Gatecrash Improv is BACK IN THE ROOM!!!!!

Since starting GC we have built up a growing reputation for training new improvisers! We are now delighted to announce the return of our fantastic improv tutor John Lomas who will be running not one, not two BUT three improvisation courses for us in the coming months!!!

image‘This course helped me understand more about what I can achieve and what my mind can unleash by being anybody sharing experiences with others in any place under any circumstances that can be imagined. As a non-actor, this course was an expected delight and has opened up a desire to make improv a passion I follow.’

Pev, course attendee.

Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Often improvisers will take a suggestion from the audience, or draw on some other source of inspiration to get started.

It should be noted that ANYONE who has previously attended the INTERMEDIATE OR BEGINNER’S course is invited to re-attend the same course FREE of charge as a refresher IF they are registered to attend the next workshop level in the series.


For details on our Improvisation courses…. read on….


 Improv Weekend For Beginners


imageAfter the huge success and benefit gained from running this course in 2015 we are excited to be offering it again.


Start by saying ‘yes.’ 

Unlock your creativity and confidence with this introduction to the performance art of improvised  theatre and comedy.
John guides beginners (and refreshers) through the joys of story, 
getting yourself into trouble and inspiring laughter. Whether you’ve never been on stage or never been off, learning the fundamental skills of improv in a supportive group is challenging and fun! 
‘I’ve always loved the idea of Improvisation and this course helped me realise how I CAN do it! As a keen writer it has unlocked a whole new realm of creative thinking which helps with those awful mind blocks. As an actor I feel much more confident now in performance and am finding the joy in making mistakes’. Amber, previous course attendee.
‘This course helped me hugely with my fears of speaking in public.’

‘Oh my god! Loved it’ – Becky


‘Inspiring, fantastic, educational’ – Sarah


‘Loved John. Brilliant progression and nurturing’ – Carli

Date: Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th November


Time: 10-4pm both days

Location: Savernake Hall, Old Town, Swindon.

Cost: £100 for Gatecrash members/ £115 for non-Gatecrash members

 To enroll please contact us here

Intermediate Improvisation Weekend

imageTake your next step into the world of Improv!
This fun course is aimed at getting improv out of theThe Next Step into the world of Improv!In this intensive weekend course we will move from discovering improv to performing improv! We will further develop your spontaneity and creativity and introduce ideas of improvised narrative and character. And then we’ll apply that to creating compelling, improvised scenes from scratch!

The course is for improvers and intermediates and is suitable for anyone who has completed the beginner’s course, or for performers with some background in improvisation.


Date: Sat 7th and Sun 8th Jan

Time: 10-4pm both days
Location: Savernake Hall, Old Town
Cost: £100 for Gatecrash members/ £115 for non-Gatecrash member

To enroll on this course please contact us here

Advanced Improvisation Course (10 weeks)


imageAnd now for the next level!

This fun 10 week course is aimed at getting improv out of the workshop and onto the stage! We will deepen our understanding of narrative, use emotion to tell story, work as an ensemble and discover long-form improvisation! The course will end with a public performance of an entirely improvised play!


The course is suitable for improvers to advanced improvisers including anyone who has completed the intermediate course. We are using this course to source the troupe for Gatecrash’s ongoing Improv Collective who will perform and be paid from Gatecrash Events including Swindon Fringe 2017.

Date: Weds 11th Jan to 27th March (no session w.c 13th Feb)
Time: 7-9pm
Location: TBC

Cost: £120 for Gatecrash members/ £130 for non-Gatecrash members

To enroll on this course please contact us here