserves the right to accept or deny any application.