online improv course: improv playground

29may1:00 pm3:00 pmonline improv course: improv playground1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Details

Level: Open

Designed for beginning students who have been bitten by the improv bug and can’t wait to get more!

Continue to hone the basic principles of improvisation such as ensemble, imagination, and “Yes, And…”.  Participants will continue to gain knowledge through group exercises and short form games that are built to be entertaining on their own as well as build the performance skills need to continue into our intermediate and advanced courses.

This course is built to both solidify skills established in our Beginner’s Course such as:

Jumping into the unknown with confidence

Collaborating with a team

Discovering the fun and then following it

And introduce performance skills such as:

Building an improvised scene with a partner

Experimenting with music and genre

Playing a character

Min. participants 6, max. participants 14.

This Open course runs for 6 weeks, 29 May-3 July, Saturdays, 1-3pm BST.

Open – A class for anyone, regardless of your improv experience. Although more experienced players are of course welcome, the content does not require any prior improv knowledge.

We offer scholarships for all online courses in order to make sure that the fun and community of improvisation is available to as many people as possible across the globe.

Scholarships are available for all online courses.

You are encouraged to apply if you would not normally be able to:

Afford these courses

Or be unlikely to attend a course for any other reason

No set criteria

Apply for any course that is live on the Maydays or Nursery website.

Closed captioning is available in all of our classes and courses. If you need any information on how to access this in zoom, please contact


(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Dan Ryan is a London-based improviser and coach, and currently plays in Nursery house team Parkin, and in Soundcheck, the show of amusing musical musings. After doing his first improv show in Slovenia in the late nineties, he co-founded Barcelona Improv Group in 2011, before joining Ripcord, London’s first freeform team, in 2014. He loves fearlessness and theatricality, and believes in the power of practice, practice, practice.

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