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IMPROV WORKSHOPS

Learn how to improvise, gain confidence, & have fun IN THESE DROP-IN CLASSES

In our workshops you’ll learn how to improvise scenes and games in a friendly and supportive environment. But most importantly, you'll have a laugh!

You don't need any acting, improv or comedy experience to join these workshops. All the workshops will lead you gently into creating entertaining scenes and characters!

The workshops usually consist of silly ice-breaker warm ups, exercises to learn new skills and lots of time to play scenes and practise what we’ve learnt. Then, if you want to, you can join us at the pub afterwards to get to know each other.

Improv is the perfect skill to develop if you are an actor looking to enhance your skill set, a writer looking for inspiration, or anyone looking to unwind after work and gain a better understanding of creative collaboration.

There are two types of drop-in workshop: Scene Skills and Short-Form Games. Our other drop-in classes are our Advanced Classes (Labs) and Online Workshops.

Scene Skills

Learn the core improv skills for long-form improvisation in these Scene Skills workshops. Each week is something completely different and exciting! One week we'll be creating and exploring character, the next week we might be practicing how to improvise a narrative and then the next week we'll do the whole workshop in mime!

Short-Form Games

Learn how to play your favourite short form games in a low pressure workshop. Each week will focus on one or two improv games, and by the end you'll be confident to play these games at an improv jam.

When you book a place on a workshop you will have to agree to the Code of Conduct.

TEACHERS

Most of the workshops are taught by Ed Pithie, founder of Dingbats, who has been teaching improv for over eight years. Occasionally we get a special guest improv teacher to impart their wisdom.

Improv Workshop Horley
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Would you prefer to learn from the comfort of your own home? We run online classes too.

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Hire us to run a team building workshop on Zoom for your team!

There is almost always a drop-in workshop on Wednesdays at either The Hawth Theatre or The Archway Theatre. There may be extra drop-in workshops on Mondays or Tuesdays. The workshop type (Scene Skills or Short Form Games) and the location varies each week. Details of our upcoming workshops are listed at the bottom of this page.

 

The information below is constant whatever the workshop type and location:
 

Time

8.00pm - 10.00pm on Wednesdays and Tuesdays, and 7.00pm - 9.00pm on Mondays. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the start time so we can begin on time.

Class size

14 maximum

Price

Usually £10. This can change depending on the venue, the teacher and length of session. You must book in advance online here. There will not be any tickets on the door.

USUAL LOCATIONS

WHEN & where

THE ARCHWAY, HORLEY

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Join us in The Archway Theatre for some fun in a railway arch in Horley.

Address:

The Archway Theatre Studio, The Drive, Horley, Surrey, RH6 7NQ

Getting here:

It's directly underneath Horley Train Station and there's plenty of parking on the roads nearby.

THE HAWTH, CRAWLEY

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Join us in The Hawth Theatre's "Loft" to learn how to improvise, meet like minded people and have a laugh in Crawley.

Address:

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 6YZ

Getting here:

The theatre is a 15 minute walk from Three Bridges Station or Crawley Station and is conveniently on the Metrobus route. For those who drive, there is plenty of free parking on site.

Upcoming DROP-IN WORKSHOPS

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.

ALL OTHER CLASSES

  • 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!

If you have any questions or want to find out more, don't hesitate to email us at dingbatsimprov@gmail.com.

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