What we're about

The Courtyard Playhouse is Dubai's first and only improv theatre.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwI61VMauNI

By creating this unique space, we hope to give rise to a thriving improv community in Dubai.

This group is for comedy and theatre-lovers living in Dubai who want to connect with like-minded folk.

Anyone is welcome to suggest get-togethers.

We have improv shows every Wednesday evening from mid Sept to mid October. Entrance is free or by donation to help keep the community going.

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DON'T PANIC - IMPROV FOR ADULTS SPRING 2022

Courtyard Playhouse Dubai

‘There are people who prefer to say ‘Yes’, and there are people who prefer to say ‘No’. Those who say ‘Yes’ are rewarded by the adventures they have, and those who say ‘No’ are rewarded by the safety they attain.’ – Keith Johnstone

The aim of ‘Don’t Panic’ is to confront the fear associated with performing and improvising through a variety of fun exercises. Great emphasis is placed on failing happily and thus being emboldened to take risks and be adventurous.

This introductory course is great for performers wanting to sharpen their skills, business people learning to feel comfortable with public speaking or anyone who wants to be more spontaneous, creative, playful, open and aware.

• Limited participants per class ensuring you get the personalized attention from your instructor and social distancing during the workshop is maintained

• Over 14 hours of tuition including stage-time in a professional theatre

• A showcase performance at the Courtyard Playhouse open to your friends and family

Fees: 1850 AED (5 x 2 Hour sessions + 1 hour feedback session + Showcase + Social)

Don't Panic classes options:-
2nd Feb to 9th March - 19:30 to 21:30
5th Feb to 12th March - 17:15 to 19:15
6th Feb to 13th March - 12:00 to 14:00
6th Feb to 13th March - 14:30 to 16:30

RSVP'ing here does not book yourself a spot, please register using the below link:-
https://courtyardplayhouse.com/workshops/workshops-for-adults/

THEATRESPORTS OPEN TOURNAMENT: THROUGH THE AGES – PRELIMINARIES

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A clash of the ages!

A thrilling battle between teams of the best improvisers in Al Quoz 1. Watch as they pit their acting skills against one another in a bid to win the coveted Theatresports trophy.

The #1 improvisational theatre showdown scored by a panel of judges.

*This is not a ticketed event, please log in and put your name on the guest list below:-

https://courtyardplayhouse.com/event/theatresports-open-tournament-through-the-ages-preliminaries/

Improvised Kids' Storytime - Bestest Drawings

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In our newest Improvised Kids’ Storytime your children’s favourite silly actors will bring their bestest drawings and craziest creative imaginings to life right in front of their very eyes!

A unique story unfolds every week featuring characters and settings inspired by your little artists and filled with lots of made-up-on-the-spot fun.

For children 4-11 years old.

Interactive fun for the whole family!

“If you are looking for good family fun that embraces your children’s imagination and gives it an opportunity to showcase it, then the courtyard playhouse is the place to be…” – Leslie Bailey

*This is not a ticketed event. Please register as a member below and you will then be automatically added as a guest

To join us for this screening, please visit:
https://courtyardplayhouse.com/whats-on/improvised-kids-storytime/

THEATRESPORTS OPEN TOURNAMENT: THROUGH THE AGES – FINALS

The Courtyard Playhouse

A clash of the ages!

A thrilling battle between teams of the best improvisers in Al Quoz 1. Watch as they pit their acting skills against one another in a bid to win the coveted Theatresports trophy.

The #1 improvisational theatre showdown scored by a panel of judges.

*This is not a ticketed event, please log in and put your name on the guestlist below:-

https://courtyardplayhouse.com/event/theatresports-open-tournament-through-the-ages-finals/

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OPEN DAY FOR ADULTS JAN 2022

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