Keith in London 2018 (10 Day Intensive)

Keith JohnstoneHaving successfully brought Keith over to the UK for the last 12 years I am pleased to announce that I have organised for Keith to come to London for his first ever 10 day Impro School in 2018.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with Keith this intensively giving you the chance to work in depth. There will be 1 group for a full consecutive 10 days and strictly 1 course. Maximum group size is 25.

This is now Keith's only course on his 2018 schedule.

There will be the opportunity to explore London's Impro scene & no doubt a theatre excursion or two.



The Guardian - Mark Ravenhill story about September 2008 Keith Johnstone course - Click to Read

What they said last year...

Keith’s Bio

Keith is one of the few internationally recognized authoritiesImpro in the field of improvisation, great chunks of which he created, including improvisation forms that include Theatresports, Maestro Impro, Gorilla Theatre, and the Life Game. Theatresports is known worldwide, and London’s Improbable Theatre Co. (directed by Phelim McDermot) recently played the National Theatre and toured the UK with the Life Game to excellent reviews.

His book Impro, and Impro For Storytellers, have been translated into many languages.

He worked at London’s Royal Court Theatre for its ten most revolutionary years (1956-1966), beginning as a reader of plays and ending as an Associate Director (with William Gaskill).

He has taught at many European Theatre Schools, including six years at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and each spring for fifteen years at the Stattensteatre Skole in Copenhagen.

Places where he has taught since November 1998 include San Francisco, Brisbane, Sydney, Seattle, London, Hong Kong, Austin (Texas), and Tokyo. He has recently returned from lecturing at the Deuches Institute for Provocative Therapy, and from teaching “clinic clowns” in the Bavarian Alps.

He founded the Theatre Machine improvisation group, the International Theatresports Institute, and was Co-founder of Calgary’s Loose Moose Theatre.

He is a Professor Emeritus at Calgary University.


Date: 29th November - 8th December 2018
Venue: Lantern Arts Centre, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8RA
Cost: £1,500 (deposit of £300 needed to confirm place)
Rough times: 10am-4pm (Confirmed nearer the date)
Terms and Conditions

What can you expect of a Keith Workshop?

Keith’s brief description of the workshop:
“If you’ve studied with me you’ll know what to expect. If not then my book ‘Impro’ will give you some idea.
I’ll teach what I always teach. I try to shape my courses to the needs of the group.”

Keith’s techniques specialize in releasing an individual’s potential within the context of group work. Keith’s work enables people to be more active, spontaneous and flexible. The exercises he will cover work to free the mind.

Am I a suitable candidate for a Keith Course?

In all Keith’s classes, he likes to have a variety of levels of participants; he enjoys the diversity and believes it is good for the entire class. Keith’s courses are not only for performers.
It is not uncommon to see groups which include as well as Actors & improvisers - Teachers, Business people, Lawyers, Psychologists etc…

How to apply:

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
your details and a little bit about yourself and why you want to work with Keith. As this is a ten day intensive Keith & I will be selective on applicants although I will note Keith really sets no boundaries on who gets to work with him. A good mix does help the group dynamic but on this occasion we do want the majority of participants to have a performance background. The non-refundable deposit will be required on receipt of confirmation of acceptance to the course.
The remainder of the cost must be paid by the 1st of October 2018.