Discover the many reasons why people choose Instant Theatre as their school of improv

01. Improv Benefits

There is a reason why hundreds of people all over the world spend time learning and performing improvisational theatre. Why wouldn’t you want to spend hours laughing?

Improv Benefits Include:

  • Unleash your creative and comedic potential
  • Solve problems comfortably in the moment
  • Collaborate with your team with confidence
  • Become a magnetic public speaker and storyteller
  • Nail your next audition

02. What We Offer

Instant Theatre Company’s inclusive style will teach you how to manoeuvre your way through the improv comedy landscape while offering the opportunity for you to develop your own comedic style.

Instant Theatre Offers:

  • An experienced team of instructors
  • A beautiful and new studio space
  • Our inclusive style of improv
  • A welcoming and positive community

03. Student Perks

Instant Theatre has always been dedicated to its students and to a belief that access to classes should be easy and cheap. We want you to take a journey with us and realize your potential as an improviser. Unlock all the perks of being a student of Instant Theatre.

Student Membership Includes:

  • Free admission to our weekly shows
  • Access to train with guest instructors
  • Student only discounts and rewards

Discover the many reasons why people choose Instant Theatre as their school of improv

01. Improv Benefits

There is a reason why hundreds of people all over the world spend time learning and performing improvisational theatre. Why wouldn’t you want to spend hours laughing?

Improv Benefits Include:

  • Unleash your creative and comedic potential
  • Solve problems comfortably in the moment
  • Collaborate with your team with confidence
  • Become a magnetic public speaker and storyteller
  • Nail your next audition

02. What We Offer

Instant Theatre Company’s inclusive style will teach you how to manoeuvre your way through the improv comedy landscape while offering the opportunity for you to develop your own comedic style.

Instant Theatre Offers:

  • An experienced team of instructors
  • A beautiful and new studio space
  • Our inclusive style of improv
  • A welcoming and positive community

03. Student Perks

Instant Theatre has always been dedicated to its students and to a belief that access to classes should be easy and cheap. We want you to take a journey with us and realize your potential as an improviser. Unlock all the perks of being a student of Instant Theatre.

Student Membership Includes:

  • Free admission to our weekly shows
  • Access to train with guest instructors
  • Student only discounts and rewards

Casual Saturdays: The Improv Drop-In

Casual Saturdays: The Improv Drop-In

Description

$10 (Free for Instant Theatre Students) | One 2.5hr workshop

Join our amazing faculty and cast members for the Casual Saturdays Drop-in workshop! If you’re a beginner or intermediate improvisational performer and looking for more rehearsal opportunities, our Casual Saturdays workshop is for you! Hosted by a rotating array of our amazing cast, each workshop will focus on a core improv skill, with a ton of games and fun. Take your improv to the next level, one Saturday at a time!

Prerequisites: No improv experience necessary, but performance experience is an asset!

Reserve Your Spot Today

Saturdays | Ongoing | 1:30-4PM
Instructor: Various

Intro to Improv

Description

Low pressure and high in fun, the Intro to Improvisation class is a great sampler for people curious about improv or a nice refresher to people who have been out of the improv world for a while. This class will allow you to learn the improvisational skills of Play, Spontaneity, Character and Story.

Prerequisites: No improv experience necessary, but performance experience is an asset!

Registration

$79

4 Hours on a Sunday

Maximum 15 students

Instructor TBA, but all instructors are mainstage cast members at Instant Theatre, with years of improv experience.

Improv Level 1: Exploring Improv

Description

Our Level 1 class is a fun first step into improv for people with some improv experience . Discovering the secrets of offers and agreement, Improv Level 1: Exploring Improv teaches students of all backgrounds and skill levels how to tell stories off the top of your head, work with other improvisers to make those stories together, and have fun with some classic improv games.

Prerequisites: No improv experience necessary, but preferred availability will be given to students who have taken our intro class.

