Improv Drop-Ins (Intermediate/Advanced)

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These classes are for people who have some prior improv experience that want to sharpen their skills or learn something new*.

COVID-19 UPDATE: All face-to-face workshops are cancelled for the foreseeable future. We will  continue to review the situation in line with current advice but safety will always be our main priority. We hope to reschedule workshops as soon as the situation allows. In the meantime we will continue to deliver some of our Drop-Ins digitally. Visit our Facebook page for regular updates.

We’re running a rolling curriculum of fun tools to add to your skillset – previous workshops have covered everything from advanced scene and character work to improvised songs and rap. We hope this more flexible way of running the sessions will allow people to attend our improv drop-in workshops as often as they like to hang out, play and learn new skills!

We will also be hosting regular showcase evenings open to friends and family (one per term).  Date and location to be announced.

Sessions will cost just £5 and you can pay “on the door” cash or card. As we’re running this without a booking system we’ll post any last minute cancellations or changes to the workshop beyond our control on our social media .

Workshops are held at the ThoughtWorks space in Federation House, Balloon St, Manchester. This space is a short walk from Victoria Station and Shudehill Interchange. There are also several car parks nearby and some street parking for blue badge holders. Please let us know if you have any accessibility issues so we can accommodate you.

*These classes are for people who want to expand their skills and will assume basic improv knowledge. If you’re new to Improv or haven’t done any for a long time we recommend taking our Foundation in Improv course. Not sure what course is right for you? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

[POSTPONED] – IMPROVISED MUSICAL – THE OPENING NUMBER – A deep dive into the first element of an improvised musical. This workshop will look at creating a world as a group and collaborating to make choruses.  Teachers:  Rachel Wareing and Felix Janeway


[POSTPONED] –  ACCENTS SUPPORTING CHARACTER – Go through the basics of picking up a variety of accents, and keeping them in your shortform improv toolbox, for when you want to shake up your character choices.  Teacher: Rob Stuart-Hudson

[POSTPONED] – PATTERNS AND GAMES – Playtime is never over as we explore patterns and games within improv scenes. Exploring the rule of three, heightening and sequencing, join us for two hours of games, games, games!  Teacher:  Lukas Kirkby

[POSTPONED] – IMPROVISED MUSICAL – DUETS –  Romantic duets, buddy songs, ‘I want’ songs and fighting songs, this workshop will look at improvising music with just one partner to create narrative in song.  Teachers Rachel Wareing and Felix Janeway.


We will endeavour to reschedule this workshops as soon as the current situation allows.