Bristol Improv Theatre

The Bristol Improv Theatre is the spiritual home of spontaneous and interactive theatre and comedy in the South West UK! We supporting the UK’s growing improvised theatre and comedy scene with events, performances, training, shows, classes and our yearly #Bitfest weekend improv theatre festival!

The Bristol Improv Theatre is the spiritual home of spontaneous and interactive theatre and comedy in the South West UK! We supporting the UK’s growing improvised theatre and comedy scene with events, performances, training, shows, classes and our yearly #Bitfest weekend improv theatre festival!

As well as growing audiences and promoting theatre performance, we are working with performers to develop new improvised theatre companies.

The BIT has a 100 seat capacity, flexible and well-equipped theatre space, with adjacent bar suitable for all kinds of productions. Our volunteers are working to make the BIT a beautiful asset for the whole Bristol theatre community.

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Getting Here

Shows

The Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

No script Sherlock! Packed with shady villains, red herrings and the brilliant deductions of London’s great detective.

Dirty Picnic Club

Part improv performance, part hidden camera show, part social experiment.  

Scratchpad

Scratchpad is the Bristol Improv Theatre’s new scratch night – carving out stage time for fledgling ideas, emerging groups and the shooting sprouts of talent.

Tales of Adventure

Led by the all-powerful Gamemaster, our heroes will search for treasure, battle deadly foes, and struggle against evil to save the world!

Love is in the BIT( Da Na Na, Da Na Na)

Expect gameshow-style hijinks, Blind Date-worthy puns, made up serenades, and at least one genuine instance of love at first sight (guaranteed).

IMOGENÉ

One improviser. One moment. One chance to change the world through improvised songs, dance, poetry and ART.

The Dragprov Revue

Serving you wit as sharp as their contour; jinks as high as their brows; memories that will stick with you longer than last night’s glitter, we present The Dragprov Revue.

International Women’s Day featuring Derek’s Mojo

This year The Bristol Improv Theatre celebrates International Women’s Day with a double bill of fantastic female talent. Featuring Derek’s MoJo and If These Walls Could Talk.

When In Rome – Bristol Improv Marathon 2020

Closer Each Day Company, in association with The Bristol Improv Theatre, present their annual 26-hour long improv marathon! A team of 30 performers will take to the stage in this narrative improvised show, which is not only a test of our performers’ skill … but also their stamina.

These Folk

Justin Brett and Susan Harrison weave a folk tale as old as time and as new as the moment it was created in.

Performing Improv Level 2: Approaches to Scenework

Scene work is the beating heart of improvised theatre. This course delves into improv technique and theory from a range of approaches to help the participants stretch their scenic muscles.

Performing Improv Level 1: Singing Songs

For anyone who’s fancied making up songs on the spot, and for those who don’t think they can sing but would love to have a go. Part of our Performing Improv programme.

The Bish Bosh Bash

The feisty improvisers from Team Bish and Team Bosh will go head-to-head chasing glory, honour and the audience’s love, in this extravanganza of games, songs and scenes.

This Is Your Musical

Each night, a cast of professional actors and team of talented musicians produce a brand-new, hilarious, smash-hit musical inspired by YOUR stories.

Spaces

Bristol Improv Theatre

The Bristol Improv Theatre is the spiritual home of improvised theatre and comedy in the South West UK! A 120 seat capacity, flexible and well-equipped Theatre space, with adjacent bar suitable for all kinds of productions. Our staff and volunteers are working to make the BIT a beautiful asset for the whole Bristol theatre community. We are also open for Day and Event hire, at very reasonable rates. Click the link for maps and directions: http://improvtheatre.net/visit/

Opportunities

Bristol Improv Marathon Casting Call – When in Rome

Audition for this year’s Bristol Improv Marathon: “When in Rome! or XXVI Hours BC”. Think poets and senators, plebeians and citizens, gladiators and priests…along with a whole lot of togas!

Unscripted Players BIG APRIL SHOW Casting Call

Unscripted Players is Bristol Improv Theatre’s amateur theatre company. We’re casting for two improvised shows to be performed on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th April (two evening performances, and a Saturday matinee performance) as part of our BIG APRIL SHOW line up.