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ImprovBoston Drop-In Workshops

 
Our various Drop-Ins are Boston’s premier drop-in improv workshops open to all players from novice to intermediate.
  • Intro to Improv (FREE)
  • Advanced Improv
  • YAP
  • Contact
  • Instructors/Schedule

Intro to Improv (I-2-I)

Ever see an improv show and think, "man, that looks like fun?" It is. Come see for yourself. Every Saturday from 1-3PM, one of ImprovBoston's top instructors takes participants of every stripe through the basics of improv in a ridiculously fun, totally not scary, hands-on workshop.

This 100% FREE session is your gateway to the world of liberated creativity, boundless collaboration, enthusiastic support, joyous risk-taking, and unbridled laughter. We know you'll fall in love with improvisation. Come explore this unique art with New England's premiere comedy theater and comedy school: ImprovBoston.

Please feel free to drop in and join us to play, network, and learn.

TIME & PLACE

Saturdays from 1PM to 3PM at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge, MA

COST

Intro to Improv drop-ins are FREE! (for ages 17+ only). You can reserve an Intro to Improv pass at ImprovBoston (40 Prospect St, Cambridge) on the day of the workshop. Our Box office opens at 11am on Saturday.

ATTENDANCE

You're welcome to drop in on our free intro course a few times. If you've already been to I-2-I twice, you're hooked. Sign up for a full 8-week class here and take your improv to the next level (101, to be precise).

SCHEDULE

Intro to Improv drop-ins are held almost every Saturday all year. To get the latest scheduling updates, we recommend following the ImprovBoston Comedy School on Twitter, which is updated weekly.

 

 

Advanced Improv Drop-Ins

An extension of ImprovBoston’s Comedy School, our Advanced Improv Drop-Ins allow players to develop and practice their skills under the tutelage of a variety of ImprovBoston company members, instructors, directors, and guest artists.

The Advanced Improv Drop-In is a weekly two-hour workshop open to improvisers who have completed IBCS 301 or higher (or the equivalent at another theater). The subjects alternate between advanced improv concepts and musical improv immersions. For the advanced improv workshops, instructors are encouraged to build lesson plans that reflect a focused strength and passion of their own. Drop-Ins can explore a particular improv structure, a concept, an approach or a skillset.

These workshops are your chance to sharpen your skills as well as start to learn brand new ones!

TIME & PLACE

Saturdays from 3PM to 5PM at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge, MA

COST

Advanced Improv Drop-Ins are $10 per session (for ages 17+ only). You can purchase an Advanced Improv Drop-In pass at ImprovBoston (40 Prospect St, Cambridge) on the day of the workshop. Our Box office opens at 11am on Saturday.

PREREQUISITE

Advanced Improv Drop-Ins are open to any of our current or past students that have completed our Improv 301 class or above.

SCHEDULE

Advanced Improv Drop-Ins are held almost every Saturday all year. To get the latest scheduling updates, we recommend following the ImprovBoston Comedy School on Twitter, which is updated weekly.

 

 

YAP

Yes And Practice ("YAP") allows improvisers of varying experience levels to practice the skills learned in our Comedy School. Get some extra stage time, sharpen your improv tools, and meet other improvisers. Under the tutelage of an ImprovBoston resident cast company member, instructor or IB director, players who have at least one session of formal improv training under their belts (recommended) get up on stage to explore a variety of basic improv techniques in this popular weekly drop-in workshop. YAP explores key concepts such as scene work, relationships, character work, shortform games, and group interaction.

TIME & PLACE

Sundays from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge, MA

COST

YAP is $10 per session (for ages 17+ only). You can purchase a YAP pass at ImprovBoston (40 Prospect St, Cambridge) on the day of the workshop. Our Box office opens at 11am on Sunday.

PREREQUISITE

YAP is open to all, but geared towards those with at least some basic improv experience--for example, IBCS 101 or a team in college. Brand new to improv? Check out our FREE Intro to Improv Drop-In on Saturdays from 1-3PM

SCHEDULE

YAP is held almost every Sunday all year. To get the latest scheduling updates, we recommend following YAP on Twitter or Facebook - both of which are updated weekly.

 

 

Contact Comedy Drop-Ins

For general questions, please contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

You can also follow our weekly updates on: 
Twitter: @IBComedySchool

INSTRUCTORS & COACHES

A variety of instructors from ImprovBoston's Comedy School and comedians from ImprovBoston and the Greater Boston area provide their unique guidance, allowing the group to experience a variety of perspectives.

Here is our upcoming schedule of instructors (Scroll down to see each specific Drop-In):

Intro to Improv (I-2-I)