The Free Association
"[The FA] REALLY INSPIRED ME TO COME TO LONDON" -BILLY MERRIT (UCB, IMPROV LEGEND)
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FA TRAINING

Improv comedy training courses in London. Learn to improvise with the best Improvised comedians on the circuit, but most importantly, the best teachers in town! 

THE FREE ASSOCIATION TRAINING and workshops

You've chosen the biggest and best comedy school in London! With FIVE unique improv comedy syllabuses taught by the best improvisers in London, you can go from an absolute beginner, to an experienced performer in no time. The Free Association provide both 8 week classes and 4 day intensives,  drop in workshops and - most importantly - performance opportunities for our students. You can practice what you've learnt in our fortnightly Teacher Jam, and graduates of Harold and Advanced Harold can audition to join an FA house team.

We are also proud to have partnered with television's DAWSON BROS. to bring you a unique syllabus in sketch writing. The Sketch Class runs alongside our Improv training every term, and culminates in a live audience, professionally produced, sketch podcast!

Whether you're joining us to build confidence, or hone your comedy and performance skills - you've found the right place. 1000 students a year can't be wrong!

Don't know where to start? Try a TASTER CLASS? The next one is below

Then follow our core path - 

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. We also want to provide the next generation of improvisers with the tools and knowledge to establish their own teams and create their own exciting shows.

SEE ALL 2017 CLASSES ORGANISED BY LEVEL BELOw


AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BASIC SKILLS OF LONG-FORM IMPROVISATION

ACTIVELY LISTENING AND CO-OPERATING WITH TEAM MATES, “YES-AND", THE FREEDOM TO PLAY AND BE SPONTANEOUS, AND AN INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISED SCENE WORK. 

THIS IS THE PLACE TO START!

BOOK FOR THE SUMMER TERM! - JULY - SEPT 2017


Introduction into Long Form Scene Work. After an introduction to Improv, this class focuses on initiating and sustaining long-form improvisational scenes. The course starts with a focus on Scene Fundamentals, Acting in improv, and an introduction to Playing the Game of the scene.

INTRO TO IMPROV IS A PRE-REQUISITE, OR SIGNIFICANT LONG FORM EXP

Completed an intro class with Second City, UCB,  Hoopla, Monkey Toast OR an equivelant? Join us on this level!

BOOK FOR THE SUMMER TERM! JULY - SEPT 2017


A continuation of Scene Work and Intro to Game, this class is a deeper look into the 'Game of the Scene', with a focus on Initiating With Premise, Heightening the Game, and an introduction to Forms. 

SCENEWORK AND INTRO TO GAME IS A PRE-REQUISITE

BOOK FOR THE SUMMER TERM! JULY-SEPT 2O17


Introduction to long-form structures. In this course, students will learn how to apply their scene skills to create, unified, cohesive shows. Students will be introduced to a variety of long-form structures – including the Armando and the Harold –and learn how to create engaging, hilarious and satisfying shows as a team. 

'ADVANCED GAME' IS A PRE-REQUISITE


ADVANCED HAROLD will focus on mastering long-form techniques within the FA philosophy (playing it real, expert heightening, advanced scene moves) whilst continuing to work on the Harold as well as other long-form formats.

HAROLD IS A PRE-REQUISITE


 

 

 

LONDOn’s best improvisational home and school, has teamed up with British Television’s best sketch writing team, the Dawson Brothers (That Mitchell and Webb Look, The Peter Serafinowicz Show, Walliams & Friend), in order to deliver the UK’s best course in comedy sketch writing.