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About the Glasgow Improv Theatre (The GIT)

Our goal is to help nurture the budding improv scene in Glasgow by providing structured training and performance opportunities.

We focus on American-style long form improv comedy, with a strong emphasis on game-of-the-scene and grounded reality.

The theatre is a continuation of Improv Glasgow, which started in 2016 running the monthly show Glasgow Harold Night as well as drop-in workshops and jams.



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Classes

We have structured improv classes for all levels.

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GIT Student Code of Conduct: Code of Conduct

Improv 101

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Class starting:
22nd May 2024

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If you are new to improv or need a refresher. Suitable for beginners!

Scene fundamentals, agreement, listening, and playing grounded characters

Graduation show

Improv 201

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Class starting:
15th May 2024

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Pre-requisites: GIT 101 (or equivalent)

Game of the scene, heightening & exploration, 2nd beats

Graduation show

Improv 301

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Class starting:
22nd May 2024

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Pre-requisites: GIT 201 (or equivalent)

The Harold, openings, group games

Graduation show

Improv 401

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Pre-requisites: GIT 301 (or equivalent)

Advanced techniques, different forms/openings

Graduation show


Drop-in workshops

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A no commitment taster session

A chance for futher practice


Coming soon...

Guest teacher workshops

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Visiting teachers from UCB Los Angeles, New York and elsewhere!


Previous teachers:

Jake Jabbour (UCB Los Angeles)

Josh Simpson (UCB Los Angeles)

Alan Starzinski (UCB Los Angeles)

Sean Casey (UCB New York)

Johnna Scrabis (UCB New York)

Jonathan Pitts (Chicago Improv Festival)

Corporate workshops & events

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Book an improv workshop or show for team building, special events, or parties!


Client Testimonial:

"Every year I try and offer my hard working team something different and funny as the main entertainment at our Christmas office party, so I searched the internet for a local Glasgow improv team that could deliver a fantastic one hour show for us. You have no idea how delighted I was after I picked the hilarious Glasgow Improv Theatre; they were all equally engaging, hilarious, quick-witted and hugely entertaining – my team loved them so much I had to invite them back again for this year’s Christmas Office Party.

If you want to book an amazingly funny, side-splitting and tears rolling down your cheeks entertainment show at your next Corporate Event, then look no further than The Glasgow Improv Theatre – great work guys, please, please keep it going”

Craig T Gibson
Managing Director
AGL Wealth Management Ltd



Refund Policy

- Full refunds are available if requested by email 24 hours before the start of the course

- If the course has started, no refunds are available after the 1st class

- A partial refund of the remaining classes is offered if a refund is requested before the 2nd class

- In all cases we must receive a written request for a refund via email ([email protected])

- In certain cases we will provide refunds due to exceptional circumstances

Scholarships



We offer two scholarship places per course. These are spots free of charge for those who are otherwise not able to afford classes.

Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no application process and you won’t be asked questions about your circumstances or background when requesting one of the scholarship places. Our hope with the scholarship is that we can encourage diversity and remove barriers of entry to learning improv.

You can apply for a scholarship spot on the booking page for our courses.

Teams

GIT House Teams

Students who have progressed through Glasgow Improv Theatre courses will have the opportunity to audition for a GIT House Team.

We will hold auditions every year for house teams, taking a GIT class is not necessary to audition but improv experience is.

There will be slots for teams to perform at Glasgow Harold Night, with an opportunity to be on a house team. We will also offer coaching and guidance for our teams.

GIT Performers Code of Conduct: Code of Conduct



Couch



Couch are a long-form improv team from Glasgow. They were the first Glasgow Improv Theatre house team for Glasgow Harold Night. They have also been seen at Improv F*cktown, and Improv Cage Match.

Their members have trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and have performed at festivals such as DCM in New York and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

They are going to do a Harold and need a suggestion to get started. Or they are going to do their Improv Spotify show, please add songs to their playlist.



Yer Da



The test to determine who Yer Da is came back inconclusive, but this bunch of improvisers will perform for your acceptance anyway.

You'll find them performing monthly at Glasgow Improv Theatre in their show Yer Da Wants a Word where they do a set (probably a Haroldy montage, it makes sense honest) before hosting arguably the funnest improv jam around.

Team members have been spotted doing guest appearances on legendary podcast Improv4Humans, Will Hines' How Was Your Week and in late night Edinburgh improv show Dating Crapp.



Family Dinner



GIT House team at Glasgow Harold Night

Welcome to Family Dinner: Serving up some seriously funny improv and good clean fun that the whole family can enjoy



Ghost Fish



GIT House team at Glasgow Harold Night

One of the all-time great improv groups - hugely influential in the sea, and the standard-bearers for how good, funny and artful long-form improv could be. At their best, they could play manic silliness and slow, patient moments in the same show. They're all dead humans who are now human-looking ghost fish.



Former GIT House Teams (2022-2023)

One Big Jacket



GIT House team at Glasgow Harold Night

One Big Jacket are warm, versatile and entirely waterproof. Made from several sustainably sourced improvisers and held together by the Harold structure.
** Must not be washed above 40°C



God's Lettuce



GIT House team at Glasgow Harold Night

With members from Glasgow to Edinburgh, and even Falkirk, God’s Lettuce provides a diverse range of funny. Cool cats coming at ya large, as the Lettuce intended.



President Dog



GIT House team at Glasgow Harold Night

President Dog have a legally elected mandate to make you laugh

Shows

For our latest schedule please visit: Our events calendar

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Couch Surf

A night of improv comedy from Glasgow Improv Theatre's Couch and special guests who are crashing for the night.

No two nights are the same as our rotating cast of some of the best improvisers in the country take the true stories of our special guests and turn them into sketches, made-up on the spot.

Past guests have included Marc Jennings (Scottish Comedian of the Year), Stuart McPherson (BBC's Scot Squad), Toni Charline (Comedy Bang! Bang! & UCB) and Patrick Noth (MTV & Comedy Central & UCB).

Next show: check our events calendar



Yer Da Wants A Word

A monthly show featuring a performance from friendly neighbourhood improv team Yer Da and a very special guest team - YOU!

Stick your name in the bucket for your chance to join in the second half jam.

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Glasgow Harold Night

Two teams perform The Harold, a classic longform improv structure.

Glasgow Harold Night is an improv comedy show that has been running since 2016.

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Improv Fucktown

Welcome to Improv Fucktown, population: YOU!

A fun mash-up night of different improvisers trying different things.

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Calendar

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Contact

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