Learn new skills and meet new people with Manchester’s longest running improv and stand-up workshops. ComedySportz runs regular courses in Improv, Stand Up and Sketch Writing so whether you’re looking to learn new performance skills, develop confidence in public speaking or just want to meet new people then our workshops have something for you.
Think you might like to play with ComedySportz someday and join a worldwide network of shows and performers? All of our players are graduates of our workshops – though taking the course is no guarantee of being added to our roster.
All of our workshop facilitators are practicing performers with many years of experience working with all ages and abilities. Our facilitators and workshops are accredited by CSz Worldwide.
With an emphasis on confidence and communication, we believe our workshops and courses have plenty of transferable skills for life onstage… and off! The benefits of our improv workshops were featured in this 2017 Guardian article. We are delighted and proud that our workshops have had such a profound and transformative effect on so many – as well as being lots of fun! You can read the article here.
“Signing up to do the Improv course, then actually turning up and completing it was a challenge for me as it was definitely something out of my comfort zone. I hugely enjoyed it and that was partly because of the great group of fellow Improvers, but also the great tutors. [They] were very good at giving feedback in a positive way and pushing us to improve without ever making us feel rubbish, whatever our skill level!” Marie Rolli (Doctor)
“I can’t recommend ComedySportz Manchester enough. I’ve just done an 8 week standup course with them and it was fun, inspirational, challenging and very very worthwhile. I can’t wait to do the improv and further comedy writing courses with them.” Vicky Green
You can give the gift of laughter this Christmas by booking a space for a friend or loved one on either of our Foundation In Improv or Beginning Stand-Up courses. Just let us know when making the booking that is is for someone else. Please include the recipients name and contact details so we can contact them with information about the course – let us know if you need us to contact them after a specific date so we don’t spoil the surprise. We can also email you a gift certificate and info sheet to present on the day. Please note that payments for gifts must be made at the full price of the course – if the recipient is not able to attend the course you’ve booked them on they can be transferred onto the next course.
No previous experience necessary. Workshops cover the core skills and tenets of Improvised performance; Yes And, Listening, Character, Story, Objects, Scene Work and Games. The course has plenty to offer whether you’re looking to learn new performance skills, develop confidence, work on your communication and listening or just want to meet new people in a fun and friendly environment. Each session will focus on a different skill area with a mix of solo and group exercises with a keen emphasis on play.
The course runs Saturdays 12.30-2.30pm for 8 weeks. Next course will run from January 25th 2020.
Workshops are held at the ThoughtWorks space in Federation House, Balloon St, Manchester. The full cost of the course is £110 (£100 concessions). You can pay in full now or pay a non-refundable £30 deposit to secure your space with the rest payable when the course starts.
No previous experience necessary. Whether you’re looking to start your onstage career, develop presentation skills or build confidence in public speaking in a fun and friendly environment you’ll find plenty to enjoy in this course. You’ll receive regular feedback on your material as we help you find and hone your unique comedic voice. Workshops cover everything from material generation to microphone technique and etiquette in a safe and supportive setting. This course ends with a showcase night for family and friends.
The course runs Saturdays 12.30-2.30pm for 8 weeks. Next dates January 25th 2020.
Workshops are held at the ThoughtWorks space in Federation House, Balloon St, Manchester. The full cost of the course is £115 (£105 concessions). You can pay in full now or pay a non-refundable £30 deposit to secure your space with the rest payable when the course starts.
No previous experience necessary.
This workshop helps unlock creative thinking and building authentic confidence in front of an audience. This short intensive session will cover some practical methods and discussion on how to increase engagement, better storytelling and ad-libbing while staying on topic. Boost your presentation skills in a safe and supportive environment.
This fun and interactive one day session will run Saturday 11th January 2020 12.30-4.30pm.
The workshop will be held at the ThoughtWorks space in Federation House, Balloon St, Manchester. The full cost of the course is £50. You can pay in full now or pay a non-refundable £20 deposit to secure your space with the rest payable when the course starts.