Sea Tea Improv has opened Hartford, CT’s first studios dedicated to improvisational comedy. Our Studios are home to our classes, rehearsals, end-of-class shares, and other events for Sea Tea Improv and the CT improv community.
About Our Studios
Located at 75 Pratt St, Suite 500 in downtown Hartford, CT, our studios consist of four rooms:
Our main Studio Room is a 20′ x 20′ (400 sq. ft.) area featuring one black stage wall with a curtained exit. This room has 19 folding chairs available, 2 bentwood cafe chairs & 4 wooden stools for the stage area, and a rolling desk chair. Soundproofing panels (dubbed our “guilt absorbers” by Will Hines) on the walls & ceiling focus the room’s acoustics. The walls are decorated with our show posters by artist Brian Cook and an improv community board featuring information about upcoming events, classes, workshops, shows, and more by Sea Tea Improv and other area improv and sketch groups.
Beyond the curtain from the Studio Room’s stage wall is our backstage lounge area known as the Tea Room. This 14.5′ x 10′ room features several chairs and couches, a media area for research and recreation, snacks and a mini-fridge stocked with beverages available for a suggested donation of $1 each, and our improv library, which contains books & DVDs about improv & comedy for loan to our students & improv community members.
From the Tea Room, a door leads to our smaller studio room, the Vlad Room, named for Vlad Perez who spent a lot of time in there making that room part of Sea Tea Improv Studios before moving to Los Angeles. This room is also available for rent, and features a folding table for collaborative writing sessions, and soundproofing panels for rehearsal.
Adjacent to the main Studio Room is our small office, the Captains’ Quarters. Here, Sea Tea Improv tends to our business of creating opportunities for improv comedy in and around Hartford.
Getting to our Studios
Pratt St. is downtown Hartford’s beautiful brick-laid passageway that connects the XL Center to Main Street. Our Pratt St. neighbors include Vaughan’s Public House, Hartford Prints, Downtown Yoga, The Russell, and many other shops and restaurants.
Our Studios are located on the 5th floor of the Stearns Building at 75 Pratt St.
Rent our Studio Spaces
Our Studios are available to rent for your improvisation and comedy needs. Rent a Sea Tea Improv studio for your rehearsal, workshop, or class. Many CT improvisers know it as a place to find quality improv instruction and as the home base of professional improv in Connecticut. Our studios are also available to rent for other uses, like script readings, workshopping plays, or other general meetings. Contact us now to reserve our studios by filling out our online contact form or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Studio Availability Calendar
Even days marked as “busy” may still be available, if you are willing to book the smaller Vlad Room instead of the Main Studio.