Katy Bateson - Chief Story Teller

Hello and welcome to the We Are Improv website.


I am Katy and I am We Are Improv!


In 2011 I was fed up of having to travel hundreds of miles find fellow improvisers so We Are Improv was born. I begun teaching improvisation and developing my own unique style focusing on Narrative Longform, Joyful Creativity and Kindness.


We Are Improv went on to perform all over the UK including at Improv Fest Ireland, ImproFest UK and the Bristol Improv Festival. It was amazing!

In 2017 and 2020 I gave birth to two beautiful boys and took a break from improvisation but now I am back, juggling being a full time Mum and trying to achieve my aim of being a fulltime improv teacher

I have been improvising for 17 years and I have trained with Pgraph (The Hideout Theatre, Austin Texas), Jason Chin (iO, Chicago), Rich and Rebecca Sohn (Annoyance Theatre, Chicago), The Maydays (Brighton, London), Keith Johnstone and Kenn Adams (Synergy Theatre, California)

Upcoming courses
Come and play!
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Merry Little Improv


A light hearted and fun filled improv class inspired by the joys of Christmas 

Thursday 9th December
7:30pm - 9:00pm GMT

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Down the Rabbit Hole

Come and fall down the rabbit hole into a world of wonderfully weird improv.

4 week course starting Tuesday 4th January 2022

No Pressure Improv

You don’t need to be clever. You don’t need to be funny. You don’t need to be interesting. Improv with the pressure off!


4 week course starting Saturday 8th January 2022



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The Improviser's Year


Come and join me for a 12 month online journey of improvisation exploration.

12 month course starting Thursday 6th January and Sunday 16th January 2022


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Find the Magic


Exploring connections, serendipity and joy in Longform Improvisation.

4 week course starting Tuesday 1st February 2022

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