Let's Play!


Welcome to Leela

San Francisco’s premier 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, improvise at work… we invite you to come play with us!

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"I believe improv is mindfulness for the inner critic."

Improv At Work

Get creative, communicate with confidence, and authentically connect.  Let’s play!

Support Local Artists

Leela is a mom and pop theatre company that has been serving San Francisco for 20 years.  When you participate in a Leela event the revenue generated is used to support Bay Area artists and reinvested into the San Francisco performing arts community.  Thank you for your support!

“There is an old Sanskrit word, Leela, which means play.  Richer than our word, it means divine play, the play of creation, destruction, and recreation, the folding and un-folding of the cosmos.  Leela, free and deep, is both the delight and enjoyment of this moment… It also means love.

“Leela may be the simplest thing there is – spontaneous, childish, disarming.  But as we grow and experience the complexities of life, it may also be the most difficult and hard-won achievement imaginable, and its coming to fruition is a kind of homecoming to our true selves.”

-Stephen Nachmanovitch, Free Play


Witness the thrilling adventure that is Leela Improv.  Big kids that love to have fun!  Risk-taking artists pushing the boundaries of improvisational theatre.  A welcoming community that can’t wait to meet you.

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Have fun, meet new friends, and experience the joy of improvising!  Whether you’re an individual searching for a creative outlet, or a performer looking to hone your craft, Leela is a great place for you to learn and perform the art of improvisation in the SF Bay.

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We provide team & culture building, leadership training, and professional development workshops to help teams get creative, communicate with confidence, and authentically connect. Let’s play!

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901 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103