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Commanding Your Audience Through Improv Comedy

  • Richard Hoggart Building Goldsmiths College, New Cross SE14 6NW United Kingdom (map)

Would you like to be more confident in social and business situations? Do you feel like you don’t quite present your point as you’d wish? Perhaps you find speaking in groups stressful. Don’t worry.


This practical course uses improv comedy so you learn think on your feet while having a great time. In just six weeks you’ll increase your confidence, improve your body language and become more positive - and flexible - across a range of situations.

It’s common to want to be less nervous when handling unfamiliar situations or to be more creative and imaginative when put on the spot. This course is designed to train you to think on your feet while having a lot of fun exploring your personal comic potential. In six weeks you’ll increase your confidence, improve your body language and become more positive. We’ll introduce you to the key principles underpinning improvisation, while undertaking a series of informative, engaging and fun exercises in class. The course has been taken in the past by those from a variety of different backgrounds, including creatives (writers, actors, artists, model-makers and coders), analysts (accountants, big business management), and undergraduate and postgraduate students (MA and PhD students of all ages and subjects).

You’ll uncover your funny side (without any pressure to be funny) while becoming more confident, creative and collaborative. Improv is about being present in the moment, listening carefully and contributing freely. Above all, it is about being open to and accepting of new situations and possibilities.

Why study this course?
• You’ll increase your overall confidence. 
• You’ll learn the key principles of improvisation. 
• You’ll feel more in command of social situations, presentations and public speaking.
• You’ll be a better listener and collaborator and happy to agree and build on a given moment.
• You’ll become more creative and imaginative.
• You’ll feel more comfortable in the present moment.

Your teacher is Victoria Hogg. Vic is an experienced improvisation and applied theatre facilitator who specialises in safe space and low-risk, high-reward attainment. You'll meet new friends and learn a whole new skill set while having a lot of fun.

Please email Vic directly at with questions or go to Goldsmiths College Short Course to learn more about the course and to sign up.

Earlier Event: April 29
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Later Event: May 2
Intro To Acting and Drama