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Advanced Improv Course - Harold (6 Weeks)
Advanced Improv Course - Harold (6 Weeks)

Mon, 19 Feb


The Hawth & Ifield Drive Centre

Advanced Improv Course - Harold (6 Weeks)

Learn the basics of the Harold format as a team in a fun and supportive series of workshops!

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19 Feb 2024, 19:00 – 25 Mar 2024, 21:00

The Hawth & Ifield Drive Centre, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ, UK


An introduction the improv format 'Harold' in a fun and supportive series of workshops!


Enhance your improv skills with our upcoming advanced improv course, which will introduce you to the Harold, a renowned long-form improv structure. First performed in California in 1967 by The Committee, the Harold format is globally celebrated, practiced and performed by numerous improv groups.

In this structure, an improv team will collaboratively create a number of characters and scenarios, sparked by a single audience suggestion. These are then explored further through more scenes, cleverly interconnected through emerging themes, offering the opportunity to create some funny and meaningful improv.

Regarded as an excellent training-wheel for refining advanced improv techniques, the Harold format is a playful yet effective way to enhance your long-form improv skills.

The course will delve into various aspects of the Harold, including:

- Performing engaging (and useful) openings

- Initiating premise-driven scenes

- Developing the 'Game of the Scene' across multiple beats

- Reincorporation

Spanning six weekly workshops, you'll learn and develop as a team. Like all Dingbats classes, this course emphasises fun and learning through a mix of improv games, exercises, and scene practice, all while diving into this exciting format.


As this course teaches an advanced improv structure, attendees must have improv experience, specifically knowledge and practice of Game of the Scene. If you are new to improv, we recommend you start by attending the weekly drop-in workshops or attending our Beginners Improv Course first.

The course will be run by Ed Pithie who has been teaching improv with Dingbats Improv for over nine years.


The class will run on Mondays at 7pm-9pm on the following dates:

  • 19th February 2024 at The Hawth Theatre
  • 26th February at The Hawth Theatre
  • 4th March 2024 at Ifield Drive Community Centre
  • 11th March 2024 at The Hawth Theatre
  • 18th March 2024 at The Hawth Theatre
  • 25th  March 2024 at The Hawth Theatre


Most of the workshops will be at:

The Hawth Theatre,

Hawth Ave,


RH10 6YZ

By public transport: the theatre is a 15 minute walk, or a direct bus route, from Three Bridges or Crawley Station. By car: There is a free car park on site.

The workshop on 4th March will be at:

Ifield Drive Community Centre,

Ifeild Drive,



RH11 0EL


If you have any questions or want to find out more, don't hesitate to email us at or find out more information about us at


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