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Level One: Discover Improv!

April 16 @ 5:30 pm - June 4 @ 7:30 pm


When: Tuesday evenings  530-730pm, begins April  16th for 8 weeks

Where: Toi Poneke Arts Centre – Upper Chamber

61-69 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington

Fees:$189.00 (Full 8 week term)

Tickets available here

Come and experience the wonder of Improv in this 8 week foundation course in Chicago style improvised theatre taught by Improv tutors James Smith & Cailin Neil.

In a fun-fueled  supportive group environment, through hilarious games, drills and scene work you will develop superpowers including the following:

-Superhuman listening skills!

-Supreme confidence!

-Amazing physical presence!

-Explosive creative energy!

-Light speed mental processing!


-Wild childlike playfulness!

** Please note – ability to become an actual superhero may vary (but not out of the question;) **

There’ll be an end of the class showing for friends and family (TBC), where you can show off all your skills and there will be plenty of opportunities to have additional practice sessions towards the end of the term.

Class size limited so be in quick! Suitable for absolute beginners through to seasoned improvisers looking to try something new.

So.. what you waiting for?! Lets do this!  take a LEAP into the unknown and improvise today!

About the teachers:
James discovered improv in 2013, and soon fell in love with both the art form and the comedy. He trained with the Improv Conspiracy Melbourne, and upon returning to NZ , James met local Improviser Clare Kerrison, and co-founded BaseJump Improv to bring this exciting style of improv comedy to Wellington.  He is the current Artistic Director as well as teaching, producing and performing. In his spare time, you’ll find him in the kitchen toiling over a mean spag bol, or dabbling with the world of sketch comedy.

Cailin started improvising in 2014 with Monkey Toast in London. She first started as a way to get over her shyness, but immediately fell in love with it, joining a number of Harold and Armando teams, before performing with her team Geraldine at the Edinburgh festival in 2017. She loves dry humour, can keep a straight face for days and believes great improv comedy comes from specificity, like when your character loves guacamole, but hates avocado!

Student testimonials:

”Three words.. organic, joyful and invigorating!” Duncan

”Basejump improv’s foundation course is a brilliant way to learn something new, get out of your comfort zone and have loads of fun all at the same time. You’re quickly immersed in a supportive and talented community to help you along the way.” Olivia

To sign up or for any other queries contact: james@basejumpimprov.co.nz


April 16 @ 5:30 pm
June 4 @ 7:30 pm
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Toi Poneke Arts Centre
61-69 Abel Smith ST
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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