Why do improv?
There are so many reasons why different people do improv. Some of us find it is a way to challenge ourselves creatively; some of us just love staying on our toes; some of us want to push ourselves out of our comfort zones.
We might be working towards personal or career-based goals. We might be actors, working on ways to develop characters. We might be businesspeople who want to use improv as a way to build confidence speaking in front of big groups. Some of us think it's a pretty awesome way to meet cool people that have a go-getting and positive attitude to life.
For something that's made up, there's a couple of rules about improv that you'll always learn on your first lesson.
We make our partners look good. It's a supportive environment where we are all here to learn, no matter how much or how little improv we've practiced in the past. We're all about the positivity here.
We say "Yes and ...". We accept what our partners offer and add to it with our own ideas. In this way, we build a scene together.
Renegade Saints Improv Classes
Our 2020 session of improv classes is about to start! Here are all the details:
All classes will be at 94 rue de Lausanne (map at the bottom of this page).
Intro to Improv: For those who have never taken an Renegade Saints class before. To start the year right for those who have never done improv, we will be offering three back-to-back-to-back Intro to Improv classes. Each session is four weeks long.
Time: Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Dates: 1st session: 14 January to 4 February; 2nd session: 18 February to 10 March; 3rd session: 17 March to 7 April
Cost: 100 CHF
Level 1: For those who have taken Intro to Improv.
Time: Mondays 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Dates: 20 January to 9 March (eight weeks)
Cost: 225 CHFTo register, please click this link.
Please note that your registration is only finalized once you have paid. You will receive payment information in your confirmation email. Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you in class!
In addition to classes, we offer improv workshops for companies and organizations. If you are interested in learning more about how improv training is tremendously beneficial for teams at work, have a look here.
Testimonials from our students
I fully recommend this class to anyone wanting to explore improv for the first time. There are plenty of opportunities to get out of your comfort zone with fun games and scene building.
I had so much fun each week! I recommend this improv class for anyone who wants to get out of their comfort zone and dare to let their creativity flow.
Before the first class, I was feeling a bit nervous as I thought I would be 'put on the spot' but the teacher actually created a very safe and supportive environment. She helped us progressively switch to 'Improv Mode' and trusting our own creativity. The exercises were funny and the premises were easy to reach, so I recommend this course for anyone wishing to discover improv theatre.
The class was fun! The lessons built on each other well in a gentle and encouraging environment. Four weeks was just right for a taster and it left me wanting more!
2019 Drop-in Schedule
Once a month, from 11:00 to 13:00, we host drop-in sessions at the Mr Pickwick Pub.
If you've watched Whose Line Is It Anyway or seen the Renegade Saints perform and thought, that looks like fun, here's your chance to join in. It's barmy, it's silly and you'll love it. These sessions are good for anyone, whether you're looking to laugh off the stress of the week, get a little more self-confidence, or work on some performing skills towards that acting career you've always dreamed of.
We’ll do a variety of improv exercises and play a number of games, guaranteed to make you crack a smile. Come along and improvise with us. All levels of experience are welcome! It's a fantastic way to try improv to see if you enjoy it.
Our drop-in dates for the rest of 2019 are as follows:
- Sunday, 22 September
- Sunday, 20 October
- Sunday, 24 November
- Sunday, 15 December
Class and Drop-in Locations
You will most often find us at the Mr Pickwick Pub or the Château Banquet. They are almost right next door to each other. If you need help figuring out how to get to either location, just click on the address where your class or drop-in will be held and you will be taken to an interactive Google Map.