festival workshops


All workshops will be held at Swing Maniacs.
The venue is a 10 minute walk from both the Generator Hostel and the Teatre Cercle.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your workshop, to sign in and begin on time.


If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you may forfeit your place in the workshop without refund. Notify us if you know you will arrive to a workshop late

 WORKSHOPS by teacher

Click on the teacher profile to see the workshops on offer

workshops by level

Click to see level requirements and workshops on offer


These workshops can be taken by any improviser


These workshops can be taken by improvisers with at least 2 years experience who have experience performing on stage.


These workshops can be taken by improvisers with 4+ years experience, who rehearse and perform regularly


These workshops can be taken by improvisers with 6+ years experience who perform professionally and teach or coach other improvisers.


Mixer teams

These workshops culminate in a mixer team performance. One mixer team show per registered improviser.


Workshop FAQ

  • If you have already pre-paid for your workshop, you do not need to print your confirmation, just tell our staff which workshop you’re taking and your name.

  • Please do not walk into a workshop without checking in. Not only does it mess up our counting for the waiting list, but it could rip a hole in the space-time continuum.

  • If the workshop you want is sold out, sign up on the waiting list. If spaces open up in workshops before November, we inform the waiting list.

  • If a registrant is more than 15 minutes late, you may buy his/her place in the workshop. If you would like to try to get into a specific workshop on the day, you must be at Swing Maniacs in person. First come, first served.

  • There are no refunds for workshops. If you cannot attend a workshop you paid for and would like to sell or transfer your workshop to another person, that is fine. That person needs to print the confirmation from Eventbrite and present it to the BIG IF staff at the check in table