Tom Booker and Asaf Ronen carved this southern outpost of Austin improv out of an industrial space in the warehouse wastelands between St. Edward's University and Ben White Boulevard in 2007. It's built on a foundation of improv, this institution, but the 47-seat black box theatre and many rooms of the Southside's comedy epicenter also feature sketch and stand-up and odd puppet shows and pretty much anything that can raise a chuckle. There's also a strong mix of classes in stand-up, sketch writing, filmmaking, and auditioning, as well as improv.
"In the last night of the Institution having their main building, Not Ira Glass and a slew of guests are going to send off the space by looking at what makes a space and how space informs art." With Fragile Rock, Craig Kotfas, Kazki Watanabe, improvised thought experiments from Happiness is a Choice, an audio-only trip down memory lane, and more. Fri., March 31, 8pm. $15.