Rapid Fire Theatre offers public improv workshops throughout the year.
Whether you have no experience whatsoever or are a performer looking to hone your craft, we have a workshop for you! Boost your confidence, gain new skills, and have fun!
Workshops are available in-person or online. In-person workshops are delivered with proper sanitization and social distancing measures in place.
Online Improv for Beginners
A great way to challenge yourself, build confidence, break out of your comfort zone, and improve your online communication skills!
Online Improv for Creating Characters
In this online class, you will develop a variety of tools to create fun and complex improvised characters.
Online Improv for Storytelling
In this class, you will learn how to tell improvised stories using narration, object work, soundscape and more.
Online Improv Games
This online workshop expands the definition of what scene work is by exploring different structures such as monologues, split scenes, narration and edits.
Online Improv for Performance
In this online workshop, you will explore improvised show formats which include long format structures that are both linear and non-linear narratives.
In this class, your child will learn the basics of improvised theatre; narration, character, and scene work. Available online!
Level 1: Intro to Improv
A foundations workshop on the concepts of improvisation, with a focus on agreement and confidence-building.
Level 2C: Scenework – Focus on Character
In this workshop you will develop a variety of tools to create complex improvised characters. By the end of this class, you should be able to confidently perform the scariest scene of all; the open scene!
Level 2W: Scenework – The World of the Scene
In this class you will explore your environment in more depth, using narration, object work, soundscape and more. By the end of this class, you should be able to confidently perform the scariest scene of all; the open scene!
Level 3: Advanced Shortform
In this workshop you will explore different improv structures such as monologues, split scenes, narration and edits. Students should be able to set up and play Theatresports games by the end of this class.
Level 4N: Intro to Narrative Longform
In this workshop you will explore long format improvisational structures that are both linear and non-linear narratives, such as directed long forms and Tap Outs. You will discuss advanced storytelling concepts, as well as continue to develop editing techniques.
Level 4T: Intro to Thematic Longform
An exploration of The Structured Harold and Harold-derived thematic long format improv. You will work on different openings, and developing a group mind mentality with your ensemble.
A special course focused on musical scenes. You will explore song structure, musicality, scene work, and putting together an improvised musical.
Were you raised on Kids in the Hall? Do you love Baroness Von Sketch Show? Come learn the foundations of written comedy. This class will teach you how to generate ideas and expand them into fully-realized works of comedy.
This class will hone your skills through physical stagecraft, multiple character creation & narrative story telling, allowing you to perform solo Improvisation while giving you the tools to devise scripted solo work.
In-person public workshops take place at The Backstage Theatre at ATB Financial Arts Barns (north side of building, 10330 84 Ave NW).
The in-person Kidprovisors and Teenprovisors workshops take place at the Foote Theatre School at the Citadel Theatre (9828 101A Ave, Shoctor Alley).
Online workshops take place in the comfort of your own home!
Our Level 1 – 4 workshops are intended for adults.
Under 10 years old? Check out our Kidprovisors program.
Older than 10 but not quite an adult? Then the Improv for Teens is the workshop for you!
Most workshops sell out, don’t delay!
Also, please note that our workshops take a break in July and August and are back in action for September!