Online Improv Courses

The Nursery is a great place to learn improv!

The Nursery/Maydays online improv classes and courses are a great way to improve your confidence and creativity, as well as being great fun ways to meet people from all over the world.

Course options

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.

The Longform course will give you a solid foundation in the creative and practical techniques of longform improvisation, weaving various scenes together to make one coherent piece.

We also have specialist courses in a variety of subjects from Musical improv to Shakespeare and Improv for Writing. Take a look at what’s on currently offer below.

Our courses are based on over a decade’s experience of providing world-class longform improvisation training.

We also offer up to two fully-funded Bursary spots for students in each of our classes, along with partial Bursary options as well 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.

Learn more about the Jason Chin Improv Bursary here.

Where to start

If you’re an absolute beginner why not dip your toes in at an online drop in class? All our general drop-ins are open to all abilities, but if you are nervous about the tech of an online class or about improv then our Thursday 7.30pm class is perfect for you!

If you’re more experienced, with a couple of courses under your belt you’d be able to start on any specialist courses that take your fancy, just email us if you’re not sure which is best for you.

If you’d like to read up on what these courses are like, take a look at these articles:

Five things to expect at your first improv class

Five things you might hear in your first course

We are partnering with the Black Improv Alliance as part of our commitment to make improv more inclusive of the communities it serves.


01jul12:00 am2:00 amVirtual EventOnline Improv course: improvise it! script it! Film it!12:00 am - 2:00 am BST

07jul2:00 pm4:00 pmVirtual Eventonline super elective: Twists & Turns2:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT

07jul7:30 pm9:30 pmVirtual Eventonline Super Elective: genre mash up7:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST

13jul4:00 pm7:00 pmVirtual Eventonline improv intensive: playwrights4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

14jul7:30 pm9:30 pmVirtual Eventonline improv course: improv playground7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

17jul1:00 pm3:00 pmVirtual EventOnline Ten Styles of Scene Improv Course (Part 2: Styles 6-10)1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

20jul4:00 pm7:00 pmVirtual Eventonline improv intensive: writing science fiction and fantasy4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

20jul4:00 pm7:00 pmVirtual Eventonline improv intensive: Intro to Teaching4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

23jul7:00 pm9:00 pmVirtual EventOnline Improv Super-Elective: Confident Scenes with Viewpoints & POV7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST


17aug4:00 pm7:00 pmVirtual Eventonline improv intensive: playing longer scenes4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


06sep7:00 pm9:30 pmVirtual Event8 Week Super Elective: Sitcom Spec Script Writing Course7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST

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