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 ask you to show up negatively tested on all course days. We will not control this, nor is it required by law at this time. Please do this anyway for all of us who don't want/need to get sick now, for a safer feeling in our courses and also for us who want to keep the improv school going.



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

Class description

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

Neue Kurse in Vorbereitung


Class description

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.

22.05. - 10.07.2023 English Evening Class Beginners Monday with Inbal and Lee
with Inbal and Lee
Monday, 23 May - 10 July, 2023 (except 5/29 + 7/3) (6 evenings)
7.30-10.00 P.M.
€ 149,-
sign in until: 12 May, 2023
Location: Europäisches Theaterinstitut (ETI), Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin

required is the participation of a Taster weekend in advance

Beginners / Advanced

Class description

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


Class description

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

Class description

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

Class description

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


Class description

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!


10.03. - 12.05.2023 English afternoon class Impro4ever Friday »Shapeshifters« with Inbal and Lee
with Inbal and Lee
Friday, 10 March - 12 May, 2023 without April 7th) (9 afternoons)
3.00 P.M. - 5.00 P.M.
€ 189,-
Location: Europäisches Theaterinstitut (ETI), Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin

Stereotypes. The classic characters we see over and over in stories. Over 9 weeks we will explore how to portray these characters we know and love. We will look into how to play them "by the book" but also how to find depth and contradictions in them. Sharpen your performance and start to take a deeper look at these familiar characters. Inbal Lori and Lee White guide you through strengthening your performance of the archetypes we see in every story.

Specials - Therapists

Class Description

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.