Performing Improv Level 1: Making a Scene

28th February – 11th April

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 ‘Telling Stories’, we use Keith Johnstone-inspired techniques to practice crafting and shaping our ability to tell satisfying stories on the spot. Students will have the chance to build their communication skills & confidence when telling stories and train narrative instincts to help grab and sustain audience interest.  An excellent course for writers, performers or anyone who wants to bring storytelling into their life and work.

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 (12 in total). It will take place in the bar space of the Bristol Improv Theatre. 

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 reguarly 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).