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!

Improv with Soul


Realistic relationships, meaningful connections and heartfelt improv

4 week online improv course

Starting Tuesday 5th July 2022
7:30pm - 9:00pm BST


Scene Painting

Using scene painting to create short plays with exciting settings, believable characters and realistic relationship.

4 week online improv course

Starting Friday 8th July 2022

7:30pm - 9:00pm BST



Exploring using audience suggestions as inspiration

4 week online improv course

Starting Tuesday 2nd August 2022

7:30pm - 9:00pm BST




Improv Minimalism


Exploring minimalism in Improv

4 week online improv course

Starting Friday 5th August 2022

7:30pm - 9:00pm BST


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Protagonist led Narrative improv

6 week online improv course

Starting Tuesday 20th September

7:30pm - 9:00pm BST


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