Welcome to School of Improv Online
Join us in the Wonderful World of Virtual Improv!
While our real-world School of Improv classes are on pause, until they can resume safely, you can find the fun online.
It's been fantastic to find a way to be together, and support each other, through these most turbulent of times. We feel so connected in our online improv classes, you can almost touch and smell each other. It's as close to being in the same room as you can get, and the laughter is the only contagious thing here!
Our improv community here in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in the Northeast of England, has now spread its wings to a global reach. We're enriched by our new friends who join us from across the UK, Europe, Africa and the USA.
We all love our online sessions so much, they're going to continue when all this is over.
"I love the Suggestibles. Both Bev and Ian are such wonderful improvisers themselves. But the best part is that they know how to impart their knowledge to their students. And they devise devilish scenes and situations which really make you think and IMPROVISE!"
Jill, Online Improv Student, Mexico
Confidence - Creativity - Community
The regularity of having attentive teachers in Bev and Ian, who care about nurturing the skills, talents and well-being of every single student, their guidance and feedback means you will keep growing and improving as an improviser. At School of Improv, there are 5 levels of classes, so you will feel supported and challenged to the right degree at every stage, and be able to progress at the right pace for you.
Even if you skip a class, or take a long chunk of time out, their flexibility as coaches means you can comfortably fit right back in, and be back riding that improv bike in no time.
Because we instil a real sense of generosity and goodwill among our students, you'll develop trust and confidence to step outside your comfort zone, take creative risks, light the spark, and nourish the improviser in you and others.
We've developed a variety of Signature improv games and formats over the years, and now the context has changed from stage to camera, we're excited by a whole lot more we've invented for this 'Zoom Zone' we all find ourselves in.
There are some similarities, and a lot of differences between improv for stage and improv for camera. These differences are fantastic opportunities to explore and take improv in new and innovative directions. Improvising in your own space, at home is a new dimension to discover. We love to use household props and random costumes you have to hand. Your device camera becomes a new tool, and we use the camera in a variety of ways to connect with each other, and to make interesting viewing.
Zoom & Tech
Zoom is the meeting application we use that enables us to workshop together online. Read our guidance notes on how to prepare for and access your class.
Don't worry if you're a technophobe - we're very patient and you'll be zooming with confidence in no time
If you've tried Zoom and didn't like it, or experienced those awkward silences with work colleagues or family - well, all we can say is, you haven't Zoomed with us!