Welcome To The Glasgow Improv Theatre!

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About

About the Glasgow Improv Theatre

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.

Classes

We have structured improv classes for all levels.

Email us if you have any questions, or to book classes: [email protected]

Improv 101

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Class starting:
3rd Apr 2021

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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Pre-requisites: GIT 101 (or equivalent)

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

Graduation show

Improv 301

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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


Sketch writing

The GIT+The Sketch School Present:

Start Writing Sketch Comedy Now

Taught by Marc Warzecha


The Glasgow Improv Theatre is excited to partner with The Sketch School to bring a sketch comedy course to and specifically for Glasgow. Start Writing Sketch Comedy Now is taught by the Award Winning Marc Warzecha who was the former Associate Artistic Director of The Second City and has written for The Detroiters.


This 5-week course will focus on:

  • Essentials of sketch comedy structure
  • Tips and tricks to generate useful sketch ideas quickly
  • How to find and heighten “game” in your sketch
  • An overview of some of the most popular different types of sketches
  • Repeatable methods to continue to create your own sketches in your own comic voice

This course will run on Zoom on Thursdays from 7- 9:30 PM, Jan 14th - Feb 11th.

The Course will cost $160 USD or approximately £120

For more info and to sign up go to: https://www.thesketchschool.com/product/-start-writing-sketch-comedy-now-with-git-glasgow-improv-theatre-/13?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false

Drop-in workshops

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A no commitment taster session

A chance for futher practice


Monthly Drop-in Workshops + Jams

Venue: Blackfriars, Glasgow


2nd Tuesday

7pm Drop-in Workshop

9pm Jam

Open to all


4th Tuesday

BEGINNERS FOCUSSED!

7pm Drop-in Workshop

9pm Jam

Open to all


Email us to sign-up for drop-in workshops.

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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



Teams

GIT Harold Teams

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

Auditions will be open to all students who have completed up to GIT 301 (or the equivalent level at a recognised theatre).

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.



Couch



Couch are a long-form improv team from Glasgow. They are the current house team for Glasgow Harold Night, 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.

Shows

Glasgow Improv Theatre shows.

Couch Spotify-improv Livestream

Tuesdays 7pm UK

Our lockdown show!

Couch (plus special guests) perform their Spotify-improv format. Improvised scenes based off of your song suggestions.

Add you song suggestions to our Spotify Playlist!

Livestreaming on Facebook Live!

Every Tuesday 7pm UK

Facebook Live



Harold Night

1st Tue Every Month at Blackfriars

One hilarious show, completely improvised by two teams, based off an audience suggestion. Improv comedy at its finest.

Feat. house team Couch + special guests!

Glasgow Harold Night is a monthly improv comedy show that has been running since 2016. Come and be entertained by some of the best improvisers in the country!



Contact

Contact the Glasgow Improv Theatre