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Welcome to the Nursery; a global hub for improv classes, courses and shows.

With over ten years experience teaching confidence, creativity and communication to everyone from beginners new to acting and comedy to seasoned veterans polishing their skills both online and in the UK, the Nursery is a leading light in improvisation.

We are partnering with the Black Improv Alliance as part of our commitment to make improv more inclusive of the communities it serves.The Nursery’s transition to online during Covid-19 has been generously supported by the

Arts Council England Emergency Fund
and London Community Emergency Response Fund

Thank you. It means everything.

Online Classes!

All of our our shows and classes are online, click below to learn more about virtual improv fun! Want to watch some online improv shows or attend an international panel on all things improv? Check out our Facebook page here

If you’d like an online course we aren’t already running, fill out this form and let us know!

If you would like more details on our policy towards coronavirus read our full policy here.

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Learn Improv with our courses

Nursery improv courses use acting and comedy skills to help you feel more confident, calm and mindful in social situations, as well as helping you build your creativity in a supportive and low risk environment. We believe everyone can enjoy and do improv. Our classes are suitable for anyone, artist or accountant, programmer or homemaker. Come brighten up your life with our improv classes. Our Beginners course is the place to start, introducing you to the building blocks and basic tools of improvising.

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Corporate Training

The Nursery’s applied improvisation classes take the skills we have learnt over ten years of theatrical production and applies them to contexts outside of the rehearsal room. Our standard classes use experiential learning to improve your company’s team dynamics, soft skills, ideation skills and creativity, but we can also design bespoke sessions, or even provide entertainment for your conference, meeting or party.

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One off Workshops

In addition to our open drop-ins and courses, the Nursery offers a variety of specialised and elective classes, including visiting international teachers and performers teaching specialised forms and skills, Women’s Workshops and a weekly LGBTG+ group. These workshops cater for a variety of skill levels and experiences and focus on specific areas.

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Improv Shows

From the UK’s best improv to stars of the small and the large screen, open audience jams to improvised plays, the Nursery has over ten years of experience presenting improv shows in London. Having been awarded runners up for Time Out culture spot in the city, the Nursery now brings you a bold and varied programme of improvised online shows.

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The Nursery/Maydays do not tolerate harassment of any kind, be it in our virtual or live spaces, or on our social media. People who engage in this kind of behaviour at The Nursery, or at any other organization, will not be allowed to participate in our community, in any capacity, online or in person.

For more information, please read our Code of Conduct. If you wish to report any incidents, you can send us an anonymous message here or get in touch to our team directly.

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