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Learn how to improvise, gain confidence, & have fun with friendly people IN REAL LIFE.

"It's like playtime for adults!"


In our drop-ins you’ll be guided through a core element of improvisational comedy in a friendly and supportive environment. But most importantly, you'll have a laugh!


You don’t need to be an Oscar winner to join us, in fact you don't need any acting, improv or comedy experience at all. The workshops focus on exercises and games to develop our teamwork and listening skills which easily lead you into creating entertaining scenes and characters!

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.

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 we head to the pub. All our workshops are open to absolutely anyone (over 17)!

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.

Due to COVID-19, we have made changes to the way we run workshops. You can read more about it on our Code of Conduct and COVID-19 Policy.

Improv Workshop Horley

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



Most of the Workshops are taught by Ed, founder of Dingbats, who has been teaching improv for over 5 years. Occasionally we get a special guest improv teacher to impart their wisdom.

WHEN & where



Join us in The Archway Theatre Studio on Wednesday evenings for some fun in a railway arch.


8.00pm - 10.00pm. Please arrive from 7.50pm so we can start bang on 8pm.

Class size:

12 maximum


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.


£9 + booking fee. You must book in advance online here. There will not be any tickets on the door.

If you enjoy your first few Dingbats Horley Workshops then, to come to the Horley workshops thereafter, you must become a Club Member of the Archway Theatre (the kind folk who let us use their Studio). It’s only £10 for the year and you receive a discount off all their main house shows.



Join us in The Hawth Theatre, Shelley Room every other Tuesday to learn how to improvise, meet some like minded people and have a laugh.


8.45pm - 10pm

Class size:

12 maximum


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.


£10. You may bring this in cash on the evening or book your place online here to guarantee yourself a space.

postponed due to covid-19

see online workshops

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

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