Since 1970 we've been teaching people how to listen fully and respond effectively in the moment. Perform at your best level, onstage and in life. Discover why successful people from all fields value the secrets of improv and our proven approach.

 Learn to Improvise

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Be Fearless

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Ever feel awkward at a party? Nervous presenting an idea? Or anxious in front of an audience?

We understand.

We'll help you replace the urge to fight, flight or freeze with the tools improvisers have successfully used onstage for years. Learn to feel confident, no matter what the situation.

 The benefits of ImproV

Conquer Your Fears

Feel confident and comfortable whether you're performing, presenting or networking at a party—knowing you can improvise the right answer.

unleash your creativE SELF

Improv helps you tap into the unlimited creativity that's waiting inside of you. Learn everything you need to unlock your creative potential.

Be ready for anything

Want to perform your best? Improvisation will help you think fast and react even faster, which boosts your confidence everyday in every way.

We Get It

You want to be

confident and

perform your best,

so consider this:

  • We've taught over 10,000 students to be fearless "in the moment"

  • Alumni include: Bill Murray, Bonnie Hunt, Matt Walsh, advertising execs, teachers, salespeople, grandmoms, writers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and many more

  • We're the original school of improvisation with 50 years of experience



Learn how to play fearlessly, listen fully, and live more in each moment

on stage and in life.

New Class Starts Nov 30th

 Build on basic team skills by learning advanced brainstorming techniques, presentation skills, and valuable improv tools.

The Way of Players

Build your confidence & performance in 3 steps


Classes are safe, fun and will teach you skills you will use throughout your life that you can't find anywhere else.

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Our classes will teach you how to think on your feet, be confident, react on the fly, and live in the moment.



Apply your improv tools to life and work: be present, comfortable and authentic  in any situation.

What is a Futures Canterbury Hub?

Futures Canterbury has two hubs in Canterbury providing regular and affordable opportunities for young people and families to learn and play golf in a positive and fun environment. When you join a Futures Canterbury Hub, you get access to play at a collective of golf clubs with a growing community of young people and families along with regular learn and play sessions and events.

Who can join a Futures Canterbury Hub?

Hub membership is open to anyone under 19 years of age. We also have a membership for parents/guardians of junior members of a hub which provides them the opportunity to play golf with their children at the participating clubs in a hub. This membership is transferable between parents allowing one parent at any time to play with their child/children. If both parents would like to play with their child/children at the same time, two parent/guardian memberships would be required. Visit our Membership Options page for more information.

When can hub members play at the participating clubs?

Being a member of the hub gives you access to play at all of the participating clubs in your local hub at off-peak times outside of weekly club competitions. Click here to view course availability for members of the North-East Hub. Click here to view course availability for members of the Selwyn Hub.

Where are the participating golf clubs?

The participating clubs in the new North-East Hub are Bottle Lake Golf Club, Christchurch Golf Club, Rangiora Golf Club and Waimairi Beach Golf Club. The participating clubs in the Selwyn Hub are Charteris Bay, Ellesmere Golf Club, Greendale Golf Club, Hororata, Lincoln Golf Club, McLeans Island Golf Club and Tai Tapu Golf Club.

What does membership include?

As well as access to play at the participating clubs in a hub, junior members will also receive an introductory branded apparel pack, an official NZ Golf membership number and handicap, subsidised learn & play sessions and coaching programmes, and events, and the opportunity to play junior interclub for a nominated club within a hub. The parent/guardian membership includes off-peak playing rights at the participtating hub courses when playing with a young person who is a current junior member of the North-East or Selwyn Hub. Please note the parent/guardian membership does not include an NZ Golf membership number. As junior and parent members of Futures Canterbury, no green fee is payable at the participating courses in your local hub.

Can parents or guardians of junior members join the hub?

Yes, we offer a membership for parents/guardians of current junior members of a hub. The membership gives you the opportunity to play golf with your child/children at any of the participating clubs in a hub. The annual membership fee is $120. To encourage family participation, this membership is transferable between parents allowing one parent at any time to play with their child/children. If you would both like to play with your child/children at the same time, two parent/guardian memberships would be required. For parent members looking to get more involved in club golf, we offer a complimentary parent/guardian membership for those who join one of the participating clubs as a full playing member*. This offer also applies to parents who are current full playing members of a participating club when your son or daughter joins a Futures Canterbury Hub.
*Annual membership

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Ask our students

My teacher was Doug V and he was enthusiastic in the most genuine way...people will find this class a life changer.—Chris K

If you are on the fence about doing this program, I'll make it easy for you: jump over and discover a brand new world within you.—Dave W.

Players Workshop is the original School of Improvisation with Graduates wedding into The Second City, Saturday Night Live and many TV shows and movies.—David S

This is one of the best experiences I've had in my life.—Kristin S

A great place to learn Improvisation. Not just for comedy but for life. Friendly and knowledgeable teachers. They create a fun, safe place to learn, experiment and explore. Great experience!

—Jason K

The improv class at the Players Workshop was an invaluable experience. It stretched my capabilities. It improved my confidence.—Roger V

Players Workshop is a great place for personal growth, especially learning to interact with others in a safe place. Knowledgable and skilled instructors help bring out the best from students.—Judith P

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