About ITS

Improv Theatre Sydney is a creative, inclusive and world-class school for students of improvisation. We are Sydney’s first and only dedicated improv theatre.

Improvisation is a collaborative method of creating live, spontaneous theatre. We teach people how to conceive original scenes in the moment, spontaneously discovering ideas, relationships and worlds – all from a single audience suggestion.

Our performance ensemble and student alumni includes Alex Lee (The Checkout), Bridie Connell (ARIA award-winner, Tonightly), Sam Mac (Sunrise), Kyran Wheatley (triple j), Susie Youssef (The Project), David Collins (The Umbilical Brothers) as well as award-winning comedians Steen Raskopoulos and Carlo Ritchie (The Bear Pack), Tom Walker (MICF Award nominee), Bec Melrose (2018 Raw Comedy winner) and more.

In addition to improv classes, we also offer sketch, stand-up, and other speciality courses written and taught by industry professionals (Tonightly’s Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd, Hughesy, We Have A Problem head writer Penny Greenhalgh). We’ve facilitated corporate workshops for national and international clients including Google, Commonwealth Bank, EY (Ernst & Young), Buzzfeed, Sydney Thunder, Barnados Australia and Stryker.

Improv is by its nature participatory and is emboldened by a diversity within its audiences and performers. ITS aims to provide a space where all people can perform together, embracing the mosaic of Sydney’s multiculturalism, religious plurality, gender and sexual diversity.

Above all, we believe that improv is and should be an enjoyable experience. Don’t think, have fun.

Welcome to ITS.

We would not exist without Giant Dwarf Theatre.

Improv Theatre Sydney acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge The Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the lands on which our company is located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.