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

Sunday Drop-In Improv Workshops
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

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

The Harold: 5 week evening class

Tuesday evenings in July - 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
TBC - will be in 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.


Introduction to Improv - 10 week evening class

7:30 to 9:30pm, Monday evenings from 16th September to 18th November 2019
TBC - will be central 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.


Improv: Level 2 10 week evening class

7:30 to 9:30pm, Tuesday evenings from 10th September to 12th November 2019
TBC - will be central 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

Katy Schutte: Break Your Patterns, Shake It Up

Saturday 15th June 2019, 10am-1pm
TBC - will be in Norwich

This workshop allows you to try out different styles of improvisation. Get away from comfortable patterns you fall into in every show, break the rules, try something new. Perhaps your characters are strong, but you find game difficult, maybe you are amazing at story, but you never have an emotional reaction. We all have go-to choices and playing in the same group can sometimes leave you as 'the one that does that'. Not any more! Let's shake it up.​

Katy Schutte is one of the UK's top improvised comedy performers and teachers. She tours shows and classes around Europe and the US and teaches for Hoopla and The Maydays in the UK. Katy trained at Second City and iO Chicago and with teachers from the Annoyance, UCB, The Magnet and lots of other places.

Some experience needed for these classes, but not too much - send us a message if you're not sure.

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.


Katy Schutte: Silence and Subtext

Saturday 15th June 2019, 2pm-5pm
TBC - will be in Norwich

We will be looking at how to pick up on subtle cues from your co-performer, from their physicality, their tone and chosen words to find and play with subtext. We'll use improvised scene work, games and Chicago-style 'slow comedy' using more than one layer of understanding to create realistic and truthful moments with depth and subtlety.

Katy Schutte is one of the UK's top improvised comedy performers and teachers. She tours shows and classes around Europe and the US and teaches for Hoopla and The Maydays in the UK. Katy trained at Second City and iO Chicago and with teachers from the Annoyance, UCB, The Magnet and lots of other places.

Some experience needed for these classes, but not too much - send us a message if you're not sure.

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.