We host a range of fun and sociable 6-week courses and drop-ins.

Structure: Most weekly classes start with fun exercises to warm up, then drills to hone in on building a specific skill, and finally we try out games and scenes to put those skills into action.

 

Upcoming class dates are listed on our course calendar.

List of Courses

Sketch Comedy

Sketch Comedy 

Foundations

No experience required

Everyone can write a sketch. In this course we will cover structuring a sketch, writing from abundance, the importance of rewriting, and the value of using your experience and views to create comedy with a point. 

6-week course:

£110

Intermediate

Sketch Comedy

Pre-requisite: Foundations Sketch

Building upon the idea-generation strategies and scene structure from Sketch Comedy Foundations, this intermediate course introduces students to some common sketch formats, and introduces the concept of 'game of the scene' to get to the comedic heart of a scene. 

6-week course:

£110

Advanced Sketch Comedy

Pre-requisite: Intermediate Sketch

This course builds upon the skills of the intermediate course, culminating in a student showcase. Students will explore building a set-list, re-improvising sketches, and rehearsing for performance. 

6-week course:

£110

Story-telling

Foundations

Story-telling

No experience required

Learn to tell and hone engaging stories. Using writing and improv exercises, explore the core components of storytelling and techniques for getting to the core of an idea and communicating it effectively to an audience.

6-week course

£110

Intermediate

Story-telling

Pre-requisite: Foundations Story-telling

Further developing skills from the foundations course, students will explore story structures and crafting/honing a story. We will explore different story structures, as well as tips for drafting a story for performance. 

6-week course

£110

Advanced

Story-telling

Pre-requisite: Intermediate Story-telling

Building on the skills developed in previous levels, students will craft and hone stories for a student showcase. 

6-week course

£110

Improvisation

Discover Improv

No experience required

Drop-in classes. Each week focuses on one core tenet of improvisation, This is an opportunity to try improv without committing to a longer course. Learn to feel more comfortable being spontaneous.

Course covers: Listening, Agreement, Making and Accepting Offers, Taming your internal editor, Spontaneity and Active Listening. 

Drop-in

£8

Improv Foundations

No experience required

Explore the principles and vocabulary of improv in a friendly and supportive 6-week class. Building upon listening skills, agreement, commitment and support, you will gain important creativity skills which can be applied in work and life.

Course covers: Agreement, Building a scene, Object work, Characterisation, Emotion, Character Dynamic, Scene Structure, and the improv format Montage.

6-week course:

£110

Intermediate Improv: Short-form

Pre-requisite: Improv Foundations

Explore the games of short-form improv. Learn to create stores on the spot, and keep an audience engaged.

Course covers: Making strong offers, Characterisation, Narrative, Specifics, Physicality, Emotion and Embracing Failure.

6-week course:

£110

Intermediate Improv: 

The Scene

Pre-requisite: Improv Foundations

This course slows down the scene to explore creating truly engaging scenes. Create truthful scenes that have the capacity to capture an audience.  

Course covers: Character Dynamic, The core of the scene, Group mind, Reacting not acting, Inner and Outer motivation, Status, Joining the verbal to emotional and physical offers.  Course will cover improv formats which may include; Monoscene, Pretty Flower or the Bat. 

6-week course:

£110

Intermediate Improv: Game of the Scene

Pre-requisite: Improv Foundations

Game of the Scene is a way of creating tight, structured comic scenes as a group. Learn to identify and play with the comic core of a scene, and heighten and explore it.

Course Covers: Scene structure, Base Reality, Identifying and Heightening the Game, Exploring the Game, and Point of View. Identifying premise and Reimprovising with beat sheets. Students will learn the core components of the Armando format. 

 

6-week course:

£110

Intermediate Improv: Narrative

Pre-requisite: Improv Foundations

Learn to create stories in the moment as a collective. Identify the components of story, and build engaging stories onstage. In these classes we will explore creating characters and using different narrative structures.

Course covers: Story structure, Heroes Journey, Group mind, Routes to Character, POV, Scene painting, Heightening and transformation.

6-week course:

£110

Intermediate Improv: 

Performing Long-form

Pre-requisite: Improv Foundations

Across this 6-week course participants will work together to build an ensemble, developing performance skills working towards an improv showcase.

6-week course:

£110

Intermediate Improv:

Out of Nothing

Pre-requisite: Improv Foundations

​This 6-week improv comedy course will strip back the beginning of a scene. .

We will embrace the idea of beginning slowly, and discovering the scene as it progresses. 

Across the course we will explore active listening, grounded scenes, creating the character dynamic, and recalling-remembering-recycling. 

 

6-week course:

£110

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