Improv Classes – Last Few Spaces!

There are just a few spaces left on our 2 day intensive workshops coming up in June. Sign up today to secure your space on these exciting short courses and improv classes.

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Longform Improv 1st-2nd June £75

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Attended a few improv classes and jams and always wondered who those Armando and Harold guys are that everyone talks about? Then this short introduction to longform improv has the answer! This two day course will:

  • Provide an introduction to popular formats inc. Montage, Armando, Harold and La Ronde.
  • Explore ways to effectively use edits within scenes
  • Learn how to find the game of  a scene
  • Discover the power of silence to develop scene and character
  • Find ways to make the most of your scene suggestion

A great way to take a deeper dive into the possibilities of improv performance, be in the moment and create engaging characters and relationships. This course will be run by Braínne Edge, ComedySportz UK founder and manager. Braínne has over 15 years experience teaching Improv performance skills around the world and teaches on the University of Salford’s Comedy Writing and Performance degrees, one of the first degrees of it’s type in the UK.

Whilst some previous improv experience is useful this is a session for all ability levels. Attendees will also receive free entry to Improv Mullet (1st June, 7.30pm) our mixed short and longform improv show.

Musical Improv Workshops Manchester

Musical Improv 15th-16th June £85

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Hate playing musical games in your improv scenes? Terrified of singing in public? ComedySportz players Rachel and Felix will teach you the fundamental skills to create fun, off-the-cuff showstoppers.

  • Learn to understand melody and rhythm
  • Discover quick ways to create improvised rhymes
  • Tell your story through song
  • Explore emotions and relationships through song

This class is a great way to build confidence and learn a challenging but exciting new skill to add to your improv games and scenes. You don’t need to have any singing ability or musical knowledge to attend and this workshop is open to all skill levels.


Both courses will run 12.30-5pm each day and be held in the main theatre space at The Kings Arms, Salford. All our workshops are designed to be a safe, supportive environment for you to play, learn and discover.

To secure your space you can pay in full now or just pay the non-refundable £30 deposit. If you would like to attend but know you won’t be able to cover the costs until the next pay day please don’t hesitate to get in touch so we can make alternative arrangements for you.

There are also two spaces that have just opened up on our Stand Up “Your Next Five Minutes” 1 Day workshop. Find out more here.

These will be our last workshops before the summer so don’t delay and sign up today!

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Intensive Workshops

We are delighted to announce a series of intensive workshops and courses that will run throughout May and June in Improv, Stand Up, Sketch and so much more!

As well as short courses that cover more specialised skills we’ll be starting this season of intensive workshops with two day versions of our Foundation in Improv and Beginning Stand Up Comedy courses. These classes are ideal for anyone who has not been able to attend or commit to our longer eight week sessions. Our longer courses will return later in 2019.

You can pay in full now or just pay a small non-refundable deposit (£30 for two Day Intensives, £10 for one day intensives) to secure your space. All courses will run in the theatre spaces of the Kings Arms, Salford.

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Two Day Intensive Workshops

Foundation in Improv

4th-5th May 2019. 12.30-5pm each day. £75 for the whole course.

Learn the core skills and tenets of improvised performance including: Yes, And, Listening, Character, Objects, Storytelling, scene work, and an introduction to games. No previous performance experience required.

Beginning Stand Up Comedy

4th-5th May 2019. 12.30-5pm each day. £75 for the whole course.

Learn the core skills you’ll need to craft your first five minutes of stand up. Covering everything from material generation to mic technique we’ll help you find your comedic voice. No previous performance experience required.

Sketch Writing

18th-19th May 2019. 12.30-5pm each day. £75 for the whole course.

This short course will help you develop written sketch material from the perfect premise to the killer punchline. We’ll look at ways to hone and craft your material as well defeating any writers number one enemy – the blank page! No previous experience required.

Longform Improv

1st-2nd June 2019. 12.30-5pm each day. £75 for the whole course.

This short introduction to longform improv will explore the depth of storytelling and character development possible through longform improv. This course will introduce you to popular longform formats & scene edits. Some previous experience in performance and/or improvisation is recommended. Attendees will also gain free entry to Improv Mullet our combined shortform and longform show on Saturday 1st June.

Musical Improv

15th-16th June 2019. 12.30-5pm each day. £85 for the whole course.

Find the key (geddit?) to unlocking your tuneful side. Covering everything from rhythm to rhyme we’ll introduce you to the core skills to help you improvise songs. We’ll help you find the confidence you need to sing off-script – and it doesn’t matter if you’re off-key either. No previous experience required.

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One Day Intensive Workshops

Character Improv

18th May 2019. 12.30-5pm. £45 for the whole course.

Often find yourself on stage just playing… yourself? This short course will explore ways to create characters that are as fun to watch as they are to perform.  Previous performance experience recommended but not required.

Presentation Skills

19th May 2019. 12.30-5pm. £45 for the whole course.

This intensive session will explore ways of using performance to skills to help you develop more effective presentations for business and events. If you’re the kind of person who dreads speaking in front of crowds then this safe, supportive workshop will help you find the confidence you need! No previous experience required.

Stand Up Comedy – Your Next 5 Minutes

1st June 2019. 12.30-5pm. £45 for the whole course.

Is your set stuck in a rut? Whether you’ve previously attended our Beginning Stand Up Comedy course or on the circuit but going in circles, this intensive workout will help you stretch your creative muscles and hone those funny bones.

