There are no mistakes,
only gifts.

The supportive and safe environments encouraged by our improv comedy workshops and classes are the perfect place for anyone to have fun, create scenes and characters and surprise themselves by what they're capable of.

Whether you have an urge to perform on stage, or just like the idea of meeting some lovely people and having a go - improv can be liberating, confidence building and just plain fun. Oh and we usually go to the pub afterwards, of course we bloody do. In the slightly misquoted words of Alan Partridge, JOIN US!

Sunday Drop-In Improv Workshops

11am-1pm at the Alec Bussey Scout Centre, Rowington Road, Norwich

The driveway leading to the centre is towards the Southwell Road end of Rowington Road.

Dates up to Xmas 2016: 4th, 11th and 18th December - we start again weekly from the 8th Jan 2017.

£5 per person

Perfect for beginners and more experienced improvisers alike, our weekly drop-in sessions will be taught by our experienced coaches and will cover a topic each week, taking you through the fundamentals of improvised comedy. Sure to be a load of fun, come and have a go!

Video guide to finding the Alec Bussey Scout Centre

Over 16's only, under 18's must have a letter of consent from a legal guardian. Improv sessions can contain content of an adult nature.

Jam nights and Battle shows - starting 8th Jan 2017 at the Doghouse pub in Norwich!

From the new year, we'll be hosting fortnightly improv nights on Sundays at the Doghouse in the centre of Norwich. We'll be alternating between a Jam - where anyone can come along and perform, and a battle show - where 2 teams of performers will be battling it out to get your votes and take the title of Dogface Battle Champions (...for 4 weeks). It's going to be fun, what better way to beat the post-xmas blues!

Book us for your Christmas party!

Fancy something different for your party? Why not have the dogface troupe come along and entertain you with a set of improvised comedy in a "Whose line is it anyway?" style format. Get in touch for more info

Improv for Team Building

We offer workshops for business. Tailored to the needs of your organisation, we can provide improv workshops to improve teamwork, improve communication, build confidence, and show how to embrace failure as a positive experience - as well as simply providing an excellent way for the staff of your company to have fun playing together and getting to know each other outside the office. Get in touch for more info

Improv for Well Being

Improv can be beneficial in a number of ways for your well being. Improv can have a big positive impact on state of mind and mental health and Dogface are passionate about finding ways to introduce improv to people who might find it helpful and fun. If you are an organiser of any kind of support group, we'd love to hear from you. We can come and run a session with your group to see if it can be useful and fun for your members. Get in touch at

Improv Courses

We currently run three courses:

  • Level 1: Improv for Beginners
    8 week course, 2 hours per week on a weekday evening in Norwich. For people who have never done improv before, or who have a small amount of previous experience.
  • Level 2: Intermediate Level Improv
    8 week course, 2 hours per week on a weekday evening in Norwich. For people who have completed level 1 or have a similar level of experience.
  • Level 3: Advanced Short Form / Intro to Long form
    8 week course, 2 hours per week on a weekday evening in Norwich. For people who have completed Level 1 and Level 2 with Dogface or have similar experience. Strong Level 1 performers may also be admitted, email and ask if you have any queries about your eligability for Level 3.

We will be running one or more of these courses starting February 2017. If you are interested in any of them, please email and let us know. We will decide which courses to run based on the level interest.

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