Performing Improv Level 1: Making a Scene

6th September – 18th October

Mondays | 19:00 – 21:30

Performing Improv L1 is a programme of three seven-week classes, which rotate throughout the year: Creating Characters, Telling Stories and Making a Scene. 

Each course approaches performing improvisation through a different lens and teaches you a new set of skills. They can be taken in any order, or completed individually.

All the courses end with a showcase for invited family and friends to share what you’ve learned.

In ‘Making a Scene’, we’ll explore 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.

Who is this course for?

  • Students who have completed Discovering Improv & Intro to Performing Improv and want to take the next step
  • Performers who have some improv experience and want to develop their improvised scene work skills 
  • Anyone who has learned improv elsewhere and wants to start learning with the BIT school

Class Details

This is a 7-week course, capped at 12 participants, plus 2 instructors (14 in total).

We also offer a shorter discovering course and improv drop-ins with a smaller group, which will maintain 2m physical distancing. 

Read about our latest Covid-security guidance and expectations 

If you have any accommodations or access needs, questions, feedback or concerns about the classes, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our theatre school manager Imogen at


Imogen Palmer is the Theatre School Manager and the Artistic Director The Delight Collective, creator of IMOGENÉ, The Bish Bosh Bash and International Women’s Day special ‘If These Walls Could Talk’. She began teaching improvisation whilst training full-time at the award-winning Howard Fine Acting Studio in Melbourne and performing with Impro Melbourne. She regularly tops up her training with improvisation and clown masters including Patti Stiles (Loose Moose Theatre), Deanna Fleysher (Butt Kapinsky), Jill Bernard (HUGE Theatre), the Showstoppers and Jason Shotts (IO Chicago).