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. It can also help you make industry connections.
We offer both online and in-person classes. You can read more about both below.
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 OCT 24th 1-2:30pm (Fee $145). Cap of 10.
Bursaries are available without condition. Request a course.
Or … PAY IT FORWARD for someone else!
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
New in-person drop-in classes will be starting very soon, so watch this spot! 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 you want more info mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 September 30th on Thursdays from 7-9:30pm until mid November for 8 sessions. Masks and Public Health protocols will apply.
Button links to Town of Oakville site.
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 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 missed. Refunds aren’t normally made for anyone opting out of class unless it’s for medical reasons. Bursaries are available.