Comedysportz Manchester

Short Courses/Workshops

CSzUK also runs short courses in Longform Improv, Musical Improv, Presentation Skills and Sketch Writing and more... These typically run late spring/early summer each year and we will sometimes offer shorter "intensive" versions of our 8 week courses. Our short courses and workshops return in 2024 with something for all ability levels!

4th May | Improv Crash Course | £40

Price includes a £10 non-refundable deposit.

Always wanted to try an improv class but not sure if it's for you? Join Sean for this improv crash course! This session is designed for absolute beginners and giving you a taste of our full Foundation Improv course. We'll cover basic, core improv ideas and skills like "Yes, And", listening and characters... and might even have time for a few games! So if you're totally new to improv check out this short taster class with Manchester's longest running improv comedy school! This workshop will run 1-5pm at The New Adelphi Building, University of Salford. Book Now:

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Please Note: The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

4th May | Improv Gym | £15

Price includes a £5 non-refundable deposit.

Calling all improvisers! Fancy an afternoon of longform improv? We're offering a space to play, hone skills and make new connections. This workshop focusing on scenes, characters, and recognising game in popular longform formats. Bron is on hand to help you work on your longform goals - limited to 14 spaces! This workshop will run 2-5pm at The New Adelphi Building, University of Salford. Book Now:

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Please Note: This session session is not for beginners. The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

8th-9th June | Sketch Writing: Script to Stage | £80

Price includes a £20 non-refundable deposit.

This two day course will look at how to develop and write sketch comedy ideas working towards a live script-in-hand performance of your material by our talented crew of performers! Over two classes we will look at the tools and tricks of writing great comedy sketches. From premise to punchlines, classes will explore comedic scenarios, joke writing technique and crafting characters. You will also get an opportunity to see and hear your words performed on stage. Sessions will run 1-5pm on both days with a live performance of your sketches on Sunday 9th starting at 7.30pm. Classes and the showcase will be held at Fierce Bar, Manchester. Book Now:

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Writing with a partner? Book two spaces and use coupon code 'sketchypair' to receive a £20 discount (only valid with this course).

Please Note: The workshop and performance space is located on the top floor of the building and, unfortunately, the venue does not have a lift.

The live performance will be free to attend for friends, family and anyone you want to invite along. See your material performed script-in-hand by our cast - though let us know if you are also interested in performing. Though we are hosting the live performance showcase, you will retain all rights to material that you have written and developed in this course.

Cancellation Policy:

If, after signing up, participants are unable to attend the course, you can request a refund minus the workshop deposit that will be retained as a cancellation fee. Cancellations within 5 days of the workshop starting will not receive any 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 any of our courses please don't hesitate to get in touch. Our workshop leaders are fully accredited by CSz Worldwide, one of the world's largest comedy performance schools.

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