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Introduction to Improv

Introduction to Improv (101)

Edinburgh Palette (Room G5) - 21 September 2023 (6:15pm)

Learn the core skills of improv (for anyone!)

This one is for the actors looking to add improv skills to their repertoire. The people wanting to develop their public speaking skills. For everyone who ever watched improv comedy and thought "I'd like to give that a try". This is for the people just wanting to be comfortable not knowing what'll happen next!

Whoever you are, whatever your background, if you're wanting to learn the skills of improv from the start and to be left with a solid grounding in improv, then this is the course for you.

Over 8-weeks, discover - through the supportive, collaborative process we call improv performance - how to create stories, characters and ideas to captivate an audience right before their eyes. Develop those public speaking skills to allow easier and more natural dialogs with your audience. Learn how to relish the opportunity to embrace the unexpected!

Class Topics

  • Trusting yourself and others
  • Yes And
  • Giving and receiving offers
  • Spatial understanding and physical awareness/mime
  • Gibberish and Non-verbal communication
  • Character
  • Status
  • Finding and emphasising 'the game' of comedy/improv


  • No prior experience of any kind (either improv or performance) required


  • ‘This course surpassed all my expectations! Expert and supportive teaching practised in collaboration with the loveliest bunch of people. If you have ever thought about giving improv a try, TBC is an awesome place to start.’
  • ‘[Introduction to Improv (101)] has given me the necessary tools to continue my improv journey and appreciate others' improv even more!’
  • ‘Gives you everything you need to get started with improv in a very supportive environment.’
  • ‘A great introduction to the main skills of improv in a friendly and supportive environment.’
  • ‘Best decision I've made this year, only second to adopting a cat.’
  • ‘A lesson for the soul!’
  • ‘Great way to have fun, meet people and learn the basics of improv’
  • ‘Great energy, free to be silly’

Show Details

Class runs weekly on Thursdays
Start Date: 21 September 2023
End Date: 09 November 2023
Time: 6:15pm-8:45pm
Venue: Edinburgh Palette (Room G5)

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Introduction to Improv