Instant Improv Classes

"The Noblest Art is That of Making Others Happy"

All of our improv comedy classes consist of weekly 2h30m classes for 8 weeks, followed by a class show for invited family and friends. Our courses usually take place at 800A Bar & Cabaret in Wedding.

You'll also have a ton of fun and meet some amazing new friends!

We take a holistic approach to improv, where short- and long-form improv are treated as two sides of the same coin. We ground students in short-form game work as preparation for longer scene work, and in turn use scene work to improve our game work. In this way, graduates of our curriculum are well-prepared to perform both short- and long-form improv.

Because Improv involves saying the first thing that comes to mind, it can surface our biases, however unconscious. At Instant Improv, when problematic assumptions and stereotypes appear in our games or scenes, we take that as an opportunity to learn. 

 

At the end of every class or show, we engage in a feedback round where our students and audience are invited to share if something made them feel erased, stereotyped or unsafe, and we discuss how we can do better.

 

In this way, we hope to become not only better improvisers, but better people.

Students from under-represented groups or marginalized communities can apply for one of two free-of-charge spots per class.  Please apply HERE.

Level 1:
Presence & Spontaneity (Sundays)

Prerequisites: None!

Max Students: 14

Times: Sundays, 1300-15:30

Dates: January 8-February 26

Class Show: March 5

Early-Bird Price: €175

The perfect course for those new to improv, or those looking to brush up on the basics of short-form. This course is the prerequisite for our Level 2 classes.

Level 1:
Presence & Spontaneity
(Wednesdays)

Prerequisites: None!

Max Students: 14

Times: Wednesdays, 19:00-21:30

Dates: January 11-March 1

Class Show: March 8

Early-Bird Price: €175

The perfect course for those new to improv, or those looking to brush up on the basics of short-form. This course is the prerequisite for our Level 2 classes.

Level 2 & 3 Courses

Our Level 2 courses correspond to the three main "jobs" in the English-language theater: acting, writing and directing.

Level 2 Character corresponds to acting: how do we create memorable characters on the spot? Level 2 Narrative corresponds to writing: how do we create coherent stories on the spot? Level 2 Direction corresponds to directing: how do we take and pull focus, where should players be standing, how do we decide to cut to different places & times? 

Our Level 3 courses include a Long-Form Intensive, and a Musical Games Intensive. These courses lead to being eligible to join the Instant Improv Performance Teams.

Level 1:
Presence & Spontaneity
(Saturdays)

Prerequisites: None!

Max Students: 14

Times: Saturdays, 13:00-15:30

Dates: October 15-December 3

Class Show: December 10

*Sold Out*

Location: Christinenstr. 19a, 10119 Berlin

The perfect course for those new to improv, or those looking to brush up on the basics of short-form. This course is the prerequisite for our Level 2 classes.

Level 2:
Narrative

Prerequisites: Presence & Spontaneity or Equivalent

Max Students: 14

Times: Tuesdays, 19:00-21:30

Dates: January 10-February 28

Class Show: March 7

Early-Bird Price: €175

When perfoming improv, we're acting, writing and directing, collaboratively, all at the same time. This class will provide a deep dive into the "writing" part of improvising. This course is a prerequisite for our Level 3 courses.

Level 2:
Character

Prerequisites: Presence & Spontaneity or Equivalent

Max Students: 14

Times: Sundays, 19:00-21:30

Dates: January 8-February 26

Class Show: March 5

Early-Bird Price: €175

When improvising, we're acting, writing and directing, collaboratively , all at the same time. This course will provide a deep dive into the "acting" part of improvising. This course is a prerequisite for Level 3 courses.

Level 2: Direction

Prerequisites: Presence & Spontaneity or Equivalent.

Max Students: 14

Times: Sundays, 16:00-18:30

Dates: January 8-February 26

Class Show: March 5

Early-Bird Price: €175

When improvising, we're acting, writing and directing, collaboratively , all at the same time. This course will provide a deep dive into the "directing" part of improvising. This course is a prerequisite for Level 3 courses.