Improv school


About Improv School

Improv is good for your heart, risible muscle and all senses. It sharpens your perception and respect. It is about playing, following, leading, letting go and fooling around. Improv gives energy, makes you feel good and it makes you smart.

We invite you to »Spielen und Schnabulieren«!

Save the Date! Sunday 11.06.!
From 15:30 we will have a barbecue, the Open Stage starts at 18:00.

Whether you are an improv student or just curious about the improv school: come over, bring friends and if you like, a cake or a salad on top. We are organizing a barbecue in the yard of the Ratibor Theatre. Sausages (as well vegetarian options) and Bread is on us. Drinks will be available at the bar. From 15:30 we meet, celebrate the summer, playing improv and the community that we have.

At 18:00 the Open Stage will start. In the first half we are happy to welcome »Die Bunsenbrenner«, »The Shakedown« and »Notausgang« on the stage of the Ratibor! In the second half we will play together with you, our improv students. It doesn't matter if you're an experienced workshop-attendee or if you've just had a taste of improv - if you like spontaneity, we'll play with you this afternoon. We are looking forward to seeing you!






When you decide to get deeper into improvising after a taster weekend, you can start as a Beginner and continue as an Advanced. We recommend two Beginner's and two Advanced classes before moving on to the Stage Class. But ultimately, its your decision for how long you want to participate in each level. Please notice, that you can attend Stage Class only once. If you want to continue improvising after Stage Class the Impro4ever-Classes with different improv topics are open to you. At the Impro Sessions you have the chance to perform in front of the audience. Maybe you also find companions at the workshops to find your own improv ensemble ... If you are already playing in an improv group but still want to improve your skills, just take part in our Performer Classes.

No matter what level you are improvising in, we look forward to you and wish you a lot of joy, fun and courage!

To Try Out



Curious to see what improv's all about? Try it! If you want, you can continue with a beginner's class afterwards.

12.08. + 13.08.2023 English Taster Weekend August with Lee
with Lee
Saturday + Sunday, 12. + 13.08.2023
13:00 – 17:00 pm
EUR 98,00
sign in until Aug 2nd, 2023
Location: Europäisches Theaterinstitut (ETI), Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin




After participating in a Taster Weekend (required), you're learning the basic skills of good improvisation. Each instructor defines these a little differenty. But we all agree: different ideas are the salt in the improv-soup. Playfulness, courage and mindfulness are the most important ingredients. We recommend two consecutive classes in the beginner's level before you move on to the next level. Because practice makes perfect.

28.08. - 09.10.2023 English Evening Class Beginners Monday with Inbal Lori and Lee White
with Inbal Lori and Lee White
Duration: Mondays 28.08. - 09.10.
Course times: each 19:30 - 22:00
Course units (each 2,5h): 7
Course fee: 169,-
Registration deadline: 18.08.2023
Location: European Theatre Institute (ETI), Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin

required is the participation of a Taster weekend in advance

Beginners / Advanced



These mixed courses are for both absolute beginners and experienced students. After all, it’s all about playing with each other!
If this is your first time improvising, let the buffs pull you along and show you the ropes. As for all you experienced players - you’ll benefit from remembering the basics of improv, and the ‘newbies' might even breathe some new life into your performance! Have fun!

Neue Kurse in Vorbereitung




You understood the improv-basics, laughed a lot and sometimes quarreled with yourself. You are now standing at the threshold to the next step. And that is continuous rehearsing. In some (marked) courses of this level there is an improv musician teaching every now and then, that you can learn how music guides you through a scene. Practice in this level as long as you need to feel ready for Stage Class.

Neue Kurse in Vorbereitung

Acting classes for improv enthusiasts

Voraussetzung: Schnupperkurs o.ä.


Impro is a craft, so is acting. Getting to grips with both broadens your view of characters and scenes. And it's fun, too. Try it out!

Neue Kurse in Vorbereitung

Stage Class



On the last workshop day the whole class plays a show at the Ratibor Theater supported by their instructor. That's why in class you intensively practise acting and editing techniques, communication with the audience, and how you can support the other performers from off-stage. After the show there will be a final feedback meeting. And then you are ready for the next level: Impro4ever. 

Neue Kurse in Vorbereitung

Advanced / Impro4ever

29.08. - 10.10.2023 English Evening Class Tuesday Advanced/Impro4ever with Inbal Lori and Lee White
with Inbal Lori and Lee White
Duration: Tuesdays 29.08. - 10.10. (without 03.10.)
Course times: each 19:30 - 22:00
Course units (each 2,5h): 6
Course fee: 149,-
Registration deadline: 19.08.2023
Location: European Theatre Institute (ETI), Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin




The motto for this level is: do what interests you, what takes you further and makes you happy. Acting, dramaturgy, long form ... Here you can dive deeper into improv. Either you take long term classes over a few months or short courses on a special topic every once in a while. In some (marked) courses there will not always be an instructor around, because improv also is self-organisation. If you want to play: Impro-Sessions are open to all students of this level. The stage at Ratibor Theater is yours for this night. Enjoy!


26.05. - 14.07.2023 English afternoon class Impro4ever Friday »Shortcuts« with Show with Inbal and Lee
with Inbal and Lee
Friday, 26 May - 7 July, 2023 + Show: Wednesday, July 12th at Bühnenrausch (7 afternoons + evening show)
3.00 P.M. - 5.00 P.M.
€ 169,-
Location: Europäisches Theaterinstitut (ETI), Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin

Shortcuts - A long form made of different

Lee and Inbal have many shows in which each scene is a short story that introduces us to different world. Working toward a long form performance, their goal is to guide you in making stronger scenes that have purpose. Scenes that connect, contrast and balance to create a beautifully rich show. The class will focus on:

scenes work: creating Narrative and a story arch in a short scene

edit techniques: finding edit points from and outside of the scene as individuals and ensemble

inspiration: what does it mean and how can we best use it

Ensemble work: How to support our partners and pump up their offers to build a unique improvised piece that in the end seems like it was planned from the start
01.09. - 13.10.2023 English Afternoon class Impro4ever Fridays »Storytelling in Longform« + Show with Inbal Lori
with Inbal Lori
Duration: Fridays
01.09. - 13.10. + Show 11.10 @Bühnenrausch
Course times: each 15:00 - 17:00
Course units (each 2h): 7 + Show
Course fee: 169,-
Registration deadline: 15.08.2023

"Storytelling in Longform"

This workshop is aimed at helping you get stronger at the storytelling in our longforms. We will be experimenting with multiple longform formats, to help learn and practice what are the skills we need as storytellers to make a good show happen. Timing, editing, characters, mixed in with finding the arch of the story. All working toward a group performance together live in front of an audience.
Learn from two of the best longform performers in the world, Inbal Lori and Lee White.

Open Stage


Maybe you will also find new fellows at the Open Stages, where everyone is allowed on stage, and start your own impro ensemble...

11. JUN
»Spielen und Schnabulieren« - Open-Stage und Sommerfest
Specials - Therapists

Requirement: Actor


Here we bring the principles of improv theater from the stage back to life: how things develop, what happens when things change, what to do when things stagnate ... To what extent you need previous improv experience, please refer to the respective course description.

Neue Kurse in Vorbereitung


New courses start in January, March, May, after summer break and in October/November.
The following conditions apply for our courses.
The application conditions for festival courses and workshop trips you will find in the according description.
Vouchers for workshops you get here.