Introduction to OHT: the Heartcore course


Our distinctive course introducing our style of improvisation, open to all and welcoming beginners.
(If you’re not sure what improvisation is, we have a quick summary here.)

Workshop location is currently: Floor Six, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE, United Kingdom

The Heartcore course is the introduction to the Open Heart Theatre’s style of improvisation. It’s appropriate for beginners but open to improvisers of experience interested in our approach to the artform. The course lasts eight weeks, each class lasting two hours.

During the course we will play with improvisation fundamentals like agreement, focus, patterns and association. Classes will involve exercises, games and guided scenes. Together we’ll explore, make mistakes, and laugh a lot.

At the core is our whole-hearted approach: committing to our choices, fuelling our scenes with emotion, and putting more of ourselves into the work.

To find out when we are running the next Heartcore course and to apply for a place, or to find out about other courses we are running for improvisers, see our Available Courses page.