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Impro Melbourne

Impro Melbourne Melbourne's premier improvised theatre company. Impro Melbourne is Melbourne’s most diverse improvisation theatre company. Formed in 1996 it is now run by Artistic Director Katherine Weaver and General Manager Rik Brown and the Impro Melbourne Committee of Management.

Since 1996 Impro Melbourne has produced all forms of improvised theatre from minute-long games and impromptu musicals to Shakespeare-on-the-spot and hour-long fully improvised plays. We currently produce the global impro format Theatresports™, as well as Keith Johnstone's two other competition formats Maestro™ and Gorilla Theatre™. In 2004 we developed a schools program which has now become a high

Since 1996 Impro Melbourne has produced all forms of improvised theatre from minute-long games and impromptu musicals to Shakespeare-on-the-spot and hour-long fully improvised plays. We currently produce the global impro format Theatresports™, as well as Keith Johnstone's two other competition formats Maestro™ and Gorilla Theatre™. In 2004 we developed a schools program which has now become a high

Tonight 7pm @ The Motley Bauhaus
23/09/2022

Tonight 7pm @ The Motley Bauhaus

Check out our stellar cast for this Friday!
This Friday night! Smells like a Song - An improvised musical. The Motley Bauhaus

Check out our stellar cast for this Friday! This Friday night! Smells like a Song - An improvised musical. The Motley Ba...
21/09/2022

Check out our stellar cast for this Friday!
This Friday night! Smells like a Song - An improvised musical. The Motley Bauhaus

21/09/2022

Join us for a night of musical mayhem that celebrates the very best of improvisation, comedy and Theatre.
Smells like a Song - An improvised musical is this Friday night 7pm The Motley Bauhaus

Don't be afraid, we have your Friday night sorted! Smells like a Song - An improvised musical.  A night of musical mayhe...
20/09/2022

Don't be afraid, we have your Friday night sorted! Smells like a Song - An improvised musical. A night of musical mayhem that celebrates the very best of improvisation, comedy, and Theatre.
Book your tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=902004&

We are coming to Frankston and you can try a class for free!Frankston City Libraries #improv #course #newskills #laughte...
18/09/2022
A Free taster improvisation workshop by Impro Melbourne

We are coming to Frankston and you can try a class for free!
Frankston City Libraries #improv #course #newskills #laughter

Everyone can enjoy the laughter and play of improvisation! This class is a super simple introduction to some joyful exercises and games, which explore basic impro principles like:

Learn to improvise at one of our excellent training locations.https://www.impromelbourne.com.au/workshops/Our experience...
16/09/2022

Learn to improvise at one of our excellent training locations.
https://www.impromelbourne.com.au/workshops/
Our experienced teachers are professionals who work in the arts. Enjoy a safe creative environment with a company that values diversity and welcomes people of different ethnicities, religions, sexualities, genders, abilities, ages, and backgrounds.
#improv #courses #acting #training #newskills Frankston City Libraries Abbotsford Convent

"Katherine was compassionate, inclusive, non judgemental, considerate, shows vulnerability, passionate, light hearted, p...
15/09/2022

"Katherine was compassionate, inclusive, non judgemental, considerate, shows vulnerability, passionate, light hearted, professional, great facilitator, very funny, all round amazing" - Steph Impro Melbourne Student
Take the plunge into your bucket list, and book your spot today! https://www.impromelbourne.com.au/workshops/2022/term-4/spontaneity-abbotsford
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FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! Students and Rookies compete for the grand title of Maestro! Performing scenes, songs, and more for ...
15/09/2022

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Students and Rookies compete for the grand title of Maestro! Performing scenes, songs, and more for you the audience's scores. This show is not to be missed! https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=901992&
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The Motley Bauhaus

Saturday night is a very special Maestro™ Impro - Student edition! Rookies and Students will battle it out to win the Ma...
14/09/2022
Maestro Impro™

Saturday night is a very special Maestro™ Impro - Student edition! Rookies and Students will battle it out to win the Maestro title.

