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Improv Workshops & Courses

Learn improv skills and have fun meeting new people with Manchester’s longest-running improv courses or take stand-up comedy workshops and have a laugh doing it.

ComedySportz runs regular courses in improv and stand-up comedy taught by industry professionals. Whether you’re looking to learn new performance skills, build confidence, develop soft skills or just want to have fun making new friends, our workshops are you! We currently run the following courses twice a year:

Foundation Improv (Next Intake: 21st September 2024)

Stand Up Comedy (Next Intake: 21st September 2024)

Intermediate Improv (Next Intake: 21st September 2024)

In the summer we also run short one-day workshops and intensives covering a variety of skills including Foundation Crash Course, Intro to Longform improv, Musical Improv, Sketch Writing and more!

Short Courses/Workshops (Various Dates)

Get in touch with queries about our workshops by dropping us an email. You can get regular updates on upcoming workshops and courses by signing up to our mailing list.

All our workshop facilitators are practising performers with many years of experience with all ages and abilities. They are accredited by CSz Worldwide.

With an emphasis on confidence and communication, we believe our workshops and courses have plenty of transferable skills for life onstage… and off! The benefits of our improv workshops were featured in this 2017 Guardian article. We are delighted and proud that our workshops have had such a profound and transformative effect on so many - as well as being lots of fun!

Improv comedy workshops in Manchester. People taking an improv comedy class laughing together

Testimonials

"Signing up to do the Improv course, then actually turning up and completing it was a challenge for me as it was definitely something out of my comfort zone. I hugely enjoyed it and that was partly because of the great group of fellow Improvers, but also the great tutors. [They] were very good at giving feedback in a positive way and pushing us to improve without ever making us feel rubbish, whatever our skill level!" Marie Rolli (Doctor)

"The discussions between us are fun and the two very intense hours we spend with each other on a Saturday are a great escape from our busy weeks. The games we play are always fun and test our abilities to be part of a group as well as our own personal skills." Mark Wodrow (Comedian)

"I can't recommend ComedySportz Manchester enough. I've just done an 8-week standup course with them and it was fun, inspirational, challenging and very very worthwhile. I can't wait to do the improv and further comedy writing courses with them." Vicky Green (Radio Presenter)

"...gently guiding the class in their techniques, whilst keeping the whole experience a positive one." Manchester Confidential 

"...still one of the scariest things I've ever done but the feeling when I came off stage was euphoric up there with some real great times." Brian MacDiarmada (Contractor)

"Improv is genuinely the MOST fun you can have on a Saturday afternoon..... learning the basics of impro at a relaxed pace, with fun teachers. It's a treat... games, scenes, stories, characters, and lots and lots of laughing...it's the antidote to a boring/routine life. Get out of the house and into the class!" Claire Westood (Wellness and Coach Trainer)

"Am much more confident and less self-conscious" Mark Baker (Singer)

"Helps you get out of your cosy comfort zone and not care!" Jeni Howarth-Williams (Actress - Coronation St, Emmerdale)

"If you don't try it you'll never realise how much fun it is." Declan Feeney (Infrastructure Architect)

"Comedysportz Workshops saved my life... gave me the confidence to face the world." Sarah Farrell (Graphic Designer)

"Confidence building, exciting, inventing, and ingenious improv for all ages, letting you take to the stage with ease" Mark Rawle (Doctor)

“I’m addicted to ComedySportz improv workshops! I spend two hours every week laughing, learning and doing fun, silly stuff that makes other people laugh. Their teachers have decades of improv experience between them and always make learning the art of improvised comedy a joyous thing to do. It boosts your confidence no end. I’ve learned stuff about life too, and I’ve met many fabulous people. Best of all, you get to play and act outrageously without even the slightest whiff of alcohol, which makes it both a safe and life-enriching addiction!” Jen Banks (Writer/Actor)

We also run workshops for schools and businesses and are available for group/event bookings. If you'd like to enquire about private hire for workshops and shows don't hesitate to get in touch.

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