Adult Improvisation Drop-in Sessions


Act One now offers Adult Improvisation drop-in sessions.

Hosted by Steve Hobbs, the school's resident Improvisation instructor, each session offers a fun 90-minute improvisational classroom experience catering towards those with little or no experience doing Improv or who are just seeking a fun, social option for their Sunday evenings! Focusing on key improv concepts such as accepting ideas, making choices, networking, and play in general, these sessions offer the opportunity for participants to not only experience the world of improvisation, but also gain confidence in public settings and most importantly, learn more about themselves.

The drop-in format is designed for those who are interested in exploring this aspect of drama but whose schedules may not provide the flexibility to commit to a year long program. Offered twice a month, attendance is entirely at the participant's discretion. Whether coming regularly to each one, taking part for the first time or on a more occasional basis, these sessions aim to provide all participants with a fun and rewarding experience every time.

2023-24 Drop In Session Schedule and Other Details

The Improvisation drop-in program is built around twice monthly sessions from September to June. At present, the planned schedule for the upcoming 2023/23 school year is outlined below. Please note that all these dates are subject to change. While particpants can book at any time for any session, Act One strongly advises interested parties (whether previously registered or simply inquiring) to contact the school a week or so prior to any scheduled date to confirm that specific session date is running.


Act One 2023-24 Adult Improvisation Drop-In Session Schedule
Session Date Time Capacity Session Status
September 17, 2023 6:00-7:30pm 16 Completed
October 1, 2023 6:00-7:30pm 16 Cancelled
October 15, 2023 6:00-7:30pm 16 Open
October 29, 2023 6:00-7:30pm 16 Open
November 12, 2023 6:00-7:30pm 16 Open
November 26, 2023 6:00-7:30pm 16 Open
December 10, 2023 6:00-7:30pm 16 Open
January 7, 2024 6:00-7:30pm 16 Open
January 21, 2024 6:00-7:30pm 16 Open
February 4, 2024 6:00-7:30pm 16 Open
February 18, 2024 6:00-7:30pm 16 Open
March 3, 2024 6:00-7:30pm 16 Open
March 17, 2024 6:00-7:30pm 16 Open
March 31, 2024 6:00-7:30pm 16 Open
April 14, 2024 6:00-7:30pm 16 Open
April 28, 2024 6:00-7:30pm 16 Open
May 12, 2024 6:00-7:30pm 16 Open
May 26, 2024 6:00-7:30pm 16 Open
June 9, 2024 6:00-7:30pm 16 Open
June 23, 2024 6:00-7:30pm 16 Open


Drop-In Session Fee Information

  • Session Fee Options:
    • Single Person Rate: $22.50 (HST Included) per person if paying in advance (Interac e-transfer) and registering solo.
    • Come With A Friend Rate: $20 (HST included) per person if paying in advance (Interac e-transfer) and registering more than one person at the same time.
    • Pay at the Door: $25 (HST Included) per person (cash only) if paying at the door.
  • Payment Options: Interac E-transfer (in advance) or cash at door

Drop-In Session Registration

  • Participants are encouraged to register by e-mailing anytime up to 4 weeks prior to the scheduled session date.
  • Participants can register for up to two sessions at anyone time.
  • Registered participants will receive an e-mail a couple of days prior to the scheduled session, asking them to confirm participation.
  • Last-minute unregistered participants wishing to attend a sesison are asked to call in advance to confirm the session is running as planned

Drop-In Session Important Details

  • Session Cancellation: A scheduled session requires a minimum of 6 registered participants in order to run. Any session with less than this by 9pm on the preceding Saturday may be cancelled. In such cases, Act One will endeavour to notify all registered participants by e-mail.
  • Refund Policy: Participants paying in advance for a session that is cancelled can either request a refund or to have the payment applied to a future session. Participants paying in advance for a session they are forced to miss can apply the payment as a credit towards a future session.
  • Difference Between Improvisation Drop-in and Class: The class format offers a more immersive and detailed exploration of Improvisation through both a structured classroom environment and mulitple performance opportunities. The drop-in sessions are a less formal, more social opportunity to experience Improvisation without the pressure of a longer term commitment or live performance, for those who may not feel ready for it.
  • Adult Improvisation Class Credit: For any drop-in participant who may wish to join the regular Adult Improvisation class at some point during the year, not only are the class fees pro-rated to reflect when a student joins, but we will also apply 50% of any drop-in fees paid for previous sessions as a credit towards the class fees.