• all new thursday drop-ins!

thursday evening improv drop-in

A different theme every week. A flexible and fun way to keep practicing improv.

Due to popular demand we are now running Thursday drop-in workshops in addition to our Monday drop-ins.

We’ll be looking at a different theme each week, playing a variety of fun exercises around that key theme and then putting it all together and having some fun improvising a variety of different show games, scenes and formats.

These are a great way to keep practicing improv after a course or inbetween courses. You can come to as many or as few drop-ins as you want, whatever fits in with your improv life!

If you haven’t done any improv or acting before it’s best to start with one of the Back To Basics workshops below, or one of our beginners improv classes or beginners improv courses first.

If you want to do a more thorough improv course take a look at our longer improv courses.

all the info

Day: Every Thursday from late July 2019.

Time: 7pm – 9:30pm.

Cost: £16.

Venue: PQA, 242 Pentonville Rd, King’s Cross, London N1 9JY.

Tube: King’s Cross.

Ages: 18+

Please note these workshops are pre-bookable only now, so that we can keep class sizes to 16 people or smaller, there will be no spaces available on the night so please book in advance below.

classes coming up

Star bursting boom.Comic book explosion. Vector illustration

Thu 25th July 2019: Spontaneity

Improvising without thinking about it and without being limited by rules or structure. Connecting to your improv impulses and going for it. Speaking and acting without thinking.

Teacher: tbc.

Impro Workshop Smiling

Thu 1st August 2019: Beginners / Back to Basics

Suitable for beginners. A fun light hearted introduction to a variety of improv skills like Listening, Yes And, Commitment, Character and Scenes. A fun workshop to help you get into improvising for the first time, get back into improvising, or to get back to basics.

Teacher: Liam Brennan.

Chloe Cheering

Thu 8th August 2019: Game of the Scene

Spotting the first unusual thing in a scene and finding games in scenes. Deciding what the scene is about. Repeating patterns of behaviour with escalating emotion. Reacting truthfully to unusual situations.

Teacher: Liam Brennan.

Hoopla impro workshop Martin

Thu 15th August 2019: Who What Where

Defining character and relationship (who), location (where), what’s happening (what) and more in a scene without having to think about it too much. Who What Where based on discovering the scene from looking at the other person and picking up changes in body language and emotion.

Sold Out

Impro Workshop Smiling

Thu 22nd August 2019: Beginners / Back to Basics

Suitable for beginners. A fun light hearted introduction to a variety of improv skills like Listening, Yes And, Commitment, Character and Scenes. A fun workshop to help you get into improvising for the first time, get back into improvising, or to get back to basics.

Sold Out

Puppy

Thu 29th August 2019: Listening

Taking your attention off yourself and how you are doing and putting your attention on the other person instead. Everything you need is with your scenes partner on stage. Listening to verbal, physical and emotional offers. Replacing thinking with listening. Suitable for all levels.

Sold Out

George Abag Lights

Thu 5th September 2019: Character

Creating big, fun comedic characters through changes in movement, posture, voice, emotion and tempo. Using a mix of improv and clown skills. Not a serious workshop. Suits all levels.

Teacher: Liam Brennan.

Impro Workshop Smiling

Thu 12th September 2019: Beginners / Back to Basics

Suitable for beginners. A fun light hearted introduction to a variety of improv skills like Listening, Yes And, Commitment, Character and Scenes. A fun workshop to help you get into improvising for the first time, get back into improvising, or to get back to basics.

Teacher: Liam Brennan.

Long form mime object work

Thu 19th September 2019: Scenes

Scenes, scenes, scenes. Perform some scenes, then some more, receive some helpful tips, then perform some more scenes. Setting up a platform in a scene. Spotting and escalating the fun thing in a scene. Reincorporating things to find an end to the scene. Lots of scenes. Best for people who have done some improv before.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Comedy show by circus jugglers

Thu 26th September 2019: Clowning for Improvisers

Oh my gosssshhhh this could possible be the most fun stupid workshop ever. The best bits of clowning applied to improv in a playful way. Lots of games and mucking about. Following the laugh, being funny, playing the flop, being directed by the audience and making improv as much fun as possible.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Impro Workshop Smiling

Thu 3rd October 2019: Beginners / Back to Basics

Suitable for beginners. A fun light hearted introduction to a variety of improv skills like Listening, Yes And, Commitment, Character and Scenes. A fun workshop to help you get into improvising for the first time, get back into improvising, or to get back to basics.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

George Abag Lights

Thu 10th October 2019: Being Obvious

Being obvious instead of trying too hard to be clever or funny. By not trying too hard we realise we are already good enough, and can respond truthfully to what’s actually happening in the scene moment by moment.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Star bursting boom.Comic book explosion. Vector illustration

Thu 17th October 2019: Spontaneity

Improvising without thinking about it and without being limited by rules or structure. Connecting to your improv impulses and going for it. Speaking and acting without thinking.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Impro Workshop Smiling

Thu 24th October 2019: Beginners / Back to Basics

Suitable for beginners. A fun light hearted introduction to a variety of improv skills like Listening, Yes And, Commitment, Character and Scenes. A fun workshop to help you get into improvising for the first time, get back into improvising, or to get back to basics.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Chloe Cheering

Thu 31st October 2019: Game of the Scene

Spotting the first unusual thing in a scene and finding games in scenes. Deciding what the scene is about. Repeating patterns of behaviour with escalating emotion. Reacting truthfully to unusual situations.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Hoopla impro workshop Martin

Thu 7th November 2019: Who What Where

Defining character and relationship (who), location (where), what’s happening (what) and more in a scene without having to think about it too much. Who What Where based on discovering the scene from looking at the other person and picking up changes in body language and emotion.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Impro Workshop Smiling

Thu 14th November 2019: Beginners / Back to Basics

Suitable for beginners. A fun light hearted introduction to a variety of improv skills like Listening, Yes And, Commitment, Character and Scenes. A fun workshop to help you get into improvising for the first time, get back into improvising, or to get back to basics.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Puppy

Thu 21st November 2019: Listening

Taking your attention off yourself and how you are doing and putting your attention on the other person instead. Everything you need is with your scenes partner on stage. Listening to verbal, physical and emotional offers. Replacing thinking with listening. Suitable for all levels.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Meisner Technique for Improvisers

Thu 28th November 2019: The Meisner Technique for Improvisers

The highlights of the Meisner Technique applied to improv in a fun light hearted way. Repetition exercises. Emotional calls. Independent activities and emotional preparation. Living truthfully under imaginary circumstances.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Impro Workshop Smiling

Thu 5th December 2019: Beginners / Back to Basics

Suitable for beginners. A fun light hearted introduction to a variety of improv skills like Listening, Yes And, Commitment, Character and Scenes. A fun workshop to help you get into improvising for the first time, get back into improvising, or to get back to basics.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

George Abag Lights

Thu 12th December 2019: Character

Creating big, fun comedic characters through changes in movement, posture, voice, emotion and tempo. Using a mix of improv and clown skills. Not a serious workshop. Suits all levels.

Teacher: Liam Brennan.

Thu 19th Dec 2018: Christmas Fun Times!

Our last workshop before Christmas with lots of fun warm up games, some back to basics exercises and then a variety of great show games and formats to put you in good spirits for the Christmas holidays. Includes free mince pies and wine. Big old knees up at the pub afterwards too.

Teacher: Steve Roe.