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Workshops Update - Start This Week!

January 15, 2024

We are excited for our first round of 2024 comedy workshops starting Saturday 20th January. With courses in Improv and Stand-Up Comedy, we're ready to help you unlock your creativity, build confidence and make new connections. But most of all, we're ready to have some fun!


There are still a few spaces left on our Foundation Improv course including scholarship places for global majority applicants. Learn the core skills of improv comedy over eight sessions. Unlock your creativity and rediscover your playful side. Great for building confidence in communication, teamwork and facing the unexpected. No previous stage experience necessary with this fun and friendly course. Book here.


The schedule of workshops for our next Intermediate course is now live. You can sign up to the full course or attend on a drop-in basis. Send us an email if you are interested in drop-ins and we can send you the venue and workshop information.

Jan 20th | NAIL THAT SCENE with Sean Mason

This session will explore what makes a scene enjoyable for performers and audiences alike by getting back to basics. Shake off those cobwebs and brush up on those scene work skills.

Jan 27th | STARTS, EDITS AND ENDINGS with Bron Edge

This session will look at how to start strong, how to add to a scene and when to get out. All the elements of a satisfying improv scene!

Feb 3rd | BIG CHARACTERS with John Cooper

Go big or go home with this session looking at how we create fast and funny characters. Fill the stage with big characters and emotional choices.

Feb 10th | YOU'RE GROUNDED with Sean Mason

This session will explore how to keep a scene or game grounded with even the most heightened, surreal or unusual suggestions. Zombies have feelings too!

Feb 24th | SUPPORTING CHARACTERS with Kate McCabe

The best improvisers now how to add to a scene without detracting from the work of others on stage. This session will look at how our choices can make each other look like the best improvisers in the world!

Mar 2nd | CLOWNING with Tom Short

This session will explore how the skills of clowning can inform our improv scenes and choices, working together and collaboratively with the audience.

Mar 9th | JUSTIFICATION GAMES with Kate McCabe

This session will explore ways of making this tricky style of short form improv game work best in satisfying and surprising ways!

Mar 16th | GAMES GAMES GAMES with Sean Mason

It's end of term and that always means games! Get ready for the Intermediate Showcase as we revisit some of the skills and games explored throughout the last 8 weeks.

As always, you can book for the entire course or attend on a weekly drop-in basis. Pay in advance of the coming week's session (week one is live at the link above) or we'll take payment at the end of the session. Sign up here.


Our Beginning Stand-Up Comedy course is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact us via email. We will then contact you should a space become available.


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