Comedysportz Manchester
Improv Classes Manchester

Intermediate Improv

Perfect for anyone looking to expand their improv skills, stay creative and meet improvisers of all ability levels!

Note: This course suitable for ages 17+

Keep on learning and stay connected through these advanced classes. The next full course will commence Saturday 20th January 2023 and will run for 8 sessions. You can book on the whole course or attend on a drop-in basis. On this page you will find booking information both our next full course AND our ongoing drop-ins.

This course is an opportunity to further develop skills acquired in our Foundation Improv or equivalent course. We have a rolling curriculum with new workshops every time so the course can be taken multiple times. We cover a wide range of skills such as:

  • Character work
  • Scene work and editing
  • Finding the game of the scene
  • Adding more depth to your scenes
  • Finding more funny in your scenes
  • Walk forwards and 'gag' games
  • Specific skills such as musical improv

Please note that a foundation level of improv knowledge will be assumed for these workshops. If you are new to improv you should take our Foundation Improv course instead.

The full cost of the course is just £75. 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.

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 3-5pm 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.

The current course will conclude with a showcase event Venue/Time TBC. This event is free to attend so be sure to invite family and friends to support you and all the other acts!

Don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions about the intermediate improv course.

January-March 2024 Course Schedule

The workshops are designed with a rolling curriculum so the course can be taken multiple times. If you can't commit to a full course but would like to attend sessions as a drop-in, you can just drop us an email so we know to expect you and can send you the venue information. Drop-ins are charged at £10 per session and we accept payment on the day by cash or card (preferred). We've also added an option to pay online - more details below.

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 know 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. Stretch those improv muscles and get show fit!

Book Now for 2024:

We are now taking full course bookings for our January 2024 intake. To sign up please pay your non refundable deposit of £30 (you can pay the remainder in advance or on day one):

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OR if you're ready to pay in full (gift bookings MUST choose this option), you can do that here:

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Dropping in? You can pay for each week's session in advance online. To keep things simple you will only be able to book for the next available session and we'll update the product listing every SUNDAY once the course is underway. You will still be able to pay on the door as well by cash or card.

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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. If you are unable to attend a Drop-In, contact us ASAP so your payment can be transferred to another session. 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 Intermediate 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).


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