Improv is for everyone, especially you.

No script? No problem! Our improv comedy program is designed to help you unlock your inner creative genius.

No prior experience required. Free trials available.

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Why take a class at The Improv Conspiracy Theatre?
It's no wonder we're the most popular comedy school in Australia
Free trials: On the fence? Low-risk / high-fun sessions run ahead of each term
Classes starting soon: Six 8-week terms per year, multiple intro classes each term
No experience required: Start today, no acting/writing/comedy background required
Inspiring teachers: Established comedic performers with years of experience
Get on stage: Most classes include student showcase performances
Our own CBD venue: Melbourne's only company with its own training centre & theatre
Free standby tickets: See up to 100 comedy shows during term
Discounts: 15% off at select local bars during term for your post-class enjoyment
Friends and collaborators: Access to a network of 1500+ local creatives
Audition opportunities: Graduated? Apply to create on our stage and video channels
Don't take our word for it!
Check out these student testimonials

Kiran R.

I took the Level 1 workshop, and I treasure my experience (so far) with The Improv Conspiracy... The community is warm and welcoming, and the talent on display at the TIC ranges from outright hilarious to heart-wrenching. I highly recommend the course to anyone.

Emily F.

Improv isn't just about being funny or performing on a stage. It's about learning to love and be in tune with your instincts and be present with everyone else in the room. About learning to love it when you 'fail' and embrace living in the moment. The Improv Conspiracy Theatre teaches you how to live.

Corrie B.

The Improv Conspiracy helped me grow immensely as a person and a performer. It also reminded me I may be over 18 but I never have to grow up (phew!). The school is welcoming and fun, and I loved coming to class every week. Highly recommend the classes. Go check out the shows too - they're hilarious!

Michael W.

This has been an incredible opportunity which I have found very fun, challenging and applicable to every day life. I'm excited to continue through the improv workshops!

James E.

An amazing experience that will equip you with new skills that can be translated to life, relationships and work. Highly recommend for anyone looking to experience something new and exciting within a supportive and educational framework.

Madeline D.

Now that I've started, I don't want to stop!

Liam H.

The Improv Conspiracy has changed my life. Thank you for such a wonderful, supportive community.

Angela S.

In Level One I learned that the best way to be a star is to make your scene partner a star. I always thought I was a solo flier but at the end of this course I realised the right ethos and the right team energy make a performance so much more inspired.

Stefan S.

It's really fun looking back after completing the 5 levels at TIC. I've had an insane amount of fun, met some incredible people and learnt so much about myself - both as an improviser and as a person. It's been an eye opening experience and I'm very grateful to have done it. I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I started, but I can honestly say I've had a blast.

Maddison V.

I walked into my first class absolutely terrified and contemplated locking myself in the bathroom for the whole class. 8 weeks later I walked off stage with my new friends by my side, feeling so proud and amazed at how much I've grown. Thank you improv!

Lowell T.

My level 1 class was such an amazing experience. Our teacher took us through everything we would need to know to go from having no background in improv to being able to put on a class show. The course was fun and I met lots of great creative people!

Emily J.

This is one of the best training courses I have ever done. I felt my brain work in a different way, and my creativity flowed effortlessly. I'm a better performer, improvisor and person because of this course.

Zandalee D.

I hate to use this cliche but doing improv has definitely transformed my life. I havent been able to express such creative energy for a long time, and i just feel so free. I encourage anyone and everyone to try this, you dont need anything but yourself. You are enough.

Matthew E.

Level 1 was awesome, I was nervous going into it but that was short lived. The class was relaxed & real supportive — I loved it!

Spaces are limited — book before they're gone!

Due to high demand, it can be difficult to sign up for certain workshops at The Improv Conspiracy Theatre. We're unable to accommodate anyone who doesn't book into their preferred class in time.

  • New students: please note that we're on a 6+ month streak of selling out every available space in our free trials and Level 1 courses
  • Active students: new upper-level classes often go from empty to sold out in under five minutes during our end-of-term booking frenzy. Students can beat the rush by using our preregistration system — you'll be placed into your next class automatically

Improv is for everyone, not just established actors and comedians. To prove it, we're offering you a high-fun low-pressure intro session for FREE!

Duration Single Session
  Start Date Sunday, February 11
  End Date Sunday, February 11
  Meeting Time 2:00 - 4:30pm
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Duration Single Session
  Start Date Sunday, February 18
  End Date Sunday, February 18
  Meeting Time 2:00 - 4:30pm
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  Start Date Sunday, February 25
  End Date Sunday, February 25
  Meeting Time 2:00 - 4:30pm
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Our introductory course, for improv newbies and veterans alike. This workshop teaches the basics of Chicago-style long form improvisation, which may be different from what you're used to if you've trained elsewhere in Australia.

Duration 8 Weeks
  Start Date Monday, March 5
  End Date Monday, April 23
  Meeting Time 7-10pm
  Instructor(s) TBA
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Duration 8 Weeks
  Start Date Tuesday, March 6
  End Date Tuesday, April 24
  Meeting Time 7-10pm
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Duration 8 Weeks
  Start Date Wednesday, March 7
  End Date Wednesday, April 25
  Meeting Time 7-10pm
  Instructor(s) TBA
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Duration 8 Weeks
  Start Date Saturday, March 10
  End Date Saturday, April 28
  Meeting Time 3-6pm
  Instructor(s) TBA
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Now that you know the basics, this workshop aims to give a deeper understanding of the building blocks of long form improvisation: Character & Relationship

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Solid scenework is the foundation upon which all long form improv is built. This workshop focuses entirely on scenes and the ingredients that go into making them comedic!

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This class serves as your introduction to the Harold longform format. More technical than previous levels, this workshop builds on everything you've learnt so far!

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You've done a few Harolds and you're getting the hang of things! Now it's time to go in-depth and gain more experience with this amazing format.

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From time to time we hope to offer elective courses focusing on special skills or improv formats. These will be announced as they come available, and may have prerequisites.

Duration Single Session
  Start Date Friday, January 19
  End Date Friday, January 19
  Meeting Time 3-6pm
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Duration Single Session
  Start Date Friday, January 19
  End Date Friday, January 19
  Meeting Time 11am-2pm
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Duration Single Session
  Start Date Saturday, January 20
  End Date Saturday, January 20
  Meeting Time 11am-2pm
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Duration Single Session
  Start Date Saturday, January 20
  End Date Saturday, January 20
  Meeting Time 11am-2pm
  Instructor(s)
Sold Out
Join our mailing list to find out about upcoming workshops, or contact us to go on the waiting list