Available Courses


The available courses are listed below. Simply fill in the contact form below, putting the Course ID in the subject line, to apply. You can also use the form to make enquiries – remember to use the Course ID if your enquiry relates to a specific course. You can also check out testimonials on our past courses here.

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If money is posing a problem at the moment, be aware of our Bursary scheme – and you can always talk to us.

All workshops are held at the following address: Floor Six, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE, United Kingdom

5th August | Comic Devices | workshop from Kevin Scott, NYC

 

 

 

5th May! Guest instructors John Agapiou and Alice Sanders: Explore and Exploit

We have two very experienced instructors visiting us in Newcastle. John’s workshop will help us explore, to discover fun and unusual things by following your inspiration. Alice will look at how to exploit: how to make the most of a fun idea by playing ‘the game of the scene’. These are two workshops that can be taken separately or together. More information here.

Coming soon! Other Hearts: Improvising with masks and puppetry

This course will open the door to  connection, flow and decision-free work – the things that make improv really fly – through exploring tabletop puppeteering and mask work. This is a four-week course. More information about the course here.

This course is led by William Steele.

 

The Heartcore course: foundations of improvisation (currently ongoing)

This is our distinctive course introducing our style of improvisation, open to all and welcoming beginners. This is an eight-week course. More information about the course here.

This course was run in October-December 2017, January-March 2018, and is currently running for a third time as of April 2018.

Open World: techniques for explorative improvisation (not currently offered, future dates tba)

This course prepares you to chase improvisation into crazy and unexpected corners, following the funny and building whole worlds of imagination. It’s aimed at people who have completed the Heartcore course, but interested improvisers who have gained experience elsewhere can get in touch to see whether they may also be eligible to apply. More information about the course here.

Last offered March-April 2018.

 

Heart to Heart scenework course (not currently offered, future dates tba)

This is our follow-on to the Heartcore course, putting focus on what matters most in improvisation: the scene, and the relationship at the heart of it. This six-week course is aimed at people who have completed the Heartcore course, but interested improvisers who have gained experience elsewhere can get in touch to see whether they may also be eligible to apply. More information about the course here.

Last offered January-February 2018.