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Sign Up Today!

Don’t delay and visit our workshops page today to sign up with Manchester’s longest running comedy performance courses. Got questions about any of our workshops or classes – perhaps you’d like to know more about our workshops for schools and businesses? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Improv Workshops Last Few Spaces!

There are just a few spaces left on our Foundation in Improv Workshops commencing 16th February! Don’t miss this chance to learn from Manchester’s longest running comedy improv classes and sign up today.

Whether you’re a budding performer or a professional hoping to learn new communication and listening skills or someone who just wants to have a bit of fun for a couple of hours on a Saturday, our workshops have something to suit everyone!

Build confidence, learn the core skills and tenets of Improvised performance and meet new people in a safe and supportive environment. Workshops are fun, friendly and above all, affordable with no stage experience necessary!

Our workshops have featured The Guardian Online, The Stage, Cosmopolitan UK and Manchester Confidential. Our courses and workshops leaders are fully accredited by CSz Worldwide, one of the world’s largest comedy improvisation schools.

Visit our workshops page today to reserve your space. You can pay in full now or pay a non-refundable £30 deposit and pay the rest later!

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During the 8 week course you will learn key skills including:

  • Yes, And
  • Listening
  • Character
  • Storytelling
  • Objects
  • Intro to Scenes
  • Intro to Games

Taking Improv Workshops with ComedySportz can be beneficial in many ways:

  • Improvisation is a great skill in auditions and rehearsal
  • Build confidence in performing off-script
  • Develop listening and communication skills for networking and teamwork
  • Discover a positive, open attitude to communication
  • Find your unique comedic voice
  • Focus on being “in the moment” and seizing opportunities
  • Rediscover your playful side
  • Meet new people

Intermediate Improv

Already have some experience in improvisation? There are a few spaces left on our Intermediate Improv course. This is open to anyone who has recently taken our 8 week Foundation in Improv workshops or an equivalent course/experience. It’s best to be honest with yourself and your skill level as the intermediate course assumes a level of pre-existing knowledge/experience.  Sessions cover everything from deeper character creation to improvised rap on a rolling curriculum. If you feel you may benefit from a refresher it is advised to try our Foundation in Improv workshops first. If you have any queries about our courses please don’t hesitate to get in touch today!

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Shows This February

Fun loving Improv troupe seeks audience with GSOH of humour and long walks in the park this month… If that sounds like you then we’ve got lots going on this month to keep you and your family entertained during the half-term break!

Valentine's Day Show

We’re back at Waterside Arts 16th February with ComedySportz 4 Tots and our ComedySportz Valentine’s Special!

ComedySportz 4 Tots is our show for ages 6 and under with plenty of BIG laughs for little kids. There will be plenty of opportunities for kids and adults alike to get involved with all the silly songs, stories and games.

Then love will be in the air as our teams battle it out for your affections in our Valentine’s Special show with plenty of themed games! Who wins? You decide!

Comedy Ramsbottom

If that wasn’t enough for you then we’re back at Ramsbottom Civic Hall (16th February) and The Way Theatre, Atherton (23rd February) for more all action, all improvised competitive comedy. We’re delighted to be back at these exciting new venues – book your tickets now!

Think you might want to try your hand at Improv or looking for an alternative valentine’s day gift for your special someone – or even as a couple)? There are only a few spaces left on our next 8 week batch of workshops in Improvisation and Stand Up. Visit our workshops page or drop us an email to enquire about booking a space on one of our workshops as a gift.

Tickets:

ComedySportz 4 Tots (Waterside Arts)

ComedySportz Valentine’s Special (Waterside Arts)

ComedySportz (Ramsbottom Civic Hall)

ComedySportz (The Way Atherton)

Please note: Fees may apply if booking online.

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New Year, New Games!

We hope you had a fantastic festive break and we can’t wait to bring you even more laughter and fun in 2019! We’ve got plenty of shows and workshops coming up in January and the year ahead that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face…

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Coming up at The Waterside we’ve got our New Year, New Games special in January, followed by our Valentine’s special in February and our March Madness special in, err, March. We’ve also got shows at The Way in Atherton this month and we’ll be back at Ramsbottom Civic Hall in February!

If that’s not enough comedy for you’ve then there’s Improv Mullet and the return of the New Adelphi Comedy Night.

Fancy having a go at this improv malarkey yourself? Workshops return 16th February and we’ve got a couple of spaces left. Head over to our workshops page to learn more.

We’re also planning our 2019 Edinburgh run as well as plenty more surprises for the year to come. We can’t wait to share them with you – never miss an update by following us on social media or signing up to our mailing list today!

JANUARY SHOWS

Jan 19th, 3pm – ComedySportz 4 Tots, Waterside Arts, Sale. More BIG laughs for little kids with plenty of silly songs and stories. Join us for an afternoon of laughter and fun for kids aged 6 and under. £5/3. Book online or via venue box office.

Jan 19th, 6.30pm – ComedySportz, Waterside Arts, Sale. New Year, New Games special! We’ll be road testing some never seen before games (or some never seen again ones) as our teams battle it out for your laughs! Who wins? You decide!  £7/5. Book online or via venue box office.

Jan 26th, 6pm – ComedySportz, The Way Theatre, Atherton. Two teams battle it out for your laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs. All inspired by your suggestions! £8/5. Book online or via venue box office.

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