About Introduction to Improv Weekend Intensive

Are you a comedy aficionado? Do you love “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Are you a fan of comedy legends who started in improv, such as Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Mike Myers, and Keegan-Michael Key? Then this is the course for you!

What will you learn on this course?

This is an intensive beginners’ two-day course to learn the core skills of improvised comedy.

Discover the joy, freedom, and challenge of Improv. Learn to be more creative and playful in this low-pressure, high-enjoyment class that cultivates a fun, friendly, supportive and stress-free environment.

Improv is not the same as stand-up; you are not alone on stage and it’s not about telling jokes. It’s about working together as a team with other improvisers to spontaneously create group stories, scenes & sketches. There’s no such thing as failure in improve!

Over two days you’ll progress as a team while learning core improvisation skills like Spontaneity, Listening, Yes And Character, Scenes, Story, and Status.

The course is run by Jon Trevor, founder and leader of Box of Frogs, director of the Birmingham Improv Festival.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners; no drama, acting, comedy or improv experience is required as full guidance is given. It is also open to writers, actors, and comedians looking to widen their skills, and to introverts who are wanting to gain more confidence!

This course may be accessible for people with disabilities. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific accessibility needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please bring water and wear comfortable clothes.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

Who teaches this course?

Jon Trevor, Birmingham Improv

Dates and times

  • May – May