"...A great night's entertainment for groups and friends." - WeekendNotes Get ready for Impro Melbourne’s high stakes showdown where the fate of the players rests solely in the hands of you the audience. Rivalry is fierce, with the cast competing in a series of scenes, songs or games...

“a show that you could see over and over again.” - Theatre PressFriday night 'Smells like a Song' returns to the Motley ...
14/09/2022

“a show that you could see over and over again.” - Theatre Press
Friday night 'Smells like a Song' returns to the Motley Bauhaus 🌹🌹🌹 - https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=902004&
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This Friday night's talented performers for Smells like a Song - An improvised musical. are... Kit Berry, Jessica Luu, A...
13/09/2022
Smells Like A Song

This Friday night's talented performers for Smells like a Song - An improvised musical. are... Kit Berry, Jessica Luu, Adam Hembree, Amy Moule, Katherine Weaver And Jill Healy. Music by the talented Ian Andrew.
https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=902004&

Impro Melbourne’s Sell Out musical success returns! Smells Like A Song sees the multi-talented Impro Melbourne players pulling an entire improvised musical out of nothing but thin air and audience suggestions. Each member of the audience receives a rose and at any point during the show they can to...

Katherine and Tim preparing for Theatresports at Berwick Beaconhills campus!
13/09/2022

Katherine and Tim preparing for Theatresports at Berwick Beaconhills campus!

There will be laughter. There will be risks. There will be a cut-throat competition. And at the end of each night, the o...
10/09/2022
Maestro Impro™

There will be laughter. There will be risks. There will be a cut-throat competition. And at the end of each night, the only player left standing will be The Maestro™.
Maestro™ Impro returns next Saturday night! Book your tickets here:

"...A great night's entertainment for groups and friends." - WeekendNotes Get ready for Impro Melbourne’s high stakes showdown where the fate of the players rests solely in the hands of you the audience. Rivalry is fierce, with the cast competing in a series of scenes, songs or games...

Fancy trying Improvisation? We have workshops starting soon in Melbourne, Abbotsford, Prahran, and Frankston!
08/09/2022
Improvisation Workshops by Impro Melbourne

Fancy trying Improvisation?
We have workshops starting soon in
Melbourne, Abbotsford, Prahran, and Frankston!

Impro Melbourne is a company of professional improvisers and innovators who believe in the creative, educational, professional and life benefits of improvisation. We love sharing the powerful tools and techniques of this art form with others.

"My improv training allows me to 'Yes and' at lightning speed when I’m in the clown zone. Similarly, the honesty and hum...
07/09/2022
Clown and Improv - Cousins of comedy

"My improv training allows me to 'Yes and' at lightning speed when I’m in the clown zone. Similarly, the honesty and humanity in clown breathes life into the human moments of improv, to help develop strong relationships and characters." - Jeromaia Detto
Read Jeromaia's blog below

French master clown Phlippe Gaulier often says, “when people laugh your clown is near to you”. The great provocator usually speaks with unusual poetry using many metaphors and analogies, but in this instance, he is very clear and concise.

A massive congratulations to all the schools who took on the Impro Melbourne Theatresports Schools Challenge on Saturday...
06/09/2022

A massive congratulations to all the schools who took on the Impro Melbourne Theatresports Schools Challenge on Saturday! It was incredible to see so much imagination, support, enthusiasm and joy on display.

Students from Brunswick Secondary College, Sacre Coeur, Melbourne Girls Grammar, Ave Maria College and Elwood College brought a range of hilarious characters, tales and songs to the stage. We witnessed marriages, deaths, goblins, haunted theme parks and mysterious boxes. The level of commitment and teamwork on display was inspiring and the future of impro looks bright!

Well done students and teachers on another brilliant Schools Challenge! Got FOMO? Contact us to book your spot for 2023!

