Improv workshops - Improv 101 & Improv 201

Improv 101 runs 4 x a year.

This course is open to anyone 18 years or over. No experience is required. It’s a 10-week program that runs for 2-hours (6pm - 8pm) every Monday night. This is also the entry level for those who want to join the theatre company.

Cost: $400.00

Improv 201 (10-weeks) is for graduates of Improv 101.

This is only for those who want to join the Covert Players and perform on stage. It’s a 10-week program that runs for 90-minutes (8.15pm - 9.45pm) every Monday night.

Prerequisite: Improv 101 (minimum attendance: 8 of the 10 classes)

Cost: $300.00

Improv 101: 2020 dates

Monday nights 6pm – 8pm 

3 February – 6 April

4 May - 13 July ( no workshop 1 June Queen’s Birthday)

20 July – 21 September

28 September – 7 December (no workshop 26 October Labour Day)

Improv 201: 2020 dates

Improv 201 runs when we have the numbers on Monday nights 8.15pm - 9.45pm.


The Art of Improvisation

Improvisation (improv) is an art form that brings you closer to yourself as it elicits freedom of creative expression. It is a form of active mindfulness as it teaches you to be in the present moment and helps you unlock your innate creativity.

It is the theatre of adventure!

Improv 101 teaches basic improv skills and performance techniques. You don't have to be a performer to do this course and it will enhance your life in every way.

Improv develops your storytelling ability, increases confidence, enhances your listening & communication skills, builds resilience and much more, while having massive fun!

There are only four courses a year with numbers strictly limited for the Monday evening workshops so book now to avoid disappointment. This is also the first step if you wish to join the Covert Theatre.

Read more here about the benefits of Improvisation.

What those who did Improv 101 say:

"What a brilliant 10 weeks! This course really reminded me how special (and awesome) the art of being in the moment is. What I thought might be a bit scary and embarrassing actually gave me a real feel good factor and a lot of laughs! I met a great bunch of people, from the course teachers to my fellow course mates and really feel it has helped me to brave the unknown."

"Totally not what I was expecting. I felt like a inner child jump out of my adult body. It was a transformative 10 weeks where I got to see myself and other classmates grow and step outside our comfort zones. You’ll come out a new and more vibrant version of yourself!"

“Improv is like yoga for your personality, it makes you stretch yourself in ways you didn’t know you could.”

"I was recommended this course by a friend to help me with my social anxiety and shyness, and I believe that it really did make a difference. Also I had so much fun playing the games with great people and learned so much that it really interested me to learn more about the art form in order to become even better at it, and to try and get into actually performing improv on a regular basis, which as someone with almost no performing arts experience is a really incredible thing."

"I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to push themselves creatively, get out of their comfort zones, develop life skills, become more mindful to the present moment and have a whole lot of fun meeting a diverse group of people and learning from some truly talented human beings.”