Autumn Winter 2019 Workshop Dates

Our regular 8 week classes in Foundation in Improv and Beginning Stand Up Comedy will return in October. Postponed from May, we are delighted that we will once again be running our Presentation Skills one day workshop in September. We’re very close to confirming dates for our next Sketch Writing course and these will be going up on our website soon – sign up to our mailing list today to never miss an update!

New Term – New Classes!

We’re trying something new with our continuing/intermediate improv workshops this time round. We will continue to run a rolling curriculum of workshops that focus on different skills and aspects of improvised performance but instead of having to sign up to a bulk course you can now drop in as often as you like. We’re trialling this new way of running the course for the autumn and will be announcing a schedule of workshops closer to the start date. Each session will cost just £5.

The intermediate workshops will be for people who have attended our Foundation Improv or an equivalent course/background as a certain level of knowledge will be assumed. If you have any questions about the course please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Keep an eye out on our website for a schedule of workshops!

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Courses with ComedySportz

Courses are fun, friendly and affordable. We encourage play in safe and supportive environment and workshops are a great way to learn new skills whilst meeting new people. People from all backgrounds attend our workshops for lots of different reasons – to build confidence, learn performance skills, develop communication and presentation skills for work or just to play and have fun for a couple of hours every weekend!

Most workshops will take place in a new venue – the ThoughtWorks space in Federation House, Balloon St, Manchester. We are delighted that this space is fully wheelchair accessible. This is a new workshop space for us in the heart of the city and we’re very exciting to bring our classes to this new environment.

ComedySportz Manchester (CSzUK) is part of CSz Worldwide, one of the largest improv comedy and performance schools in the world. Facilitators are fully accredited by CSz Worldwide and have over a decade’s teaching experience. Join Manchester’s longest running improv and comedy classes today.

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You can pay in full now or pay a small non-refundable deposit to secure your place and pay the rest later. If you would like to make alternative payment plans we will try to accommodate you where possible.

Visit our workshops page today to find out more and book a space on one of our courses!

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Musical Improv Workshop – Last Few Spaces!

Does the thought of improvising songs in your games and scene work fill you with dread? This short course in Musical Improv will help you strike the write note and find the right key to unlock your musical potential!

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Musical Improv – Not As Scary As You Think!

ComedySportz players Rachel and Felix will guide you through all the basics of improvising a song, including structure, rhythm and melody. They’ll also show you how songs fit into a play to create a musical, and how to improvise lyrics that fit the plot, explore your characters wants and needs, and wow audiences.

The workshop is perfect for anyone hoping to expand their skill set or try something new and more importantly being able to sing/ having musical knowledge is NOT necessary to enjoy the workshop. Likewise, some basic improv scene knowledge would be useful for this two day intensive, but not crucial.

Classes are fun, friendly and affordable. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn a challenging new skill in a safe and supportive environment.

Where and When

The two day short course will run 15th-16th June and be held upstairs in the main theatre space of The Kings Arms, Salford. Each workshop will run 12.30pm-5pm.

How To Book

Visit our workshops page today to secure your space on the course. Don’t miss out – there are only a few spaces left!

You can pay in full now (£85) or pay a non-refundable deposit (£30) to secure your space. Want to take part but have to wait until payday? Just drop us an email to make alternative payment arrangements.


This will be our last workshop before the summer as we prepare for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Our regular 8 week courses will return late September/Early October with dates TBA. To make sure you never miss a workshop sign up to our mailing list today.

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Intensive Workshops – Don’t Miss Out!

There are just a few spaces left on our intensive workshops this May/June so don’t miss out on your chance to sign up to Manchester’s longest running  comedy classes this Summer!

Whether you’re looking to learn new skills, brush up on some old ones or just want to spend a fun weekend rediscovering your playful side there is something for everyone with our fun, friendly and affordable range of courses.

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2 Day Intensive Workshops

Foundation Improv (Full Price Deposit)

Learn the core skills of Improv comedy with ComedySportz including Yes, And, Listening, Objects and Storytelling.

Beginning Stand Up (Full PriceDeposit)

We’ll help you hone your comedic voice with this short course covering everything from material generation to mic technique.

Sketch Writing (Full PriceDeposit)

Craft your sketches in this two day course covering everything from the perfect premise to the killer punchline.

Longform Improv (Full PriceDeposit)

This short introduction to longform improv will explore popular formats and edits. A deeper dive into creating whole improvised worlds and narratives.

Musical Improv (Full PriceDeposit)

Find the key to unlock the skills needed for improvised songs and rhyme. You don’t need a great singing voice to take part just a strong desire to have some fun!

1 Day Intensive Workshops

Character Improv (Full PriceDeposit)

Do all of your improv characters feel a little flat? Explore ways to bring new life to your on stage creations.

Presentation Skills (Full PriceDeposit)

Discover ways to engage your audience by employing performance skills to enliven your work presentations and brush up on your networking with confidence.

Stand Up “Your Next 5 Minutes” (Full PriceDeposit)

Completed one of our courses or looking to hone your new material? Stuck in a rut and want to put a bit of spark back into your jokes? Then this stand up comedy class is for you!

 

All prices include a non-refundable deposit (£30 for 2 Day classes, £10 for 1 Day classes). You can pay in full now or pay your deposit to secure your space and pay the rest later.

If you’ve taken one of our (or similar) improv comedy classes before we will also be running a six week intermediate improv course. This will run at the same time as our intensives so there are discounts for anyone who signs up to multiple courses – get in touch today to find out more.

Our courses and workshops are accredited by CSz Worldwide – one of the world’s largest schools for shows and comedy classes.

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Feedback from our latest 8 week stand up course.

Want to know more about our courses? You can also come along to our Intermediate Workshops Showcase on Sunday 28th April at The Kings Arms (starts 7.30pm) which will be followed by a short improv jam and an opportunity to talk to course facilitators about our comedy classes.

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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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