If you have any questions about any of our courses, please email Chris at chris@dogfaceimprov.com

Sunday Morning Improv
11:30am-1:30pm every Sunday at the Reindeer Pub, Dereham Road, Norwich

All abilities welcome, including complete beginners, £6 per person, £5 if you're on a Dogface course
A fun session run by one of our experienced coaches, taking on a differnt improv subject each week. No experience needed, just come and play.

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.

Dogface Improv Courses

Introduction to Improv - 10 week evening class

7:30 to 9:30pm, Tuesday evenings from 21st January to 24th March 2020
City College, Ipswich Road, Norwich

This course is designed for people who are completely new to improv, have a bit of experience, or haven't improvised for a while and want to get back in the saddle. Anyone who wants to can do this course.

Over the 10 weeks of this course, you will learn the fundamentals of this wonderful artform. You will learn through group exercises, games and scenework and progress towards a grounding in both of the main improv styles - short form ('Whose line is it anyway?' style games) and long form (more character and scene based improv).

There will be an opportunity to perform in a friends and family show at the end of the course. This is optional, but most find they want to perform in the show by the end of the course.

PLEASE NOTE: this is not a casual course, we ask that people only sign up if they can make at least 8 of the 10 classes.

You can pay the full price now, or secure your place with a deposit - the balance needs to be paid before the class start date.


The Harold: 5 week evening class

Monday evenings from 13th Jan - 10th Feb 2020
City College, Ipswich Road, Norwich

On this advanced course, you will learn the structure and techniques required to play this seminal long form. Created by Del Close initially in the 1960's and developed further by him at iO Chicago in the 1980's, this form has influenced a huge amount of modern long form.

You must have completed a Dogface Level 2 course, or have similar experience to attend this class.

This course will be technical, but hugely fun and rewarding too. Upon completing this course, you will be eligable to be selected for the Dogface Harold house team.

Your coach will be Chris Read. Chris is a warm and supportive coach who has been improvising for 10 years, has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and trained + performed across the UK and at iO Chicago.

You can pay the full price now, or secure your place with a deposit - the balance needs to be paid before the class start date.


Improv: Level 2 - 10 week evening class

7:30 to 9:30pm, Tuesday evenings from 21st January to 24th March 2020
City College, Ipswich Road, Norwich

This course is a mixed short and long form course and is for those who have completed the Dogface level 1 course, or have some previous short and long form experience

If you're unsure if this is the right course for you, please email chris@dogfaceimprov.com

PLEASE NOTE: this is not a casual course, we ask that people only sign up if they can make at least 8 of the 10 classes.

You can pay the full price now, or secure your place with a deposit - the balance needs to be paid before the class start date.


Visiting Coaches

Hip-hop Workshop by Track96

2pm - 5pm, Sunday 26th January 2020
The Reindeer Pub, Dereham Road, Norwich

Join us for an afternoon of rhyming and fun. This workshop is designed to get the newest of performers comfortable with freestyle rapping. You’ll learn how to work with the beat, find your flow, and construct versus that can heighten any improvised scene.

Aside from learning some Hip Hop fundamentals, you’ll also learn how to initiate a rap from within an improvised scene. Use the characters and scenes you create and weave them into a rap that you, and your fellow players, create on the spot!

Whether you’ve done some Hip Hop before, or if this is your first time, we’d love to have you along!