Our improv classes on Sydney’s north shore, inner west and online, are for everyone, young or old, quiet or confident. We run all sorts of weekly classes for being more creative, confident and outgoing, improving presenting, for learning improv comedy, for writing comedy, or for an eventual career in comedy. We even published a book on it!
Start with our groundbreaking 4 week Improvisation 101 — 5 weeks for the online version. They’re fun weekly improv classes that introduce improvisation and our school’s improv philosophy. You’ll be more creative, confident, outgoing and fun, be more confident with presenting and public speaking, and all with exercises you can take away for yourself, family and friends.
Improvisation 101 Extension
You’ve done Improvisation 101, but want to do more. Our 4 week Improvisation 101 Extension — 5 weeks for the online version — rounds out our introductory training, with more focus on stagecraft and theatre techniques, and the introduction of improv comedy methods and some beginner improv theory.
Improv & Impro
This is our core curriculum. Start with our 8 week Improv 1 — 10 weeks for the online version —, where you’ll learn to improvise scenes, and learn the basics of acting and comedy. Anyone can learn how, and it’s lots of fun like all our other workshops. You can repeat this class as many times as you wish, for half price — so long as there are places available. If 8 weeks seems long, then instead take our introductory 4 week Improvisation 101 class, and if you like what you’re doing, then take our 4 week Improvisation 101 Extension class which brings you up to Improv 1 level.
If you want to go all the way to the stage, then continue with our Improv 2, then on through to Improv 7. You’ll have opportunities to perform for family, friends and in public theatre performances at each level, and by the end of level 7, you’ll have all the skills you need for improvising comedy in public theatre performances and comedy festivals.
We don’t just teach improv. We produce well rounded theatrical and comedic improvisors in all the main improv methods.
Sketch Comedy Writing
More into writing? Our sketch comedy writing classes are based on Second City and UCB techniques used in writing for TV, film and the stage. We were the first in Australia to run these types of classes, and we still do it better than anyone else.
Impro for Teens
Our Impro for Teens class is a beginners class for teenagers. Teens will learn the basic concepts of improvisation and acting skills. If they’ve never acted or written comedy, then give us 8 weeks and we’ll change all that. They’ll be more creative, more outgoing, more dramatic (in a positive way), and more confident. And if they’re taking drama at school, then this class will give them a huge advantage with acting, improvisation and group work skills.
Read one of our blog posts on Children and improvisation.
School Workshops & Coaching
We also teach and coach impro in schools, and fully endorse and support Impro Australia’s Theatresports in Schools programme. Give us a term or two with your school team, and they’ll kick arse in Impro Australia’s programme. Can we say that? Oops we just did. Contact us for more information.
Giving improv classes to a friend is pretty cool, and they’ll thank you for it forever. Just book the class with us, download our printable gift certificate and fill in their details. They’ll have so much fun, they just may book you one in return!