The TCS In The Moment Improv Program

Improv for everyone, from beginners to experienced actors!

Ever want to give improv a try? You’re at the right place! We’ve been teaching improv in English and Japanese in Tokyo since 1994 for all levels, from beginners to experienced performers. And we now also offer classes in Spanish as well!

What should you expect?

We’ll ease you into improv in a fun and natural way. Beginners and Intermediate Improvisors are shown the basics of agreement, story-telling, character work, how funny the truth can be and how to create and have fun like a kid again. You’ll do exercises in pairs and small groups in the first hour and then volunteers get up and practice scenes and games in front of the class with side coaching from the instructor during performance time. And when you’re ready, we have our relaxed Student Showcase at Our Space, our black box studio! Find out more and sign up in our Meetups:

What’ll improv do for me?

Improv will release your innate creativity, make you a better listener and conversational partner, identify your subconscious fears and negativity, and grant you the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound! (All but one of those are true.) You can also chill with classmates at nearby restaurants afterwards, and make friends from all over the world. It’s a great way to make new friends and learn new skills at the same time.

Hey, I’m an advanced improvisor or really experienced actor!

If you have experience as a trained actor or improvisor, our Advanced Scenic Improv Workshops take deep dives into long-form improv and improvised genre plays. We use formats that enable actors to utilize both their wit and their acting skills, and they can then participate in student showcases at Studio Gokko, our black box studio. So if you are a trained actor or improvisor, fill out our application form here: