Comedysportz Manchester

Workshops & Courses

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are pleased to announce the return of face-to-face workshops from Feb 2022. We will continue to have safety measures in place for workshoppers and facilitators. More information coming soon.

Learn new skills and meet new people with Manchester’s longest running improv and stand-up workshops. ComedySportz runs regular courses in:

Foundation Improv (next course TBA)

Stand Up (next course starting April 23rd)

Intermediate Improv (next course starting May 1st)

Improv for Kids (next course TBA)

So whether you’re looking to learn new performance skills, develop confidence in public speaking or just want to make new connections then our workshops have something for you.

Think you might like to play with ComedySportz someday and join a worldwide network of shows and performers? All of our players are graduates of our workshops – though taking the course is no guarantee of being added to our roster.

Workshops are fun, friendly, safe and supportive!

All of our workshop facilitators are practicing performers with many years of experience working with all ages and abilities. Our facilitators and workshops are accredited by CSz Worldwide.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with queries about our workshops and courses and drop us an email. Want to receive regular updates on upcoming workshops and courses? Sign up to our mailing list today!

We also run workshops for schools and businesses.

Workshops have a real benefit on those that take them.

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! You can read the article here.

Black Improv Alliance

The 100 Black Improvisers Partnership  is a joint venture among corporate sponsors, improv teachers, and improv schools/theaters around the world which are actively seeking diversity. By pledging to provide a minimum of five scholarships for Black students, each of us contributes to a common goal of getting 100 more Black people into Foundation Improv level workshops by July 2021.

We have pledged to provide five spaces on our next course. You can sign up to this scheme by emailing us or via the Black Improv Alliance website.

Testimonials and Video

"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)

"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


"...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'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 (Freelance writer/journalist)

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