Performing Improv Level 1: Scenework Skills

Performing Improv Level 1: Scenework Skills

Mondays, 19:00 – 21:00, 12th October- 2nd November


Scenes are the slices which make up the pizza of the improvised story. 

In this course, we look at the different ingredients which can be used to start & develop a scene and how we can use our environment and mime work to ‘show’ the story rather than ‘tell’ it, inspired by the world of revolutionary improv teacher Viola Spolin.

These techniques can make our improvised scenes even more engaging, satisfying to perform and watch and helps us to practice communicating with our whole body rather than just with our heads. Perfect for anyone looking for a break from Zoom communication. 

Some improv or performance experience is recommended because there will be personalised coaching and feedback.

Photos by Ross Wilson


In a post-COVID world, we want to give people the opportunity to connect with each other whilst learning valuable skills in a controlled and friendly environment. 

Our classes are capped at 9 people (including instructors) so we can maintain 2m physical distancing throughout the session. 

We encourage students to wear masks when observing in the audience and hand gel & washing facilities will be readily available. 

A full list of what we’re doing to make the building Covid-Secure and what we expect from students is available here.

Feeling unwell? Please stay at home. We’re offering a flexible class exchange policy which you can read about here.


Caitlin Campbell has been improvising since 2011: after discovering improv at university she went on to join Degrees of Error and co-devised their flagship show ‘Murder, She Didn’t Write’. She performs with The Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes, This Is Your Musical and The Bish Bosh Bash. Caitlin is the Bristol Improv Theatre’s Artistic Director, where she also writes courses for the Theatre School and occasionally pulls pints behind the bar.