More great pics at: https://flickr.com/photos/impromelbourne/albums/72177720301849071

Congratulations to all our students finishing up their courses this week. Below is a picture of the scene work class cel...
31/08/2022

Congratulations to all our students finishing up their courses this week.
Below is a picture of the scene work class celebrating their last class and discussing which impro class they will be taking in term 4. (Spoiler its character)
Check out all our upcoming courses here:
https://www.impromelbourne.com.au/workshops/
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Early bird price on Impro workshops! Be quick only limited spots available. Book via https://www.impromelbourne.com.au/w...
30/08/2022

Early bird price on Impro workshops! Be quick only limited spots available.
Book via https://www.impromelbourne.com.au/workshops/
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This Saturday is a very special day in the Impro Melbourne calendar. When schools from around victoria get together to p...
30/08/2022
Theatresports™ Schools Challenge - 2022

This Saturday is a very special day in the Impro Melbourne calendar. When schools from around victoria get together to play, laugh and perform in the Theatresports challenge. Bring your kids and cheer them on!
https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/944471

Theatresports™ has been performed in Melbourne for over three decades and improvisation continues to inspire teachers and students across Victoria. Teams of new young improvisors come together in the spirit of creativity and support to challenge each other to games and scenes for your delight. Fea...

A big thanks to our fantastic Smells Like a Song crowd for the opening and closing night of 'S*x & Cheesecake'!
27/08/2022

A big thanks to our fantastic Smells Like a Song crowd for the opening and closing night of 'S*x & Cheesecake'!

25/08/2022
Smells like a Song

Last chance to catch Smells like a Song tomorrow night!
A night of musical mayhem that celebrates the very best of improvisation, comedy and Theatre. Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=902004&
#improvisedtheatre #workshop #Courses #whatsonmelbourne #musicaltheatre #Shows #smellslikeasong #comedyshow #comedy

Free Impro in Abbotsford and Frankston! Everyone can enjoy the laughter and play of improvisation! This class is a super...
24/08/2022

Free Impro in Abbotsford and Frankston!
Everyone can enjoy the laughter and play of improvisation! This class is a super simple introduction to some joyful exercises and games.
Abbotsford - https://www.impromelbourne.com.au/workshops/2022/term-4/free-impro-workshop
Frankston -
https://www.impromelbourne.com.au/workshops/2022/term-4/free-impro-frankston
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Friday night join us for the final  'Smells like a Song!' at The Motley Bauhaus! Smells like a Song - An improvised musi...
23/08/2022

Friday night join us for the final 'Smells like a Song!' at The Motley Bauhaus! Smells like a Song - An improvised musical.
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Huge cast. Huge competition. Huge Saturday night out.14 improvisers will battle it out, performing scenes, skits, songs ...
22/08/2022

Huge cast. Huge competition. Huge Saturday night out.
14 improvisers will battle it out, performing scenes, skits, songs and more.
The audience will decide who wins and who gets eliminated!
Book your tickets now. Maestro™ Impro
#Weekend #whatsonmelbourne #improvisedtheatre #melbournecomedy #Shows #comedy #comedyshow #livetheatre #carlton #melbourne

Go Melbourne Demons AFLW! 🎉"Thanks so much for your energy and the way you engaged and educated our group.We’ve taken a ...
22/08/2022

Go Melbourne Demons AFLW! 🎉
"Thanks so much for your energy and the way you engaged and educated our group.
We’ve taken a lot from the sessions that will help us with our on field performance and overall enjoyment and connection with each other." - Michael Stinear - Head of AFLW performance/Senior Coach

Thank you for having us!

If you would like Impro Melbourne to run workshops for your business please email [email protected]

Reach out and make sure you grab a ticket to tonight's Smells like a Song at The Motley Bauhaus! Last week we invented a...
19/08/2022

Reach out and make sure you grab a ticket to tonight's Smells like a Song at The Motley Bauhaus!

