Comedysportz Manchester

Foundation in Improvisation

Perfect for beginners wanting to learn improv skills, build confidence and make new connections!

Note: This course suitable for ages 17+

Learn the basics of improv comedy and unlock your creativity. Our next full course will run after the summer for 8 sessions. Register your interest and we'll let you know as soon as dates are on sale.

There's no previous stage experience necessary as our Foundation in Improv classes cover the core skills and tenets of Improvised performance; Yes And, Listening, Character, Story, Objects, Scene Work and Games. The course will be taught by Bron Edge and Kate McCabe.

Whether you're looking to start performing improv comedy, want to improve your listening and communication skills or just want to meet new people in a fun and friendly environment then this course is for you. Whatever your reason for taking a course, our Foundation in Improv workshops will help you learn new skills that can applied on stage and off.

The full cost of the course is just £115 (including non-refundable £30 deposit) and is limited to just 16 spaces. We continually work to keep workshops as affordable as possible. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need to set-up an alternative payment plan. WE ALSO HAVE 3 FULL SCHOLARSHIP SPACES AVAILABLE for global majority applicants, get in touch if this is of interest to you or see below.

You can also book a space as a gift for friends, family or a colleague. These bookings must be paid in full. Please leave a note when making the booking that this is a gift including the recipients name. We will then contact you for the information of the person you have made the booking for and to send you a gift certificate.

Workshops run Saturday Afternoons 1-3pm for 8 sessions in the rehearsal spaces in the New Adelphi Building at The University of Salford. Due to venue unavailability, there will be no workshop on 17th February so the course will conclude Saturday 16th March.  There are plenty of nearby paid parking options nearby and the building is just a short walk from Salford Crescent Station and several major bus routes.

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Our next course will go on sale as soon as dates are confirmed. Sign up to our mailing list for regular updates on our upcoming shows and workshops.


In improv, an offer from your scene partner is often referred to as gifting. And what better gift to give than 8 weeks of fun and laughter! If booking one of our comedy courses as a gift, please add a note when booking (you can also email us in advance). We will then know to contact you to get the name and contact information of the recipient for our records and so we can contact them before the course starts - but after a date specified by you. We will also email you a gift voucher and workshop sheet to give on the special day. Gift bookings must be paid in full. If you have not received your gift voucher from us within five days of booking be sure to check your junk email folder. If it's not there then drop us an email.

Cancellation Policy:

If, after signing up, participants are unable to attend the course, you can request a refund minus the £30 deposit that will be retained as a cancellation fee. Cancellations within 5 days of the workshop starting will not receive a refund, however we are more than happy to transfer you onto a later course free of charge. If the company has to cancel, you you will be refunded the full amount.

If you have any questions about our Foundation Improv course please don't hesitate to get in touch. Our classes are fully accredited by CSz Worldwide, one of the world's largest comedy performance schools.

COVID-19 Statement:

We want everyone to feel safe and confident in our workshops. We strongly urge you to protect yourselves and others during the workshops, respecting the boundaries and personal decisions of all in attendance. Whilst masks are no longer mandatory we are happy for you to wear one if you prefer. We ask that you do not to attend if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms (please contact us if you are unable to attend a session).

Black Improv Alliance

The 100 Black Improvisers Partnership is a joint venture among corporate sponsors, improv teachers, and improv schools/theatres around the world which are actively seeking diversity. By pledging to provide scholarships for Black students, each of us contributes to a common goal of getting 100 more Black people into Foundation Improv level workshops .

We have pledged to provide three spaces on our next course. You can sign up to this scheme by emailing us .

About Bron and Kate:

Bron Edge started ComedySportz UK in 2001 and has since taught and performed improv skills around the world. She has taught improvisation at the University of Salford for the last 10 years and before that at LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) for 4 years.

Kate McCabe is an improviser and teacher. She has taught comedy performance skills at major festivals including the Leicester Comedy Festival and Manchester Literature Festival.

Our workshop facilitators have represented ComedySportz UK in the CSz World Championships and performed, taught and trained across the UK and beyond.  They can't wait to meet you for this exciting digital improv course.

If you have any questions about our Foundation in Improv course please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our classes are fully accredited by CSz Worldwide, one of the world’s largest comedy performance schools.

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