Schools Workshops

“There are people who prefer to say ‘Yes’, and there are people who prefer to say ‘No’. Those who say ‘Yes’ are rewarded by the adventures they have, and those who say ‘No’ are rewarded by the safety they attain.”

– Keith Johnstone, creator of Theatresports


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Impro Australia creates tailored workshops for primary & high school students to suit your classroom needs: including basic improvisation and teamwork skills, Theatresports® games training and specific projects such as the HSC Group Performance.



Introduction to Improvisation workshop (recommended for years 3 – 11)

Learn the basic skills and terminology of improvisation (accepting offers, extending them, yielding, creating a narrative) with specific exercises & games which the students can use in class &Theatresports competitions.

Theatresports® Games workshop (recommended for years 5 – 11)

These workshops focus on specific skills including characterisation, style and genre, working with physical and verbal offers, creating environments and transitions. We can focus on whichever specific games you want, even the musical ones!

High School Drama Syllabus outcomes covered (in varying detail depending on the workshop & time) include:

STAGE 4: 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.2.1, 4.2.3, 4.3.1, 4.3.3

STAGE 5: 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.1.4, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, 5.3.1, 5.3.3

STAGE 6: P1.1, P1.2, P1.3, P1.5, P1.6, P1.7, P1.8, P2.1, P2.3, P2.4, P2.5, P2.6, P3.1

Year 12 Group Performance workshop (for years 11 – 12)

This workshop helps HSC drama students work more effectively and efficiently on their group performance pieces (and avoid excessive conflict). It involves teaching “theme” brainstorming techniques, creating dramatic scene images, transitioning smoothly from one scene to the next, and using a process of improvising a variety of scenes rather than arguing over ideas. Groups who improvise together find the GP process a lot easier than those who don’t!

HSC Drama syllabus outcomes covered: H1.1, H1.2, H1.3, H1.3, H1.4, H1.8, H1.9, H2.1, H2.2, H2.4, H3.3, H3.5



When it comes to putting on a show at your school, Impro Australia can provide Theatresports® tutors to run a workshop, warm up the teams and host your show. We can also provide judges if needed.



IA offers 50-100 minute Theatresports ® entertainment shows, performed by our professional cast, to demonstrate improvisation and games or to provide a hugely fun interactive performance for all students and year groups.

COSTS (prices include GST)

• 100 minute workshop: $300 per tutor (20-30 students), $250 for primary schools

• Half day workshop: $450 per tutor (20-30 students), $400 for primary schools

• Full day workshop: $600 per tutor (20-30 students), $500 for primary schools

• In-school Theatresports competition hosts etc: start at $600 for 2 hosts

• Theatresports Entertainment Shows: $5-$10 per student (minimum 100 students)

Minimum numbers may apply to all costings.


If you would like more information on IA workshops or performances at your school, please email our Education Manager: