Let's Play!


Founded in San Francisco, AND… now also in Raleigh, NC

Welcome to Leela

The Triangle’s home for improvisational theatre.  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 showimprovise 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 locally owned mom and pop theatre company.  When you participate in a Leela event the revenue generated is used to support NC artists and reinvested into the Triangle’s 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


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 Triangle.

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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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