Courses

We run improvisation classes for all levels, from total beginners to advanced. Interested? You’ve come to the right place! Find out everything you need to know below.

Improv is a form of comedy theatre where everything is made up in the moment. Unplanned and unscripted, everything is invented on the fly, from the dialogue, action and story to the characters. In workshops and shows, suggestions are often taken from the audience to get the improvisers started. It’s fun, silly collaborative and hugely satisfying!

From short form to long form, to music and performance courses, The Maydays have something for everyone. And if you’re more advanced, we’ve got that covered too. We loosely grade our courses Levels 1-5 (one being the easiest), but this is more of a helpful guide than a requirement.

Have a look below to find out what we’ve got coming up that might suit you. And if you’re still not sure, feel free to drop us a line any time.

Short Form is a style of improv that’s all about playing improvised ‘games’ on stage. Very much like Who’s Line is it Anyway, Short Form games are short, silly and typically unrelated. Unlike stand-up it’s not about cracking jokes. It’s about working together like a bunch of ninjas, to surprise and delight yourselves!

Long Form is about creating longer, more subtle and detailed scenes that often connect, creating a full-length piece of improvised comedy theatre. Just like the Maydays perform themselves. Whole shows are made in the moment, from audience suggestions.

Musical Improv is all about making up melodies and lyrics in the moment. Just like Short Form or Long Form it can be more game-focused or be woven into a full-length show to create an entire musical, depending on the course you take.

Performance Longform Improvisation Comedy Course
Showing
2nd April 2019
Brighton, UK
Level 2 of the Maydays longform improvised comedy courses In this Level 2 performance longform improvisation course, the emphasis remains away from shortform games and towards a more fluid and versatile kind of improvised comedy and theatre, just like the Maydays perform themselves. We teach you techniques to create whole shows from a simple one-word...
Beginners Improvised Comedy Course
Showing
3rd April 2019
Brighton, UK
The Maydays Beginners Shortform Improvisation Comedy Course Level 1 of The Maydays shortform improvised comedy courses Unleash your creative potential and increase your confidence with improvised comedy! Great for all levels and abilities, improv uses no scripts or prepared material. Comedy is created in the moment: a playful and liberating experience, which is both very...
Saturday Improv Comedy Drop-In London
Upcoming
27th April 2019
London, UK
Three hours of improvisation fun! Working on the skills at the heart of improvisation, such as listening, making offers and committing to your choices, each week you will go a little further into improvisation. Led by a super-experienced teacher, the Maydays drop in is a safe, supportive environment in which to push yourself into things you never thought you could accomplish.
Saturday Improv Comedy Drop-In Brighton
Upcoming
27th April 2019
Brighton, UK
The Brighton weekly improv comedy drop in is ideal for people trying improv for the first time, or more experienced players who want to work on core skills.
Wednesday Improv Comedy Drop-In London
Upcoming
1st May 2019
London, UK
Three hours of improvisation fun! Working on the skills at the heart of improvisation, such as listening, making offers and committing to your choices, each week you will go a little further into improvisation.
Thursday Improv Comedy Drop-In Brighton
Upcoming
2nd May 2019
Brighton, UK
The Brighton weekly improv comedy drop in is ideal for people trying improv for the first time, or more experienced players who want to work on core skills.
Everybody Get in Here
Upcoming
4th May 2019
Brighton, UK
An improv workshop by The Maydays guest teacher, Jake Cornell. No matter who you, or however you identify, it can be scary and challenging to be yourself in scenes without facets of your personal identity becoming the joke of the scene. In this workshop, we will focus on how to stay true to yourself and...
Musical Improv Comedy Drop-In Brighton
Upcoming
5th May 2019
Brighton, UK
Your Sunday Musical joy ride is here! Two hours of improvising musicals with some of the most experienced teachers on the improv scene.   For an audience, it looks like a miracle, for the performer it feels like flying. Starting from a single word, you will be creating scenes that magically lead into complete songs!...
Improv Book Club London
Upcoming
18th May 2019
London, UK
The Maydays London Improv Book Club Don’t have time for your improv AND your book club? Why not combine the two? This is a trial session for The Maydays first Improv Book Club, we hope to continue it every month if enough of you are interested. The first book will be Fear and Loathing in...
Improv Book Club
Upcoming
19th May 2019
Brighton, UK
The Maydays Improv Book Club Don’t have time for your improv AND your book club? Why not combine the two? This is a trial session for The Maydays first Improv Book Club, we hope to continue it every month if enough of you are interested. The first book will be Fear and Loathing in Las...
12th Annual Maydays Improv Retreat
Upcoming
18th September 2019
Dorset, UK
“This place is amazing – it’s like Hogwarts for improvisers.” How would you like to spend five days staying in a grand old house in the Dorset countryside, taking your choice of improv classes in the company of some of the most lovely and talented people you’ll ever meet? If this sounds good to you,...
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