If there is the same level of class in which you’re enrolled on offer at the same time, you’re welcome to do one make-up class. That’s limited to classes during the same semester on the same week as the missed class.
ITS has a policy of two absences before considering how you can progress in the following term. It is up to the discretion of the ITs faculty to decide on your progress from one level to the next.
To progress through the workshops, you much achieve a basis of understanding each level is meant to inculcate, as well as show a continued regard for the ensemble and the basic precept of listening positively to the rest of the class. If a student doesn’t show a continuing understanding of the levels, they may be required to repeat a level.
If any participants in the workshop are party to behaviour that is counter-productive to creating a safe and constructive workshops environment, that student may be told that continuing the workshops is not available to them. ITS has no space for jerks.
Absolutely. People are busy and we get that life can get full. Our normal policy allows for a year of having missed the workshops before possibly being considered by the ITs faculty on what level you should return on.
No. It is expected that you be part of the ITS student body but you can audition at any time during or after having participated in ITS workshops. Because we have a strong relationship and keen awareness of how our students perform, we’re inclined to give people in the higher level ITS workshop preference.
If you decide not to continue with your ITS improv workshop, you’re entitled to a full refund prior to the week before your workshop started. Once your term has started, you may be entitled to have your fees deferred until the following term if you make us aware you cannot come to the workshop within the first two weeks of the term. After two weeks, your full fee will be paid towards the term you paid for.
Improv Theatre Sydney strives to make its workshops and shows accessible to people with all abilities, however, we are not always successful. Our workshops are largely at City of Sydney venues which have elevators and ramps for full wheelchair access. Our tasters and shows are often at Giant Dwarf Theatre, which is wheelchair accessible. Our Wednesday night show ITS Sandpit is at a low accessibility venue, downstairs at The Chippo Hotel. We’re making efforts to find a more suitable and inclusive show venue, even though the people who run The Chippo are good people. It’s not them, it’s us and who we want to have the shows available to. If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please email us at the details below.