Free improv trial sessions run every Saturday afternoon at one of our Melbourne CBD locations.
Each free trial session will be hosted by one or two of The Improv Conspiracy Theatre's most enthusiastic teachers and performance ensemble members. You'll be guided through a few of the most exciting and inspiring activities and exercises from our Level 1 curriculum.
Expect heaps of fun in a low-pressure environment, with lots of like-minded people. There's absolutely no obligation to continue on to a paid class, but trust us, you'll probably want to!
There are 16 spaces in total, so book in before it's too late.
There's no prior acting or comedy experience required to participate!
Our Chicago-style improvised comedy training program spans six exciting core class levels, plus a variety of special electives, regular drop-in sessions, etc.
There's no prior acting or comedy experience required to get started with your free trial or Level 1 class. Prerequisites apply for higher levels and some standalone classes.
All core levels include an end-of-term showcase performance at The Improv Conspiracy Theatre for your friends and family (if COVID-19 restrictions prevent this from happening immediately following your term, we will offer you an alternative performance opportunity once the theatre reopens)
Full-term courses include two free tickets to watch shows at the theatre, plus unlimited discount standby tickets should you run out of freebies.
Our introductory course, for improv newbies and veterans alike. This workshop teaches the basics of Chicago-style long form improvisation, which may be different from what you're used to if you've trained elsewhere in Australia.View 6 Upcoming Workshops
Now that you know the basics, this workshop aims to give a deeper understanding of the building blocks of long form improvisation: Character & RelationshipView 4 Upcoming Workshops
Solid scenework is the foundation upon which all long form improv is built. This workshop focuses entirely on scenes and the ingredients that go into making them comedic!View 2 Upcoming Workshops
This class serves as your introduction to the Harold format, with an emphasis on calling back scenes through second and third beats, with prescribed openings and group games.View 3 Upcoming Workshops
This class serves as your deeper dive into the organic group mind aspect of long form improvisation, and in particular, the Harold format. More technical than previous levels, this workshop builds on everything you've learnt so far!View 1 Upcoming Workshop
From time to time we hope to offer elective courses focusing on special skills or improv formats. These will be announced as they come available, and may have prerequisites.More Info
I took the Level 1 workshop, and I treasure my experience (so far) with The Improv Conspiracy... The community is warm and welcoming, and the talent on display at the TIC ranges from outright hilarious to heart-wrenching. I highly recommend the course to anyone.
Improv isn't just about being funny or performing on a stage. It's about learning to love and be in tune with your instincts and be present with everyone else in the room. About learning to love it when you 'fail' and embrace living in the moment. The Improv Conspiracy Theatre teaches you how to live.
The Improv Conspiracy helped me grow immensely as a person and a performer. It also reminded me I may be over 18 but I never have to grow up (phew!). The school is welcoming and fun, and I loved coming to class every week. Highly recommend the classes. Go check out the shows too - they're hilarious!
This has been an incredible opportunity which I have found very fun, challenging and applicable to every day life. I'm excited to continue through the improv workshops!
An amazing experience that will equip you with new skills that can be translated to life, relationships and work. Highly recommend for anyone looking to experience something new and exciting within a supportive and educational framework.
Now that I've started, I don't want to stop!
The Improv Conspiracy has changed my life. Thank you for such a wonderful, supportive community.
In Level One I learned that the best way to be a star is to make your scene partner a star. I always thought I was a solo flier but at the end of this course I realised the right ethos and the right team energy make a performance so much more inspired.
It's really fun looking back after completing the 5 levels at TIC. I've had an insane amount of fun, met some incredible people and learnt so much about myself - both as an improviser and as a person. It's been an eye opening experience and I'm very grateful to have done it. I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I started, but I can honestly say I've had a blast.
I walked into my first class absolutely terrified and contemplated locking myself in the bathroom for the whole class. 8 weeks later I walked off stage with my new friends by my side, feeling so proud and amazed at how much I've grown. Thank you improv!
My level 1 class was such an amazing experience. Our teacher took us through everything we would need to know to go from having no background in improv to being able to put on a class show. The course was fun and I met lots of great creative people!
This is one of the best training courses I have ever done. I felt my brain work in a different way, and my creativity flowed effortlessly. I'm a better performer, improvisor and person because of this course.
I hate to use this cliche but doing improv has definitely transformed my life. I havent been able to express such creative energy for a long time, and i just feel so free. I encourage anyone and everyone to try this, you dont need anything but yourself. You are enough.
Level 1 was awesome, I was nervous going into it but that was short lived. The class was relaxed & real supportive — I loved it!