The Nursery & The Maydays Online Drop-Ins

Check out our online drop-in classes!

Book as and when you like if a full course isn’t your thing right now, and choose from Open, Scenework and Music. All classes are 2 hours except the Scenework classes which are 2.5 hours, and all except Scenework are open to all experience levels from ‘nothing’ to ‘loads’!

Looking for full courses? Click here!

Want a specific elective? Over here!

Questions about online improv? Check out our FAQ!

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

Please note:

– Class links are sent 2 hours before a class.

– The minimum participants to run a class is 4, and with the current situation we cannot always guarantee we will have enough to run a class.  If your drop-in is cancelled, you will be notified about an hour before the class.

– If you have any difficulty with your class link and cannot get in to a session, please contact us through The Nursery Facebook messenger, as this is instant and teachers will be checking before class (emails may not reach us in time).

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 classes@thenurserytheatre.com

We offer free places for all online drop-ins and electives in order to make sure that the fun and community of improvisation is available to as many people as possible across the globe.

  • Free tickets available to those who are unable to afford them
  • Option to Buy a place, Give a place – for yourself and a place for someone less able to afford it.

Open Drop-in

Level: Open

Open online drop-ins offer a combination of pair and group work, challenge and fun. In these classes, you will practise the skills of building, agreement, emotional expression and creativity. You will have an opportunity to connect with people around the world and share community and laughter through improvisation games and scenes.

These classes are energetic and playful, and each one is different, offering an opportunity to play and grow in challenging times.

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

Times:

Thursday 7.30pm-9.30pm

Music

Level: Open

Two hours of improvising musicals with some of the most experienced teachers on the improv scene. You will have an opportunity to connect with people around the world and share community and laughter through Musical improvisation games and scenes.

During these online drop-ins, you’ll be introduced to the core skills of melody and lyrics, rhyming and choruses, leading to the ability to create songs on any topic right there. In a supportive and nurturing environment, you’ll see how to fit songs into scenes and perform with flair and commitment.

Please note this class will involve some solo singing.

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

This is a wide ability class, but if you’ve never done musical improv feel free to contact us at classes@thenurserytheatre.com.

Times:

Sunday 10.30am-12.30pm / 6pm-8pm (check Eventbrite for details)

Audio-Only

Level: Open

Are you suffering from Zoom Fatigue? Or unable to perform on-screen? If so, this is the perfect place to reconnect with improv in a fun, supportive environment. In these classes, you will practise the skills of building, agreement, emotional expression and creativity without ever turning on your camera. You will have an opportunity to connect with people around the world and share community and laughter through improvised games and scenes. Perfect for people joining from their phones or who have less than stellar internet connections. These classes are energetic and playful, and each one is different, offering an opportunity to play and grow in challenging times.

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

Times:

First Sunday of every month, 2 – 4pm GMT

FAQs

Who teaches these classes?

All classes are taught by experienced members of The Nursery and The Maydays teaching staff. The schedule changes weekly and the teacher names will be published on Social Media (subject to change.)

How do I join an online class?

An hour before your class starts, you will receive an email to the address you gave when you bought your ticket. Just click the link ten minutes before class starts and Zoom will do the rest.

What if I lose my connection or freeze?

We should be able to solve most minor technological mishaps, but if the internet is not your friend that day, we can easily move you to another class. Just email classes@thenurserytheatre.com

How many people will be in the class?

Our standard classes have a limit of 12 participants, but our Electives range from 6 to 8 to 12 participants.

What if I haven’t used Zoom before?

Your teacher will take you through the programme at the start of your class, and will make sure that everybody can use the functions they need.

Please note:

  • The Nursery cannot refund tickets after purchase.
  • The minimum age for these classes is 18.
  • Classes start on time and if you are more than 15 minutes late without letting us know, you may not be able to join the class, as you will have missed warmups.
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