Last week we invented a brand new colour - what will tonight's musical adventure bring? Throw a rose and call the songs... 🌹🎶
https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=902004&

Teen workshops are coming to Impro Melbourne! Located in West Melbourne & Frankston we can't wait to inspire young impro...
17/08/2022

Teen workshops are coming to Impro Melbourne!
Located in West Melbourne & Frankston we can't wait to inspire young improvisers. Taught by experienced teachers Jessica Pratt & Brenna Dixon. Check out our website for more details.

Look who’s performing in Smells like a Song - An improvised musical. 7pm this Friday at the Motley Bauhaus!  https://www...
16/08/2022

Look who’s performing in Smells like a Song - An improvised musical. 7pm this Friday at the Motley
Bauhaus! https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=902004&
A night of musical mayhem that celebrates the very best of improvisation, comedy and Theatre.

A big thank you to everyone who came to see Smells Like a Song tonight! From the suggestion of 'Kaleidoscope' we present...
12/08/2022

A big thank you to everyone who came to see Smells Like a Song tonight! From the suggestion of 'Kaleidoscope' we presented a tale of the creation of a brand new colour called 'Manderlay' - featuring Lady Boron's attempts to stop it becoming a success and a tearful reunion with the son she totally forgot she had! Don't miss out on tickets for our next improvised musical adventure!

HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE MOTLEY BAUHAUS?We’re loving our new digs as we continue our residency at the Motley Bauhaus. Have y...
11/08/2022

HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE MOTLEY BAUHAUS?
We’re loving our new digs as we continue our residency at the Motley Bauhaus. Have you been to check it out?

The Motley Bauhaus in Carlton is a warm and cosy venue with an artsy vibe. It’s a great place for a wine and a nibble, with comfy couches at the back and an imposing portrait of our COVID Daddy Dan Andrews by the fire.

And most importantly, there’s an intimate little black box theatre that draws a host of independent theatre, art and festivals. Impro Melbourne are proud to be pairing with the Motley Bauhaus for the rest of August – so come check it out and have a drink with us after the show!
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Will we have the devil on stage this Friday? Anything can happen and will, at Smells like a Song - An improvised musical...
10/08/2022

Will we have the devil on stage this Friday?
Anything can happen and will, at Smells like a Song - An improvised musical.!
Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/902004
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#comedy #carlton #smellslikeasong #Weekend #musical #melbourne #whatsonmelbourne #theatre #comedyshow #improvisedtheatre The Motley Bauhaus

This Friday night the amazing Panfred Reed will be on music for Smells like a Song - An improvised musical. Panfred is n...
09/08/2022

This Friday night the amazing Panfred Reed will be on music for Smells like a Song - An improvised musical.
Panfred is not only a talented musician and composer but also a designer, filmmaker and more... Book tickets to see Smells like a Song here
https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=902004&
You can read all about the wonderful Pan on his website
https://www.panfredreed.com/
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This Friday night Smells like a Song returns to the @themotleybauhaus 7pm. An improvised muscial where YOU call the song...
07/08/2022

This Friday night Smells like a Song returns to the @themotleybauhaus 7pm. An improvised muscial where YOU call the songs! https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=902004&
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Impro Melbourne is Melbourne’s longest-running improvisation theatre company. Formed in 1996 it is now run by Artistic Director Katherine Weaver and General Manager Rik Brown and the Impro Melbourne Committee of Management. Since 1996 Impro Melbourne has produced all forms of improvised theatre from minute-long games and impromptu musicals to Shakespeare-on-the-spot and hour-long fully improvised plays. We currently produce the global impro format Theatresports™, as well as Keith Johnstone's two other competition formats Maestro™ and Gorilla Theatre™. In 2004 we developed a schools program which has now become a highly acclaimed series of demonstration shows and workshops for primary and secondary students, which is managed by Regional Arts Victoria. Impro Melbourne’s reputation continues to grow as we travel across Australia and overseas. The company has performed and taught in Asia, Europe, South Africa, South America and North America. We continue to share our innovative techniques with the impro world and will never stop searching the globe for inspiration. Our shows are truly improvised, including the technical side of our shows. Impro Melbourne has the good fortune of working with Production Manager Teddy Lines.

