Learn to Improvise

The 'Intro to Impro' Weekend - A Perfect Introduction for Beginners


Relax as two of the SPROUT IDEAS team guide you through the essentials of improvisation. This course covers everything you ever wanted to know about how to improvise but were afraid to ask. Sprout Ideas have been teaching Impro workshops for over 10 years ... come and join in the fun!



To book a place, or for more details


Because numbers are limited you must book in advance to guarantee your place.
Email us at info@sproutideas.co.uk or call us on 020-8923-2545 to get details to book by post or online.



Who is this course aimed at?


  • Complete beginners - interested in acting or performing or wishing to improve their communication skills and confidence.
  • Actors & performers new to impro.
  • Improvisers who wish to refresh their existing skills


Intro to Impro


Tell me about the course


You'll learn all the rules that make impro work and engage in exercises to develop the skills core to successful improvisation.


  • How to be more spontaneous
  • How to release your creativity (or how you block it)
  • Being in the moment
  • Improve you active listening
  • Teamwork & creating stories ideas collectively

We learn that "failure" does not exist - only more or less successful ways of doing things.


Your tutors will be 2 of the experienced improvisers from the Sprout Ideas team, and the days are designed to be 100% practical with most of the work in pairs or small groups.


It is suitable for:


  • Complete beginners - interested in acting or performing or wishing to improve their communication skills and confidence
  • Actors & Performers new to impro
  • Improvisers who wish to refresh their existing skills. (Even if you have some prior experience of impro we usually recommend you start your journey here since everything we cover in subsequent courses is based on the core principles we introduce here.)


In fact this course is suitable to anyone who wants to try something different and have a fun weekend.

Note: This course is not suitable for anyone with significant learning difficulties or visual impairment.


The group will be limited to a maximum of 16 people.




Both days run from 10.30am to 5.30pm





The weekend costs £100 (£75 concessions) – Get £10 off if you mention “Impro Fest UK”.





The City College Building
East Road
N1 6AH
Nearest Tube: Old Street (Northern Line)



Intro to Impro


Are you the sort of person to try Impro?


Here are some of the occupations of the students we have taught:


Computer Programmers, Journalists, Secretaries, Designers, Writers, Artists, Teachers, Street Performers, Market Researchers, Doctors, Business Analysts, Editors, Company Directors, Dancers, Cartoonists, Sales People, Communication Officers, Singers, Stock Managers, Actors, Nurses, Stand-up Comedians, Dentists, Accountants, DJs, Photographers, Negotiators, Child Minders, Schedule & Operations Executives, Students, Life-coaches, Economists, Film producers and Marketers, Holistic Massage Therapists, Admin assistants, Beauticians...


What can I get out of an Improvisation Workshop?


At the risk of repeating things you’ve already read – you’ll really learn how to be more creative and spontaneous. Being totally “in the moment” and having all your focus on the here and now is the place you need to be to deliver your best “performance”. Whether it’s as an actor, or a sports star, or a delivering a presentation, or just making a meal. The past and the future only offer reason to worry the present moment is the place where you have more concentration and less fear of failure. Improvisation is all about bringing yourself to the present moment so you can instantaneously create ideas, scenes, characters and games together. To get up and create things from nothing with a team of people requires heightened listening, communication skills and trust (in others and yourself). It requires confidence and being prepared to take a little risk...and you can learn to do it all. Did we mention its fun too?



Do you have to be funny?


A lot of people say “I couldn’t do an improv class – I am not very funny”. Improvisation is not stand-up comedy. You don’t have to come up with a constant stream of one-liners – in fact quite often they get in the way. Improvisation does tend to produce humorous games and scenes – but there is room for every sort of creativity in an impro class. Storytelling... Characters... and yes occasionally one-liners too.



Come and find out where your creativity lies . . .


The essence improvisation is to be spontaneously creative – and anyone can learn to do it. (In fact unless you’re living your whole life with a script in your hand you’re doing it now – everyone is improvising all day long). We’ll show you have to refine those skills you already have to develop your ideas on the hoof more successfully and “be in the moment”.


It is also a good way to build confidence in yourself and your creativity. Also, impro is not a solo activity - it is about generating ideas and stories with another person or group of people so communication between all the participants are heightened and improved through the practice.


Sprout Ideas have been teaching Impro workshops for over 10 years ... come and join in the fun!


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