Get to grips with Shakespeare in a very different way – by making it up! Impromptu Shakespeare teach a variety of workshops and courses for a diverse range of audiences: improvisers, children, students, actors and those who simply have a love of Shakespeare's work and an interest in exploring it from the inside out.
Using style, character and language techniques and exercises created from our 5 years of developing and performing improvised Shakespeare, participants understand the works more fully, and are able to create the scenes Shakespeare never wrote and uncover their inner Bard. The experience encompasses gravitas and beauty, gentle irreverence and hilarity.
We can tailor something specific for you whether you are an improviser, an educator, run a theatre company or even just looking for a really different experiential idea for a party. Get in touch and let us know what the occasion is!
Upcoming courses, workshops and jams:
Shakespeare's My Jam (online)
Every other Thursday night 8pm-9.30pm GMT
The cast of Impromptu Shakespeare invite you to an irreverent Bard-based online jam* of extemporised fun. Enjoy a guided warm-up and then play lots of scenes inspired by the works of the great Willy Shakes.
Expect language tomfoolery, insults and proclamations of love, as well as fairies, lovers, royals...and maybe a bit with a dog.
Open to all folks over the age of 18, and of all improv abilities.
This event is FREE but you must reserve your ticket via this link.
If you would like to make a donation you can do so here. This helps us support accesible places for our courses and workshops.
*This is a private event, jamming with, and performing to each other. The event isn't recorded or live-streamed.
Online Courses & Workshops
Improvising Shakespeare Six Week Beginners' Course
with Octavia Gilmore
Tuesdays 20th April - 25th May 7pm-9pm GMT+1
In this 6 week beginners' course we'll teach you all the basic tips, tricks and skills, step by step. From learning how to create a multitude of different Shakespearean characters, to easy word play, to basic storytelling and metaphor, we promise you'll be improvising Shakespeare in no time at all. No previous experience required.
Book your place now...
Accessible tickets are available if you can't afford the full price. Please email us for more information.
Improvising Shakespeare: making up metaphors
With Ailis Duff
Wednesday 28th April 7pm-9pm GMT+1
Improvising Shakespeare: ways into character
With Rebecca MacMillan
Sunday 16th May 2pm - 4pm GMT+1
Improvising Shakespeare & the supernatural
With Jen Rowe
Wednesday 26th May 7pm-9pm GMT+1
Making up Shakespeare: Improv Workshops