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Tonight, an excellent night of improv, featuring Impro Melbourne, Soothplayers, The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Melbourne and of course, Impromptunes. A rare coming together of the impro companies of Melbourne, of course with the very real desire to our-impro the others! And look at all these special guests! Luke McGregor Tripod Claire Hooper Tom Walker Good Comedian https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2022/shows/the-festival-club
Melbourne Brewers Lunch - March 22 Save A Child's Heart Asset Valuations Group Barolo and Friends DebtForce Shuttle 48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar Impro Melbourne Life's Too Short Bar Neptune Food & Wine Lumber Punks Axe Throwing Kings Of Comedy Rising Young's Wine Rooms Trofeo Estate Winery Haigh's Chocolates
Hi, Stilt Walkers Australia is hiring. We are looking for performers keen to work with us on stilts, with giant puppets or creating giant soap bubbles. I'm hoping you are happy to share our info and point people in our direction. If anyone wishes to apply please use the link: https://tinyurl.com/4db4sm44
We're back for two last shows for 2021, and both performances feature HOO-HAA debuts! Tonight, we're thrilled to welcome special guest improviser Ella Galt from Barcelona Improv Group, who brings with her a wealth of improv comedy experience. Then tomorrow, one of our newest HOOMANS Rhys Auteri makes his long anticipated HOO-HAA debut (after his original debut show in August was cancelled due to... you know); Rhys comes onto stage following years working with the excellent people at Impro Melbourne. Come to one show or both - either way you cannot lose! Visit www.thebutterflyclub.com for tickets.
More #maestroimpro returning to the stage! This time with our friends at Impro Melbourne in Australia! Woo Hoo! 🥳
I miss being in a real theatre. This is a nice flashback to 2019 and the improvised soap I directed called Nothing Toulouse for Impro Melbourne
Thank you Impro Melbourne and Jim Fishwick for this wonderful chat about my book Improvise Freely. #improvisefreely #impro #improv #improvisation #improbook
Exciting News! We’re Back A whole new format at the Courthouse Impro Melbourne performing shows every Friday & Saturday Night Great wine Great craft beer Great top shelf spirts At this stage we will not be offering a kitchen Open Thursday Friday Saturday 5pm onwards Or by arrangement Open Night Thursday 27th May Shows on this night
WIN MAGIC CLASSES FOR KIDS & ADULTS!!!
I had a great night with Katherine Weaver from Impro Melbourne at her #improv workshop! With a bunch of lovely people, we played exercises and games in the space Katherine made physically and psychologically safe for everyone. There were so much to learn from her facilitation I ran a pen on my notebook on the tram back home. (Barely readable.) Katherine runs workshops, both free and paid 8-week course in Melbourne. I'd highly recommend her fun, energetic and inclusive session! https://www.impromelbourne.com.au/workshops/ (I would've taken the course myself if my visa situation had allowed.) ----------- Feel Good Improv workshops 'use' improv as a tool, and you do play improv games — but our focus is on making you and everyone in the space feel good. Some workshops are like a swimming pool where you learn to swim and gain strength. Ours are probably more like a spa where you learn to relax and rejuvenate yourself.
Non-white Actress needed for a dialogue heavy role in a play reading at Heidelberg Theatre Company The role is the close friend to a couple in the midst of breaking up, torn between supporting both of them. No accent (cliche or otherwise) is wanted or necessary. The role is written as Chinese Australian but race plays no part in the play, so with very little script changes, the actress can be anyone from European through to Chinese, or African, or South American .... basically just not white! The play is called Guardian Angel, and it explores male entitlement and how it does (or doesn't) cope with relationship breakdown. Please PM me or email [email protected] if you might be interested and I can send you a script. I am looking to fill this role as soon as possible so work can begin.
Well if this isn't a sight for sore eyes! Impro Melbourne's getting the numbers looking smart to get ready for #MaestroImpro starting soon. Have a great season, all!🥳