Clingy Priest Description Have two lines of improvisers. The first line pick an emotion and role each (like clingy priest). Get them to pass these to the person next to them in secret. Now play scenes where they embody the characters they were given with one other player who has no clingy priest. Switch around[…]

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Blanks Steal a Car Description A scene with three people in a car. Once they’ve done a bit of a scene, one of them says “Oh no, that bunch of [blank] are going to steal this car!” New improvisers enter in character, take over the car and the idea repeats.   Subscribe to Our Newsletter[…]

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Rubber Chicken/Crazy Eights Description Stand in a circle. As one, everyone takes one foot off the floor and shakes it eight times, chanting the numbers out loud (one, two, three, four…). Switch and do the same with the other foot. Switch to one hand. Switch to the other hand. Immediately repeat but now only up[…]

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Stand on the Line Description This game works best moving on from Come Over Here If. One person indicates that one corner represents one thing and the opposite corner another; i.e. “Over here is Lord of the Rings, over here is Harry Potter”. People then stand relative to what’s true for them. If you liked[…]

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Story of Your Name Description A great getting to know you game!  Simply go around the circle and asking everyone how they got their name. It makes names more memorable and helps people get to know one another. Start by telling the story of your own name. Reassure people that it doesn’t need to be[…]

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Thunderdome Description Two people go into the middle of the circle as everyone chants “Thunderdome! Thunderdome! Thunderdome!” The players are given a category (types of cake, makes of car, holiday destinations). They take turns to name something in the category. If they fail to come up with something, they leave the circle. Everyone chants ‘Thunderdome’[…]

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What Are You Doing? Description Two improvisers on stage. One asks “What are you doing?” The second replies with any action they like, for instance: “I’m driving a car”. The first improviser then mimes driving a car. The second improviser asks “What are you doing?”, the reply is another action such as “I’m bowling”. In[…]

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Whisky Mixer Description Whisky Mixer is a circle game to stop the class/teams worrying about failure. The idea is that you will get this game wrong, so instead of apologising or re-stating, just style it out. The phrase ‘whisky mixer’ is passed to the left around the circle. When they have it, add ‘viscous mixture’[…]

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Wink Murder Description Fun warmup game! Everyone stands in a circle and closes their eyes. One person walks around the circle and touch one person on the shoulder; they are the murderer. Everyone opens their eyes. The murderer can kill someone by winking at them. They should have a very theatrical death. If someone guesses[…]

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1,2,3 Description Fun and simple warm-up game. Two people face each other. They count to three, changing who starts the count each time. We then repeat where instead of saying 2 they clap their hands, and then also adding in instead of saying 3 they jump in the air. When mistakes are made they should[…]

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Character Monologue Description A solo game where the actor is given a gesture (picking their nose, scratching their knee, rolling their eyes). They perform the gesture a few times then deliver a character monologue inspired by it.   Subscribe to Our Newsletter If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter containing helpful improv resources,[…]

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Complaints Department Description A fun guessing game! One improvise plays a customer and leaves the room while the audience are asked to suggest what the customer has returned to the shop and what was wrong with it. When the customer re-enters they must guess the audience suggestions. The audience tell them how well they’re doing[…]

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