Improv comedy training courses
6 Unique Levels of Improv Training in London
You've chosen the biggest and best comedy school in London! Our school ethos is aimed at unlocking a sense of joy in improv, setting you free to create compelling, hilarious and vibrant work with your team mates.
Whether you're joining us to build confidence, or hone your comedy and performance skills - you've found the right place.We provide the next generation of improvisers with the tools and knowledge to establish their own teams and create their own exciting shows.
We run 6 Levels in total, in a structured path. You work your way up through the levels, adding to your skill set as you go. This ensures we consistently graduate more 'complete' performers, who are fully adept in the FA's unique long-form style.
Our main 8 week training terms start in January, March, June and September, with intensive 4 week terms in August and November. We also run 4-day intensive workshops throughout the year. You're never far away from a class!
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As students progress they get the opportunity to perform in our weekly Teacher Jam and eventually audition to be part of a house Harold team. These teams play every week on a well attended night, and the players often begin the training process to become our coaches and teaching staff. Graduates of our Performance Lab class get a 10 week run in the Camden Comedy Room.
By joining The Free Association you are joining a burgeoning community of performers, comedians and like minded people. They spend time in the venues and the bar, make friends, collaborate and create teams together - which we are often able to offer stage time to. We also offer students free tickets to shows if they bring a paying friend.
“I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t benefit from it. It’s fun, inventive and silly, but it also really just nurtures all the good elements of being a human being.” - THE TIMES
Improv for beginners. No experience is necessary! Join for confidence, community or performance skills - this is where it all starts!
Starting with scene fundamentals, acting in improv and an introduction to playing the 'game of the scene'.
A deeper look into 'game of the scene'. with a focus on initiating with premise, heightening the game and an introduction to forms.
Students will apply their skills to create unified, cohesive, hilarious and satisfying shows. Culminating in a public performance.
Harold Graduate Class: An intensive course focusing on improving an improviser’s acting ability on stage (engaging the actor half of the improviser’s brain).
This 8-week course guides students through writing, producing, and performing their own sketch show. Lessons focus on punch ups, writers-room dynamics, directing, producing, and performance.
Mastering long-form techniques within the FA philosphy - Playing it real, expert heightening and advanced scene moves.
With a focus on premise, heightening, and sketch Structures, this 8-week syllabus is a fun and challenging course that combines the principles of improv with the world of Sketch writing.