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IMPROV LABS

improv classes for experienced improvisers. take your improv to the next level.

TAKE YOUR IMPROV TO THE NEXT LEVEL

 

The Dingbats Improv Labs are similar to our our Workshops, but we'll putting our improv skill under a powerful microscope and poking it with a spatula. What that means is that it's for experienced improvisers.


As well as doing exercises to further develop our teamwork and listening skills, the Labs will focus on learning advanced  techniques, long-form structures, narrative and Game of the Scene.

Each week is something completely different and exciting! One week we might be diving deep into character and the next week we could be practicing new long-form structures. regardless of the topic, they are guaranteed fun and great way to develop your skills further.

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WHO can join?

 

The labs are open to experienced improvisers.

 

Technically there are no pre-requisite courses or classes and anyone could book a place. However, we will expect knowledge and experience of all the basic improv skills.

 

You don't have to have trained with Dingbats before, you could have trained elsewhere. We recommend that you have over 6 months of experience improvising.

All our drop-in classes are open to people over the age of 17. We can run bespoke workshops for younger groups. Enquire here.

If you are new to improv, you will love our drop-in Improv Workshops.

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Experienced Teacher

The Labs are taught by Ed Pithie, founder of Dingbats Improv, who has been teaching improv for over eight years.

 

Occasionally we get a special guest improv teacher to impart their wisdom.

Ed Pithie Improv Coach

WHEN? WHERE? AND HOW MUCH?

 

The Labs will take place on occasional Wednesdays and Tuesdays 8pm - 10pm GMT. Keep an eye on the ticketing site for upcoming Labs.

They will mostly be taught at The Archway Theatre in Horley, but may sometimes take place at The Hawth in Crawley.

These are drop-in workshops so you don't have to book for a whole term. You can book as many or as few as you like. A place at a Lab is £9 + booking fee.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"Ed created a fun atmosphere and made sure nobody felt under pressure.."

— Craig | Google Reviews

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New to improv? Join our drop-in workshops open to everyone.

Upcoming LABS

Has the class you want to attend sold out? Add yourself to the waiting list and we'll email you if any spaces become available.
  • Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Hawth
    Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Hawth
    Sold Out
    Wed, 22 May
    The Hawth Theatre
    22 May 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ, UK
    22 May 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ, UK
    Learn to improvise, gain confidence in performance, and have a laugh.
  • Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Archway
    Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Archway
    Sold Out
    Wed, 29 May
    The Archway Theatre
    29 May 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Archway Theatre, The Drive, Horley RH6 7NQ, UK
    29 May 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Archway Theatre, The Drive, Horley RH6 7NQ, UK
    Learn to improvise, gain confidence in performance, and have a laugh.
  • Online Improv Comedy Workshop
    Online Improv Comedy Workshop
    Sold Out
    Tue, 04 Jun
    Zoom Workshop
    04 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 21:45
    Zoom Workshop
    04 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 21:45
    Zoom Workshop
    Learn the art of creating improvised scenes, stories and characters as a group in our fun drop-in workshops hosted over Zoom.
  • Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Hawth
    Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Hawth
    Sold Out
    Wed, 05 Jun
    The Hawth Theatre
    05 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ, UK
    05 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ, UK
    Learn to improvise, gain confidence in performance, and have a laugh.
  • Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Archway
    Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Archway
    Sold Out
    Wed, 12 Jun
    The Archway Theatre
    12 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Archway Theatre, The Drive, Horley RH6 7NQ, UK
    12 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Archway Theatre, The Drive, Horley RH6 7NQ, UK
    Learn to improvise, gain confidence in performance, and have a laugh.
  • Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Hawth with Jenny Haufek
    Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Hawth with Jenny Haufek
    Sold Out
    Wed, 19 Jun
    The Hawth Theatre
    19 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ, UK
    19 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ, UK
    Learn to improvise, gain confidence in performance, and have a laugh.
  • Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Archway
    Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Archway
    Sold Out
    Wed, 26 Jun
    The Archway Theatre
    26 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Archway Theatre, The Drive, Horley RH6 7NQ, UK
    26 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Archway Theatre, The Drive, Horley RH6 7NQ, UK
    Learn to improvise, gain confidence in performance, and have a laugh.
  • Dingbats Improv Retreat 2024
    Dingbats Improv Retreat 2024
    Fri, 06 Sept
    Wadhurst
    06 Sept 2024, 16:00 – 08 Sept 2024, 12:00
    Wadhurst, Hopgarden Glamping, Wadhurst TN5 6QX, UK
    06 Sept 2024, 16:00 – 08 Sept 2024, 12:00
    Wadhurst, Hopgarden Glamping, Wadhurst TN5 6QX, UK
    A weekend of improv classes, shows, food and fun in the great outdoors!

ALL OTHER CLASSES

  • Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Hawth
    Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Hawth
    Sold Out
    Wed, 22 May
    The Hawth Theatre
    22 May 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ, UK
    22 May 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ, UK
    Learn to improvise, gain confidence in performance, and have a laugh.
  • Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Archway
    Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Archway
    Sold Out
    Wed, 29 May
    The Archway Theatre
    29 May 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Archway Theatre, The Drive, Horley RH6 7NQ, UK
    29 May 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Archway Theatre, The Drive, Horley RH6 7NQ, UK
    Learn to improvise, gain confidence in performance, and have a laugh.
  • Online Improv Comedy Workshop
    Online Improv Comedy Workshop
    Sold Out
    Tue, 04 Jun
    Zoom Workshop
    04 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 21:45
    Zoom Workshop
    04 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 21:45
    Zoom Workshop
    Learn the art of creating improvised scenes, stories and characters as a group in our fun drop-in workshops hosted over Zoom.
  • Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Hawth
    Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Hawth
    Sold Out
    Wed, 05 Jun
    The Hawth Theatre
    05 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ, UK
    05 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ, UK
    Learn to improvise, gain confidence in performance, and have a laugh.
  • Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Archway
    Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Archway
    Sold Out
    Wed, 12 Jun
    The Archway Theatre
    12 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Archway Theatre, The Drive, Horley RH6 7NQ, UK
    12 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Archway Theatre, The Drive, Horley RH6 7NQ, UK
    Learn to improvise, gain confidence in performance, and have a laugh.
  • Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Hawth with Jenny Haufek
    Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Hawth with Jenny Haufek
    Sold Out
    Wed, 19 Jun
    The Hawth Theatre
    19 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ, UK
    19 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ, UK
    Learn to improvise, gain confidence in performance, and have a laugh.
  • Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Archway
    Improv Scene Skills Workshop @ The Archway
    Sold Out
    Wed, 26 Jun
    The Archway Theatre
    26 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Archway Theatre, The Drive, Horley RH6 7NQ, UK
    26 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    The Archway Theatre, The Drive, Horley RH6 7NQ, UK
    Learn to improvise, gain confidence in performance, and have a laugh.
  • Dingbats Improv Retreat 2024
    Dingbats Improv Retreat 2024
    Fri, 06 Sept
    Wadhurst
    06 Sept 2024, 16:00 – 08 Sept 2024, 12:00
    Wadhurst, Hopgarden Glamping, Wadhurst TN5 6QX, UK
    06 Sept 2024, 16:00 – 08 Sept 2024, 12:00
    Wadhurst, Hopgarden Glamping, Wadhurst TN5 6QX, UK
    A weekend of improv classes, shows, food and fun in the great outdoors!
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