SPROUT IDEAS run courses for all levels of ability, from complete beginners to experienced performers. Everyone can learn to become more creative, confident and spontaneous!

We’ve been teaching improvisation classes for over 20 years and when we started we expected our sessions to be full of actors and comedians. We couldn’t have been more wrong. There were actors & comedians but the vast majority of the people who came to our sessions were simply people who wanted to have fun, meet people, build more confidence, and get a chance to explore their own creativity.

As well as improvisation classes you’ll also find some other fun sessions we run – including Stand-Up Comedy for beginners and the werewolf game!

Why pick us?

Don’t take our word for it. Here is some of the feedback from our classes.

“Having been slightly nervous beforehand, I felt the atmosphere was always friendly and welcoming and we were encouraged to try out new things. I really enjoyed it”

Gilly Cohen

“I’ve told everyone about it! A very inclusive course & covering a lot of material in just two days. The fact that it’s entirely practical was one of the draws for me. A very memorable weekend!”

Ruth Latchford

“I loved the course. The instructor was great! I do presentations for work and this helps me with public speaking. I’ll definitely recommend the course to friends.”

Katharina Zechner

“I thought Dave was an incredible tutor/teacher/guide. He was inclusive, encouraging and positive throughout”

Alexandra Campbell

“Good laugh – better than therapy! Felt more able to laugh at myself which feels good”

Caroline Smith

“I enjoyed the workshop very much. I liked that the tutor gave us detailed feedback after each scene as well as very good side-coaching.”

Luis Nogueira

“Lovely positive style of teaching. I have been recommending London based improv enthusiasts to you.”

John Cremer

“I had a wonderful time, I felt it was a smooth introduction to improvisation”

Zohar Adner

“I couldn’t believe some of the things I was able to achieve. The way the course is structured is the perfect way of gradually easing anxious people into it. It got to the stage where I was going from my usual feeling of anxiety to actually wanting to get up and perform.”

Steven Strowman

“I absolutely loved it and came away quite buzzing! You created a wonderful fun but educational learning environment. I am now wondering if I can convince my employer to use the company for our next team building day.”

Michelle Czechak

“It was immensely enjoyable. The weekend went like a shot. I got a huge amount of fun and met some great people. I would recommend this to anyone. There are so many facets that embellish your life.”

Paul Wright

“Thoroughly enjoyed the course. I got new friends, a weekend full of laughter, and an expansion of my creativity process.”

Michele Yeomans

“The course was put together incredibly well, building up bit by bit. I felt completely at ease rather than the usual feeling of terror. I have never felt so relaxed in any performance class, and it felt great to be performing without any tension or holding back.”

Rachel Agustsson

“It was brilliant thanks. The content and delivery really is great and has such wide application. I can’t think of many groups who wouldn’t benefit from this sort of workshop/approach.”

Abigail Hunt

“I met some brilliant people who I hope to keep in touch with and learned to have faith in what comes out of my mouth whilst performing. Had an absolute stormer of a weekend – can’t wait to do some more!”

Kate O’Connor

“The course was one of the most fun and rewarding things I’ve ever done. The tutors made the whole thing very easy and low pressure. I nearly cancelled cos I was feeling a bit under the weather. Thank God I didn’t.”

Stephen Gilsenan

“Thanks again for the course. I have been doing presentations and have felt much more confident. I stood up in front of 200 people in London on Saturday. I felt amazing, confident and full of life.”

Richard Stanley

“Just to say a huge huge huge thank you for such an amazing weekend! I haven’t laughed so much in ages. I feel so inspired!!”

Lucy Bailey

“You guys run a great course that’s extremely welcoming and not too scary for complete beginners!”

Sam Aspin

“I think I learnt something from every part of the process. I think the big ‘switch’ for me was realising it didn’t matter if you failed to ‘succeed’ in a scene or game – failing was just as much fun!”

David Millard

“It was a great weekend and I had a great time and met awesome people. You guys were awesome.”

Ivan Neralic

“Dave was an exceptionally engaging tutor. He answered questions in an honest and open manner and provide clear reasons for the activities.”

Roshan Bhageerutty

“Best fun I’ve had in ages. Many people would benefit from stuff like this.”

Paul Lasky

“The whole weekend was great fun, with a brilliant bunch of people. The tutors were very encouraging and provided constructive criticism in a positive and beneficial way. I wholeheartedly recommend the course.”

Tim Redding

“Booking this workshop was by far the best choice I have made all year!!”

Caroline Gardiner

“I had big expectations about the workshop and was not disappointed … I really stepped outside of my comfort zone. I saw that my creativity limits are further than I thought.”

Jakub Pawłowski

“The course taught me a few unexpected lessons. I’m already trying not to use “Yes, but” in any conversation, and trying to feel comfortable trusting my instinct instead of second guessing myself.”

Ciara Owens

“It was one of the funniest weekends of my life … and the worst part of the course was going back home.”

Kevin Clifford

“Loved everything! Two people recommended the course to me and they were right.”

Penny Williams

“Really enjoyed it. Dave made sure everyone was involved and felt comfortable. He obviously knew his stuff whilst being really down to earth and laughed as much as the rest of us which was fab.”

Alison Reid

 Upcoming classes, book now!

Below you’ll find dates/times and prices for our forthcoming courses.
Click on the courses below for more information:

Level 1 – All Welcome

No experience necessary. These classes are open to everyone from complete beginners to more experienced people.

Level 2 – Intermediate

These classes do require a knowledge of improv basics. If you’ve completed a beginner’s course with us you should be fine. If in doubt email us or give us a call.

Level 3 – Advanced

These courses require a deeper knowledge of improvisation. They will go beyond basic and intermediate skills and so a reasonable amount of prior experience is required. If in doubt email us or give us a call.

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