Impulse Theatre provides training in a wide range of improvisation, comedy, and performance skills. We have regular classes are taught by experienced teachers, and special masterclass events with top-level instructors from around NZ and the world.

Be sure to be kept up to date with details of visiting international teachers and our latest course offerings by signing up for our workshop mailing list.

Adult Classes and Workshopsadult class

Our adult classes and workshops focus on long-form improvisation. Each workshop is different, covering a huge range of skills and techniques including relationship, movement, voice, object-work (mime), presence, awareness, teamwork, vulnerability, and much more.

We work with spontaneity, connection, and discovery - creating scenes that may be comedic or dramatic, but are always ultimately genuine and human.

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Several times a year we host international and national guest teachers who bring their own unique and exciting work to Christchurch.

With international guests no longer able to visit, we’re working hard to get some of NZ’s best improv teachers to visit Christchurch. Stay up to date, by joining our workshop mailing list.

Past guests have included...

  • Rahel Otsa (Tallinn, Estonia)
  • Christiane Brew (Tokyo)
  • Luke Rimmelzwaan (Brisbane)
  • Katie Schutte (London)
  • Jonathan Pitts (Chicago)
  • Linda Calgaro; (Sydney)
  • Gary Schwartz (Seattle)
  • Pauline Calmé (Paris)
  • Bobbi Block (Philadelphia)
  • David Razowsky (Los Angeles)
  • Steve Jarand (Calgary)

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