Level 1: Spontaneity
Complete beginners are welcome – you don’t need any previous improv or performing experience. This is the place to start your improv journey! The Level 1 course is designed to give
Complete beginners are welcome – you don’t need any previous improv or performing experience. This is the place to start your improv journey!
The Level 1 course is designed to give you a grounding in key skills for improv. It’s also a great next step if you’ve done some one off classes and want to really dive in – or if you’ve done some improv before but taken a long break.
The course costs £200 for eight evenings 7-9:30 pm. We also offer diversity scholarships for those who are underrepresented in the improvisation community or who would be unable to afford the course.
You can pay for this course in one chunk in full. Or for a 50% deposit with the balance being paid in full at the start of the course.
The Nursery is a charity and does its best to keep course fees low to make improv accessible for as many people as possible. To this end, we offer two course prices, our standard rate of £240, and a higher rate of £500 which includes a significant donation to the Nursery. These donations help us to keep offering free and subsidised places through our scholarship scheme
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
18 Leather Lane, Holborn, London, EC1N 7SU
Stephen Davidson is the Artistic Director of Improvable, QI: Queer Improv, Carmen: A gender-swapped Film Noir Fantasy, Love and Misinformation: An Improvised Play in the style of Caryl Churchill, and co-director of Zeal: The Pride Improv Festival. He currently also plays in Boxed in, Castles in the Air, an improvised Studio Ghibli film, in The Nursery Theatre’s mainstage ensemble, and in duo The Happiest People in the World with Erick Castellan.
Stephen teaches improv through Improvable and the Nursery Theatre, and is also a diversity officer for Hoopla Improv. He has taught and performed all over the world. He is also the author of Play Like an Ally.
Stephen loves improv and one of the world’s most cheerful people when playing or teaching. When coaching and directing improv he prides himself on creating a positive environment so that players can perform at their best. Stephen likes his improv like he likes his partners; silly, clever, and emotionally connected. Stephen has studied improv through i/o Chicago, The Nursery, Annoyance, UCB, Hoopla, The Maydays, Music Box, Showstoppers, and with many visiting artists including Dave Razowsky, Bill Arnett, Kaci Beeler, Heather Anne Campbell, Deanna Fleysher, and many more.
The teacher for this course is subject to change.