​Improv in English

Impro Academy is the international improv theatre school in Paris. It was established in 1999 and lead to the creation of Paris's first ever anglophone impro theatre company The Improfessionals (2001).

It is directed by Florian Bartsch (founder) and Caspar Schjelbred.

We offer weekly improv classes, as well as specialised one-off workshops, in both English and in French. Whether it's for stage purposes or just for your personal pleasure - anyone who wants to become a better improviser is welcome at the Impro Academy.

Improvisational theatre is more or less what it sounds like: drama and comedy created on the spur of the moment. It's a highly personal and challenging art form; the skills used in improv - or impro - are an essential asset to anyone, actor or non-actor. Why? - Because this is the stuff of life.

Practise and develop the basics of improvisational theatre with us!

At Basement Studios (75009 Paris).

We’ll build a solid foundation by exercising and developing the basic improvisation skills:

    •    Spontaneity - Acting on impulse
    •    Listening - Paying attention to your partner
    •    Accepting - Yes!
    •    Creativity - Using your imagination
    •    Energy - 3-2-1-GO!

And then use these skills to create theatre - drama and comedy. We'll practise:

    •    Collaborative storytelling - Improvising stories together

    •    Initiating scenes - How do you start?

    •    Scene development - What comes next?

    •    Physical theatre - How to be playful with my body?

"Ceci n'est pas un cours de langue !"

Please note that our classes in English are designed to improve your improvisational theatre skills - NOT your language skills. It's not a problem if English is not your mother tongue. But you do need to be able to speak fluently.

SEASON 2020/2021


• Wednesday 24 JUNE (8pm - 10.30pm)

• Saturday 12 SEPT (6.30pm - 9pm)

• Sunday 13 SEPT (6-8.30pm)

• Sunday 20 SEPT (6-8.30pm)

Price : 25€


9/10/11 OCTOBER 2020

Friday 8pm-11pm

Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

(incl. 1h lunchbreak)

Price : 140€


Sundays 6pm - 8.30pm

(12 weeks per semester)

Fall semester: 27 SEPT - 13 DEC 2020

Winter semester: 10 JAN - 28 MARCH 2021

Spring semester: 11 APRIL - 27 JUNE 2021

Price : 12 classes 295€

(Price for all the 3 semesters :

770€ = 100€ reduction.)

Please CONTACT us by email : improacademy@yahoo.com

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