Business Improv

The Maydays delivering Improv Training at Brighton Chamber of Commerce

Improv Training: A Tailored Approach

This Pure Improv Training option is the most cost effective way of getting improvisation training into your organisation. We focus on the core skills of improvisation during the session and yet we still totally adapt our approach and content according to:

  • Your underlying objectives and the challenges you would like to address
  • The skill sets you are interested in developing or reinforcing
  • The people we encounter and their personalities
  • Emerging needs and the mood in the room on the day


An individual session can run for anything from a couple of hours to a half- or full day. The longer The Maydays are with you, the more profound the experience.  Many of our courses are CPD accredited so you know you are getting the best Business Improv Training out there.

Group size

Typically we will train groups of 8 – 24 to give maximum individual attention. We can train a number of groups in parallel, or one after the other. We can also combine this small-group training with a finale where all groups come back together for an end-of-day performance – see our Challenge page

The Maydays Trainers

The Maydays are one of the UK’s foremost improvisation comedy troupes. They enjoy worldwide fame within the world of improvisation and members of the cast appear regularly on TV, radio, and on London’s West End stage as well as performing improv and delivering business improv training in corporate environments. That means they deliver their improv sessions with humour, smiles and lots of positive energy. In spite of their fame and international reputation, all of the focus and attention is on your people. It’s all about making them feel safe, happy and confident – both in and out of their comfort zones! Meet The Maydays

More about Improv for Business

Improvisation is fast becoming recognised as the most efficient and exciting way to develop core business skills. Whether you need to focus on listening and communication skills, or trust and leadership, improvisation can provide the safe environment in which to explore different aspects of your own style.

Being spontaneous, creative and supportive within a safe environment is crucial training for when you need these core skills in the real world. Whether it’s delivering your presentation, or chairing a meeting, improvisation can help you make clear decisions in the moment and communicate your ideas effectively.


Contact us to tell us more about your requirements and we’ll come back to you within 1 working day with initial thoughts and suggestions.

Improv Training Formats

Participants at the Maydays Improv Retreat Festival in a workshop

The Maydays have honed their training skills by living and breathing Improvisation live on stage.  As one of Europe’s most highly respected Improv Performance Companies, they have built their success on focussing on the core skills of listening, communication, agility, leadership and being in the moment.  It is not hard to see how these skills are transferable to business and to people in business.  We can show you how to remain calm in the face of uncertainty, how to build trust within a team and how to present convincingly, even when there is no script.  Improv creates an environment of intense focus, a safe space to explore your perceptions of yourself and those around you, and creates a genuinely vivid and funny experience that will be the talking point of the year.

Find the course that is right for you

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Whether you want Business Improv Training where you are, for a particular group of people, for a particular skill, or a more general improv experience, we can tailor our training to your needs.  Come and discover improv for yourself at our studio in Brighton, or put on an away day for one of your teams, or really push your sales team to challenge themselves, we can provide the course that is right for you, wherever you are.

Courses in Brighton, London and Worldwide

It is important that you can have access to the right training in the right location.  Whether you want to visit us in our own studio in Brighton, in your favourite space in London or book an improv course in your office in Sydney,we can bring our expertise to you.

The Maydays Improv Studio at 12a Regency Square in Brighton

Brighton has its own unique arts and cultural scene that has grown with the city for decades.  The Maydays are proud to be part of that heritage, having founded the company here in 2004 and taught, performed and facilitated improv in the city ever since.  Many of our local businesses have experienced improv training for themselves and have found that it fits in with their ethos, their drive for innovation and their respect of the value of human relationships to business.  We can provide all that from our own studio space right by the sea.  Find out more about how you can get world class Business Improv Training in Brighton here…

Business Improv in London

While we originated in Brighton, most of our trainers now deliver from London.  We have access to many great spaces for your group and can tailor your experience to your group and your budget.  We teach many public courses in London but we can provide bespoke business improv courses in London to bring the unique experience to you.  Find out how you can access Business Improv Training in London here…

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The UK is renowned as a centre of excellence for business and business training.  Many people will travel to the UK for the improv training that we provide at The Maydays.  Whether it is at one of our Improv Residential Festivals, out of our studio in Brighton, in London, or anywhere else in the UK, find out why so many companies are using Improv Training to turbocharge their employees.  Find out more about Improv in the UK here…

