Unlock Your Potential.

Southwest Missouri’s premiere training center for theatrical and comedic arts.

Do you want to expand your social circle?

Maybe you’re looking for some innovative business skills.

You might even be looking to launch a career in comedy.

Whatever the reason, we’ve got your back.


Comedy. Acting. Writing. Improv. Community. Silly walks. These are our passions. Our in-house instructors have over 30 years of combined professional comedy experience. This means The Conservatory At Monk’s will give you the highest quality education in the region (especially if you need an education in silly walks).


The legacy behind The Conservatory At Monk’s goes back more than 15 years. We are the official training center of the legendary Skinny Improv, Southwest Missouri’s original improv comedy institution. The Skinny Improv has inspired hundreds (if not thousands) of students from the 12 years between 2002 to 2015. Three years after its original dissolution, The Skinny Improv is back, and The Conservatory at Monk’s is its new official training center.


But The Conservatory At Monk’s is more than just a place to learn technique and craft. It’s a community. Our goal is to provide support and belonging through group events, free admission to shows, regular student performances, and even birthday celebrations.


Last and least, our classes are among the least expensive you will find literally anywhere in the country. And that’s not even counting our multiple discounts.


Is it time to unlock your potential for greatness?


Check out these video interviews we did with students!: