Start your improv or sketch comedy journey! A new term of beginner workshops starts next week. No experience required.

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New Classes Starting Soon!

Run from our brand new training centre in the Melbourne CBD, our Chicago-style improv and sketch comedy workshops program is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Over 1000 of Melbourne's most talented and creative people have enjoyed taking courses with us since our launch in 2012, and we routinely have over 100 active students at any given time. Now it's your turn!

Each class includes free admission to as many shows as you can watch at the Improv Conspiracy Theatre (pending ticket availability) plus an end-of-term performance for your friends and family to see what you've been up to.

2017 Term schedule

  • Term 1: January 9 - March 5
  • Term 2: March 6 - April 30
  • Term 3: May 1 - June 25
  • Term 4: June 26 - August 20
  • Term 5: August 21 - October 15
  • Term 6: October 16 - December 10
  • A Free Taste (Optional Trial Session)

    Improv is for everyone, not just established actors and comedians. To prove it, we're offering you a high-fun low-pressure intro session for FREE!

    There are no scheduled workshops in this category, please join our mailing list to find out when we announce new opportunities!

    Improv Level 1 - Introduction to Long Form Improv

    Our introductory course, for improv newbies and veterans alike. This workshop teaches the basics of Chicago-style long form improvisation, which may be different from what you're used to if you've trained elsewhere in Australia.

    Name & Start Date Instructor Status
    8 Weeks
    Monday, May 1
    7-10pm
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    8 Weeks
    Tuesday, May 2
    7-10pm
    On Sale
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    8 Weeks
    Saturday, May 6
    3-6pm
    On Sale
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    Improv Level 2 - Character & Relationship

    Now that you know the basics, this workshop aims to give a deeper understanding of the building blocks of long form improvisation: Character & Relationship

    Name & Start Date Instructor Status
    8 Weeks
    Tuesday, May 2
    7-10pm
    On Sale
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    Password Required
    8 Weeks
    Wednesday, May 3
    7-10pm
    On Sale
    More Info
    Password Required

    Improv Level 3 - The Game of the Scene

    Solid scenework is the foundation upon which all long form improv is built. This workshop focuses entirely on scenes and the ingredients that go into making them comedic!

    Name & Start Date Instructor Status
    8 Weeks
    Monday, May 1
    7-10pm
    On Sale
    More Info
    Password Required
    8 Weeks
    Saturday, May 6
    3-6pm
    On Sale
    More Info
    Password Required

    Improv Level 4 - Introduction to Harold

    This class serves as your introduction to the Harold longform format. More technical than previous levels, this workshop builds on everything you've learnt so far!

    Name & Start Date Instructor Status
    8 Weeks
    Wednesday, May 3
    7-10pm
    On Sale
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    Password Required

    Improv Level 5 - Intermediate Harold

    You've done a few Harolds and you're getting the hang of things! Now it's time to go in-depth and gain more experience with this amazing format.

    Name & Start Date Instructor Status
    8 Weeks
    Tuesday, May 2
    7-10pm
    On Sale
    More Info
    Password Required

    Special Elective Workshops

    From time to time we hope to offer elective courses focusing on special skills or improv formats. These will be announced as they come available, and may have prerequisites.

    There are no scheduled workshops in this category, please join our mailing list to find out when we announce new opportunities!