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We have a very strong reputation across Europe, the USA and Worldwide with a very large network of Improvisers and trainers across the world.  If we can, we like to send our core team to deliver your improv training course, but we can always reach out to our associates across the world to find a trainer that is closer to you, or who better understands the culture, language and business wherever you are.  Improv training is now truly a worldwide phenomena and The Maydays play a key role in connecting with Improv Companies across the globe.  Find out what we offer worldwide here…

Improv Courses for people in Business

Improv training for business covers a vast array of skills, sectors and roles within a company.  We can tailor a course specifically for your needs, or you can simply select one of our courses off the shelf.  You can choose from courses in different locations, for specific skill sets, or take advantage of our CPD accreditation to supercharge your training.  Here are some of our tailored Improv Courses…

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The traditional team building away day has had it’s time.  It can be hard to find team building activities that are fresh every time, fun, engaging and that still leave people with a sense of accomplishment and stronger connection.  Improv training has proved itself every time to be able to deliver quality training, while keeping the emphasis on laughter, interaction, creativity and a new experience. Find out more about Improv Courses for Team Building here.

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We love when the CEO is in the room participating with everyone else in the company.  It shows honesty, openness and can generate new relationships and interactions effortlessly.  We have also delivered training to a room full of CEOs as a high-powered challenge to shake off old habits and find new ways to respond and create in the moment.  Improv Training provides insights at any level and can help to realign your opinion of those you work with, and yourself.  Find out more about Improv Courses for Executives and CEOs here.

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We have delivered ice breakers and direct improv training to full conference rooms.  Improv provides a unique way for delegates to interact, without the awkwardness associated with traditional ice breakers.  We can energise a room, create meaningful new relationships and deliver key insights into habits and patterns, all on a large scale.  The perfect way to kick of a day of activity, listening and learning.  Find out more about improv for Conferences and Summits here

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The different skills required to be an effective manager are really unique to every individual.  There is no perfect set of attributes or skills that can create a great leader.  Improv Training encourages you to be you by allowing you to explore aspects of your personality you may not be so familiar with.  Being in the moment and responding to unusual and unpredictable situations in a safe space is a great way to shake off old habits and find a renewed self-respect.  Find out more about Improv Courses for Leaders and Managers here

Different Course Levels

Choose the level that is right for you and your team.  We can offer short introductions to Business Improv, right through to an integrated training that is ongoing in your business.  All of these courses have been accredited by the CPD Certification Service so you can rest assured that you are getting the highest possible standard of Improvisation Training available.

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This is your first time using improv training.  You are about to find out the wealth of fresh experiences that improv training can offer.  This CPD accredited course will take participants from the starting position of trepidation through to the all-encompassing affirmation of success.  Success in improv is about taking part and supporting those around you.  Find out more about the Introduction to Business Improv course here.

Rebecca MacMillan teaching at The Maydays Improv Festival

The ability to listen, make meaningful connections to other people, be in the moment but actively lead in a crisis are all skills at the heart to business.  This CPD accredited course delivers the tips of the trade from professional stage improvisers about how to remain calm in the face of uncertainty, rely on your inner resources, and connect to those around you to create stronger relationships and a greater sense of self-esteem.  Find out more about Essential Improv Skills for Business here

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This course will take your team or group on a journey through the accepted tenets of Improv Training, and deliver some key insights into their application for your business.  Where people or product focussed, there is always something new to learn about yourself and the way you behave and perform in your business.  This CPD accredited course is a tried and tested way of going deeper into the soft skills that lie at the heart of a successful business.  Find out more about Advanced Improv Skills for Business here

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Sometimes you want to throw your team in at the deep end and give them a real challenge.  This is the highest level challenge we have come up with although we are always happy to push your team even further if you need.  There will be music, performance, even an audience if you need.  We can arrange everything for you so your team just has to show up and experience the thrill of performing in front of their peers, or the general public.  Our first priority is always to make people feel safe and supported so we will guide, help and encourage throughout the process to ensure that everyone, even the introverts, get the opportunity to shine.  Find out more about our challenge course here

Improv Training Case Study at Propellernet, Brighton