About Expatimprov

Welcome to Expatimprov, your destination for expats and theatre enthusiasts living in Germany with a passion for improvisation and acting! 

Our unique workshops and courses are designed to foster creativity, build confidence and create meaningful connections, all while having a great time.

What we offer:
Our workshops and courses are primarily taught in English and cater to the expat community and theatre enthusiasts across Germany. The main locations for our sessions are Cologne and Düsseldorf. Occasionally we also offer workshops in German to ensure a diverse and inclusive experience.

Weekly improvisation classes: Join Albert, an experienced Dutch drama teacher, for our weekly improvisation classes in the vibrant Düsseldorf/Cologne area. These classes are designed for all levels, whether you're an experienced performer or have no previous acting experience.

Weekend Improv Theatre Classes: Immerse yourself in the world of improvisation with our weekend classes, held in our own space in Düsseldorf Holthausen. This intimate setting provides a comfortable and focused environment for participants to explore their creativity and learn the art of improvisation.

Beyond the joy of fun, laughter and spontaneity, our classes offer many benefits. Participants can expect to build confidence, reduce stress and make meaningful connections, making it an invaluable experience for personal growth and an opportunity to make new friends.

Masterclasses with international guest teachers: Enhance your skills by attending our masterclasses with guest teachers from around the world. These sessions are a unique opportunity to learn from experienced professionals and expand your understanding of improvisational theatre.

Our courses cover a wide range of aspects, including warm-ups, improv games, performances and constructive feedback. Don't worry if you're a beginner - our inclusive approach ensures that everyone feels comfortable and can fully enjoy the experience.

Open Improv stages: Showcase your talent, creativity and spontaneity in front of a live audience by taking part in our Open Improv Stages. These events provide a platform for participants to express themselves and entertain others in a supportive and engaging environment.

Corporate Improv Workshops: Boost your team's communication, collaboration and creativity with our specialised corporate improv workshops. These workshops are designed to improve workplace dynamics, foster a positive team culture and enhance problem-solving skills. Our experienced facilitators bring a unique blend of entertainment and professional development to create a memorable and impactful experience for your team.

Join us:
Whether you're looking for a weekly class, a masterclass or the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience, Expatimprov welcomes you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and entertainment. We look forward to seeing you at our workshops, masterclasses or open stages in Cologne and Düsseldorf - where creativity knows no bounds! Look out for our occasional workshops in German and weekend courses for a truly diverse and immersive experience.

Discover Our Core Values: Playful, Optimistic, Safe, Community-driven, Respectful.

Interested in Expatimprov classes / workshops or Improv shows in other towns? Get in contact and let's discuss the possibilities.

Albert Schimmel
Albert Schimmel

Drop In Workshops

Weekly / 2 weekly workshops in Cologne or Düsseldorf


Join us at a 6 week course and a live show

Open Stages

Join us at the open stages in Düsseldorf or Cologne.

Corporate Workshops

Through fun and engaging improvisation exercises, we'll improve the mental health and well-being of your company's team.

Master classes

Led by different renowned international drama and improv teachers.

Improvisation isn't just for actors and comedians. It has the potential to benefit everyone. Whether your goal is to become more confident in social situations, sharpen your wit, or just have a good time.