Improvisation Classes

As the home of The Court Jesters, the improvisational masterminds behind Scared Scriptless we love to share the techniques of improvisation. All our classes are taught by present or past Court Jesters and are geared towards introducing participants to the skills and joys of improvisation.

"We were so lucky that we had The Court Theatre as a base. The best way to learn your craft is to do it. It totally formed me. I moved on from improv to stand up but it made me unafraid of what could happen on stage."

New Zealand Comedian Cal Wilson

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Intro to Improv (Spontaneity) with Jarred Skelton

Monday 6pm -7:30pm

Introduces the fundamental improvisation techniques in an environment in which all participants can discover the charismatic performer inside themselves. Learn how to generate creative offers, find the joy in failure, and gain confidence. No experience necessary!

In Term 2, we are excited to have a popular Court Jester Jarred Skelton leading this class!

Please note this class is for ages 18+.

$160 per Term (8 weeks)
Term 2 2024 Monday 29th April - Monday 24th June (No Class June 3rd Kings Birthday)
Improv showcase Sunday 23rd June 8pm (7pm performer call time)

Booking for Intro to Improv is closed and will reopen at the end of the term. If you have any questions or would like to be added to a waitlist please email: education@courttheatre.org.nz

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Advanced Improv with Millie Hanford

Monday 7:30pm -9:30pm

Advanced Improv - The Director Mind

Our Advanced Improv class is for those who are already confident and knowledgeable with the general concepts and techniques of improv and are looking to take it to the next level. You will be working with an experienced Improv Teaching Artist to explore advanced improv concepts as well as digging deeper to sharpen key skills and techniques.

Advanced Improv, Term 2, 2024

This term, improvisers will explore different genres, games and formats to widen the scope of what is possible in one single improv show! The culmination of the term will finish with a showcase where students will have chosen a theme, and have created and adapted games and scenes to produce their own unique improvisation experience. Whether it be a horror show with scary stories and gibberish monsters, or a long-form Royal Wedding where the Kings' lines of dialogue are subject to an audience members' text messages, the possibilities are endless!

This class is for ages 18+. You must complete a term of Intro to Improv and have sought confirmation of readiness from the teaching artist of Intro to Improv to be eligible to join this programme.

$190 per Term (8 weeks)
Term 2 2024 Monday 29th April - Monday 24th June (No Class June 3rd Kings Birthday)
Improv showcase Sunday 23rd June 8pm (7pm performer call time)

Term 2 classes have started but there are limited spaces available. Email education@courttheatre.org.nz to enquire.