What we're about

If you are interested in theatre, comedy, performing, storytelling, writing, meeting creative people in the local area or just having a laugh, then this group is for YOU!

Improv is the art of collaboratively creating theatre in the moment. It can be dramatic, it can be funny (it doesn't have to be!), it can be emotional, it can be musical, it can be anything! It's brilliant to behold and it's liberating to do. There's no wonder its taking the world by storm at the moment. It's a fast growing scene in London and Brighton right now but there's not much improv in between the two cities. This is where we come in!

There's a great variety of ways you can become involved with 'The improv community of Sussex and Surrey'...

- Join us in our Zoom improv workshops from anywhere across the globe.

- We meetup in Horley and Crawley at least once a week to practice improvisational theatre techniques in fun and supportive workshops. (Currently postponed for obvius reasons)

- Participants of these workshops have the option to become involved in showcases in local theatres. These are really fun to be in or to watch

- We're always going on trips to see improv shows in London, Brighton or anywhere in between.

- Then there's all our other social events (in the pub mostly)

We sail under the banner of 'Dingbats Improv' and you can find out more about us on our website http://www.dingbatsimprov.com

Upcoming events (4+)

Improv Comedy Workshop in Crawley

Needs a location

£9.00

THESE EVENTS USUALLY SELL OUT SO YOU MUST BUY A TICKET VIA THE WEBSITE TO ATTEND.

In our drop-ins you’ll be guided through a core element of improvisational comedy in a friendly and supportive environment. But most importantly, you'll have fun!

You don't need any acting, improv or comedy experience at all. The workshops focus on exercises and games to develop our teamwork and listening skills which easily lead you into creating entertaining scenes and characters.

Each week is something completely different and exciting! One week we'll be creating and exploring character, the next week we might be practicing how to improvise a narrative and then the next week we'll do the whole workshop in mime.

The workshops usually consist of silly ice-breaker warm ups, exercises to learn new skills and lots of time to play scenes and practise what we’ve learnt. Then we head to the pub. All our workshops are open to absolutely anyone (over 17)!

Improv is the perfect skill to develop if you are an actor looking to enhance your skill set, a writer looking for inspiration or anyone looking to unwind after work and gain a better understanding of creative collaboration.

Due to COVID-19, we have made changes to the way we run workshops. You can read more about it on our Code of Conduct and COVID-19 Policy when you book.

Time:
8.00pm - 10.00pm.

​Class size:
12 maximum

Address:
The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ

Getting here:
By public transport: the theatre is a 15 minute walk, or a direct bus route, from Three Bridges or Crawley Station.

By car: There is a free car park on site.

Price:
£9 + booking fee. You must book in advance online at www.dingbatsimprov.com. There will not be any tickets on the door.

Improv Comedy Workshop in Horley

Needs a location

£9.00

THESE EVENTS USUALLY SELL OUT SO YOU MUST BUY A TICKET VIA THE WEBSITE TO ATTEND.

In our drop-ins you’ll be guided through a core element of improvisational comedy in a friendly and supportive environment. But most importantly, you'll have fun!

You don't need any acting, improv or comedy experience at all. The workshops focus on exercises and games to develop our teamwork and listening skills which easily lead you into creating entertaining scenes and characters.

Each week is something completely different and exciting! One week we'll be creating and exploring character, the next week we might be practicing how to improvise a narrative and then the next week we'll do the whole workshop in mime.

The workshops usually consist of silly ice-breaker warm ups, exercises to learn new skills and lots of time to play scenes and practise what we’ve learnt. Then we head to the pub. All our workshops are open to absolutely anyone (over 17)!

Improv is the perfect skill to develop if you are an actor looking to enhance your skill set, a writer looking for inspiration or anyone looking to unwind after work and gain a better understanding of creative collaboration.

Due to COVID-19, we have made changes to the way we run workshops. You can read more about it on our Code of Conduct and COVID-19 Policy when you book.

Time:
8.00pm - 10.00pm. Please arrive from 7.50pm so we can start bang on 8pm.

​Class size:
12 maximum

Address:
The Archway Theatre Studio, The Drive, Horley, Surrey, RH6 7NQ

Getting here:
It's directly underneath Horley Train Station and there's plenty of parking on the roads nearby.

Price:
£9 + booking fee. You must book in advance online at www.dingbatsimprov.com. There will not be any tickets on the door.

Watch an improv comedy show!

Needs a location

Come along and watch an improv show hosted by the host of this MeetUp group.

This show is one of our monthly improv jams. They are always really good fun. The jams are a chance for any improvisers in the audience to jump on stage and improvise scenes. There is no requirement to perform - you can come along and enjoy watching the show without joining in the improv jam.

"Hilarious" - Dame Judi Dench

Friday 10th June 2022 / 8pm start (doors 7.45pm) / The Hawth Theatre Bar, Crawley / £5

Book online via The Hawth Theatre's website.

Improv Comedy Workshop in Crawley

Needs a location

£9.00

THESE EVENTS USUALLY SELL OUT SO YOU MUST BUY A TICKET VIA THE WEBSITE TO ATTEND.

In our drop-ins you’ll be guided through a core element of improvisational comedy in a friendly and supportive environment. But most importantly, you'll have fun!

You don't need any acting, improv or comedy experience at all. The workshops focus on exercises and games to develop our teamwork and listening skills which easily lead you into creating entertaining scenes and characters.

Each week is something completely different and exciting! One week we'll be creating and exploring character, the next week we might be practicing how to improvise a narrative and then the next week we'll do the whole workshop in mime.

The workshops usually consist of silly ice-breaker warm ups, exercises to learn new skills and lots of time to play scenes and practise what we’ve learnt. Then we head to the pub. All our workshops are open to absolutely anyone (over 17)!

Improv is the perfect skill to develop if you are an actor looking to enhance your skill set, a writer looking for inspiration or anyone looking to unwind after work and gain a better understanding of creative collaboration.

Due to COVID-19, we have made changes to the way we run workshops. You can read more about it on our Code of Conduct and COVID-19 Policy when you book.

Time:
8.00pm - 10.00pm.

​Class size:
12 maximum

Address:
The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ

Getting here:
By public transport: the theatre is a 15 minute walk, or a direct bus route, from Three Bridges or Crawley Station.

By car: There is a free car park on site.

Price:
£9 + booking fee. You must book in advance online at www.dingbatsimprov.com. There will not be any tickets on the door.

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Improv Comedy Workshop in Horley

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