Registration

$139

12 Hours total. 4 hour classes over three Sundays

Instructor: Various

Students who take this class will:

  • Understand expectations and acceptable behaviours. Tardiness, personal boundaries
  • Be able to accept offers and expand upon them
  • Have a basic understanding of story
  • Use emotion to heighten the stakes and interest of the scene
  • Be able to play and have fun

Registration

$119

Three 4hr workshops on Mondays from 6-10PM

Instructor: Various

Improv Level 2: Focus

Description

The clear second step in learning the basics of improv, Improv Level 2: Focus teaches students to come up with unique characters quickly, and how to play with them inside the stories they make. Expanding on the Level 1 class, students will learn more of the story structure needed to make stories with others, fill the story with unique characters that they come up with, and change their characters based on what happens. All the while having fun and stretching your brain!

Prerequisites: Improv Level 1, or equivalent. Contact classes@instanttheatre.com to challenge prerequisites.

Registration

$199

16 Hours total. 4 Hour classes over four Saturdays

Instructor: Various

Students in this class will learn:

  • How to make scene platforms and understand how to tilt scenes
  • An understanding of how to portray high and low status
  • How to create at least 1 character different than their own
  • An understanding of story structure from inside a scene (character change) and can resolve problems and find an end to scenes

Registration

$249

Six 4hr workshops on Saturdays or Mondays from 12-4PM

Instructor: Various

Improv Level 3: Action

Description

The third class in our core program, and a perfect synthesis for actors. Improv Level 3: Action gives students the skills needed to perform confidently on stage— when you don’t even know what you’ll be doing! Students will learn the necessary skills of the best ways to stand, move, and speak on stage, delve into their character’s wants and desires, and play a whole bunch of classic improv games.

Prerequisites: Improv Level 2, or equivalent. Contact classes@instanttheatre.com to challenge prerequisites.

Registration

$249

24 Hours total. 4 Hour classes over Six Saturdays

Instructor: Various

By the end of the class, as a student you will:

  • Understand stage picture and show being able to use different levels, tasking in environments, and creating environment.
  • Effectively demonstrate stage Blocking (standing on stage) and are able to Project their voice inside a theatre.
  • Create, explain, and show their Character’s wants in scenes and has Emotional commitment inside their characters.
  • Student can do an open scene, built off of characters and with a character change.

Registration

$249

Six 4hr workshops on Sundays from 12-4PM

Instructor: Various

The Next Step

Conservatory

As a member of Conservatory, you will be placed into an ensemble, formed of experienced performers and new graduates from our other classes.

Incubator

Incubator is a customizable program designed for groups looking to keep working with like-minded improvisers while challenging and pushing them with all the tools Instant has to offer.

Electives

Diversify your comedy palette with a great variety of electives to choose from.

Did I give up on my life-long dream of becoming an astronaut because I’m over 18? Think again! Thanks to Instant Theatre’s improv classes, I can become anything and anyone, at any time. As a bonus, I met an amazing group of funny people and made tons of new friends. I also gained confidence on and off stage. Now, I’m able to constantly blow my colleagues’ minds away in meetings with all the wonderful new ideas that I come up with on the spot, improv-style.

Aida Viziru

Improv and Instant have taken a wonderful place in my life this last year, reminding me to be open to experience, trying is succeeding even when you fail to achieve the perfect shot, and that taking the cynic route sometimes hampers achieving my goals at home and at work. It’s been both a blast of fun and an incredible learning experience!

Will MartinCGA

As an actor in film and TV, I have found the skills and tools I have developed in Instant Theatre’s Conservatory program have served me very well in my career — in auditions and on-set. I was drawn to improv training because it seemed like all of the funniest people making TV and movies today has strong improv background, and after working with Instant Theatre and its incredibly skilled/talented/funny/passionate cadre of instructors, I now understand why that is. Any time a new actor asks me for advice on training, I tell them that improv is an essential part of an actor’s toolkit, and that Instant Theatre is a damn fine place to learn it.

Jeremy RaymondActor