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.
Please bear with us as we implement and improve our new payment system.
Foundation in Improv.
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 commencing 16th February 2019.
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.
Beginning Stand Up Comedy
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 commencing 16th February 2019. 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.