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 practising 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.
If you would like to sign up for multiple workshops at the same time please email us as we do not currently have the payment system set up for this arrangement. Likewise, if you are making a booking on behalf of a third party please drop us an email first so that we can sign them up appropriately.
Some workshops prices include a £30 non-refundable deposit. If you would like to discuss alternative payments please don’t hesitate to get in touch and enquire about our workshops via our contact us page.
“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
Musical Improv- 2 DAY INTENSIVE
|Some basic improv scene knowledge would be useful for this 2 day intensive, but not crucial.
Rachel and Felix will take you through all the basics of improvising a song, including structure, rhythm and melody. You’ll then move on to find out how songs fit into a play to create a musical, and how to improvise lyrics that fit the plot! The workshop is perfect for anyone hoping to expand their skill set or try something new and more importantly being able to sing/musical knowledge is NOT a pre-requisite.
15th-16th June 2019. 12.30pm-5pm each day. £85 for the weekend.
Non Refundable Deposit:
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 1-3pm for 8 weeks. Next dates TBA.
Workshops are held in the main theatre space of the Kings Arms, Salford. The full cost of the course is £100 (£90 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. Once payment is made we’ll be in touch with more details about the course.
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 running Saturdays 12.30-2.30pm for 8 weeks is now full. However, due to high demand we will now be running a second course that will run 2.30-4.30pm for 8 weeks. Next dates TBA. Limited spaces are still available.
Workshops are held in the studio theatre space of the Kings Arms, Salford. The full cost of the course is £105 (£95 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. Once payment is made we’ll be in touch with more details about the course.