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One of the essential ingredients to a good improv scene is a setting. Often times a random or unusual setting can be a catalyst for wild and funny ideas. Before a scene takes place, the actors can ask the audience for a suggestion. (This is known as an "ask for").

However, during drama class, the teacher might run out of ideas, and the students' suggestions might run dry. With that in mind, I thought I'd present this helpful list of potential improv settings.

Settings for Improvisation Exercises

A:
Art Gallery
Ambulance
Adoption Clinic
Amazon Rainforest
Antique Store
Attic

B:
Barbershop
Balcony
Boat
Bird's Nest
Blacksmith
Bakery
Butterly Habitat
Beaver Dam
Bootcamp

C:
Castle
Cat Lady's House
Chessboard
Cheese Factory
Classroom Cemetery
(Inside a) Comic Book
Chiropractor's Office
Circus

D:
Dance Studio
Dragon's Lair
Desert
Deep Sea Diving
Department of Motor Vehicles
Detention
Drunk Tank

E:
Egypt
Elephant Sanctuary
Elf's Forest
Execution Chamber
Earthquake Preparedness Class

F:
Ferris Wheel
Fire Station
Fishing Pond
Football Stadium
Future
Fortune Teller's Shop

G:
Grocery Store
Golf Course
Ghost Town
Gondola
Garbage Dump
Garage
Goldmine
Gypsy Camp
Grand Canyon

H:
Hardware Store
Helicopter
Henhouse
Hogwarts
Hospital
Hawaii

I:
Igloo
Island (Tropical)
Iceberg
Ice Cream Shop
Ice Age

J:
Jungle
Jet Pilot's Cockpit
Judge's Chambers
Jury Box
Jewelry Store
Jurassic Age

K:
Karate Class
Karaoke Bar
Knight's Training Grounds
King Kong's Cage
Knitting Circle
Kangaroo Farm

L:
Lagoon
Lighthouse
Library
LOST - The TV Show
Lifeboat
Lumberjack Camp
London
Laundromat

M:
Make-up Counter
Marathon Finish Line
Mechanic's Shop
Moon
Mousetrap
Mummy's Tomb
(Inside a) Microwave
Mountain Top

N:
Nursing Home
News Station
Neverland
Nature Trail
Nightclub
Newspaper Office

O:
Orchestra Pit
Office Cubicle
Orchard
Outback (Australia)
Open House (Real Estate)
Optometrist

P:
Picnic Spot
Panda Exhibit
Prom
Pirate Ship
Pet Store
Post Office
Photography Class
Police Station

Q:
Queen Elizabeth's Court
Quiz Show
Quicksand

R:
Radio Program
Restaurant Grand Opening
Red Carpet (Movie Premiere)
Riverboat
(Inside a) Romance Novel
Robber's Hideout

S:
Safari
School Lunchroom
School Nurse's Office
Santa's Workshop
Ski Slope
Spider Web
Summer Camp
Smurf Village
Softball Game
Spaceship
Second Hand Store
Submarine
Stable

T:
Treehouse
Travel Agency
Truckstop
Theater Audition
Tidepool
Tribal Ceremony
Tourist Trap

U:
Ugly Princess' Birthday Party
Underground
Underwater
Unemployment Office
Utopian Society

V:
Vampire's Home
Volleyball Court
Volcano
Voting Booth

W:
Witch's Cavern
Warehouse
White House
Waterslide Park
Wrestling Ring
Wild West
Woodshop Class
Wedding Ceremony

X:
X-Ray Lab
Xylophone Store (Sorry, I couldn't come up with anything better!)

Y:
Yard Sale
Yoga Class
Yearbook Club

Z:
Zeppelin (Blimp)
Zombie Vacation Spot
Zoo

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