Our improv classes are a great way to be creative, have fun, and make friends.
You don’t need any previous experience. Most of our participants don’t have a performing background. They’re often smart, creative people looking for an outlet. Improv workshops provide a gentle and enjoyable way to develop powerful performance skills, which have applications beyond the stage – for example, in the workplace or when doing public speaking?
However, if you ARE an aspiring or professional actor, you’ll find that improv gives you a set of skills that will raise your performance to a higher level, both in live shows and auditions.
We offer both online and in-person classes. You can read more about both below.
Covid Cancellations and Postponements
CANCELLED: All classes booked through through the Town of Oakville are cancelled for this session.
POSTPONED: Our Adult Performance Classes, Kids/Teens Classes and “in person” drop-in classes are postponed until at least February.
We are still offering online classes. Schedules for these classes are unchanged.
If you need further information about any of our programs and continued online shows, you can call or text us at 416-230-5967, or email us HERE.
Kevin Kruglow and Troy Daniels at The Moonshine Cafe, 2012
Jeremy Butler, Shann McGrail and Kim Beaune, Theatresports 2015
Andrew Zanella, Bob Kapur and Sam Hancock in our QEP Theatresports show 2016
We use Zoom to connect. Of course, there are some technical requirements – each student should be well lit and have a suitable internet connection. The speakers and microphone on the computer may work adequately, but we find that a headphones and a mic do improve quality, and make the classes more fun.
The Weekly ONLINE Drop-In
Adults, Wednesday Nights (free) 6-7 pm.
Get a feel for improvisation – and Oakville Improv – with our Drop-In classes. Register here first, then drop on by. We’re looking forward to meeting you!
Adult Intro to Improv (18yrs and up)
This online class is a safe space for beginners and improvisers who want a quick refresher. 6 classes 1 and half hours only. High Speed Internet, Headphones/mic recommended (You can request more information)
Start January 18, 2021 6-7:30pm (Fee $145). Cap of 10.
Bursaries are available without condition, just ask.
The Covid Thing… We’re cautiously restarting some in-person classes, but there’s still a pandemic going on, and we take the health of our students seriously. Participants must be fully vaccinated and symptom screened prior to entry to QEPCCC. You must also be registered for each class so we can track and trace. A break for ventilation will be taken between classes. Oh, and masks must be worn. But actors have been doing that since Ancient Greece.
The Weekly Drop-In
In person “drop ins” have started. Although it’s a misnomer to call it a drop-in because you have to register ahead of time. Monday nights from 7-8pm for adults and teens over 16 at QEPCCC 2302 Bridge Road. The class is free, but if you can make a small donation (we suggest $5), it helps us cover the costs of the room rental – if not, we’ve got your back. If you want more info mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Classes are capped at ten for COVID protocols. Masking is necessary in the building. Proof of vaccinations and ID required.
Adult Intro to Improv (18yrs and up)
This level is great for beginning improvisers, as well as being an enjoyable refresher for those improvisers who have had previous improv or acting experience. The workshops will cover a number of improv games and exercises and offer opportunities for students to perform for family and friends. All very low stress and fun. These classes are currently being held through the Town of Oakville at the QEPCCC (Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre – we like to call it “The Q”, but strangely, no one else does). You can register there through their on-line program connection Fall, Winter and Spring. In the summer, classes are scheduled through Oakville Improv. Schedules are listed below.
This class is available through The Town of Oakville on their recreation program site. The Fall course will begin January 13th, 2022 on Thursdays from 7-9:30pm for 8 sessions. Masks and Public Health protocols will apply.
Button links to Town of Oakville site.
Adult Performance (18yrs and up)
After finishing our Intro Class students may have permission to move forward to our “in person” Performance Class. This level is more challenging and will prepare students for improv performance.
Start January 13th, 2022, QEPCCC 2302 Bridge Road.
Bursaries are available without condition.
Brennan Moro in The Nuts and Crackers Suite 2015
Terri Skov and Colin Mochrie at an “away workshop” in Durham 2015
Kathy Greenwood (Whose Line and Second City) and Ed Sahely (Second City) join Gary Pearson at The Moonshine Cafe 2017
If In-Person classes are cancelled prior to start date due to lockdown or public health restrictions regarding numbers or criteria, OITC will refund the full amount (except for Beginners Classes booked through the Town of Oakville, which will be refunded through the Town). If In-Person classes are cancelled during the session, we will refund you for the classes you missed. If possible OITC may be able to shift some classes online for students if numbers allow.
If Online classes must be cancelled, full refunds will be made if the cancellation is before the session has started. If it’s in mid-session, we’ll refund you for the classes you miss. Refunds aren’t normally made for anyone opting out of class unless it’s for medical reasons. Bursaries are available, unconditionally – just ask.