Bristol Improv Theatre

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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

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!

Degrees of Terror presents Murder, She Didn’t Fright

On a dark and stormy night, an original classic horror play is created based entirely on your suggestions. An evening of murder, mayhem and making it up on the spot.

Theatre Jam

Theatre Jam is the BIT’s performance and social night. Grab a drink and pull up a chair, or get up on stage for improvised theatre games and scenes!

Breaking Bread: Work in Progress

Improvisers from Impromptu Shakespeare, Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes and Murder, She Didn’t Write bring a brand new work in progress production to the Bristol Improv Theatre.

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.

Project2

Project2 make improvised science fiction, and the endless sub-genres that make up the multiverse-spanning superstructure of the science fiction genre.

The Bish Bosh Bash! Xmas Special

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

How The BIT Stole Christmas

Join the BIT this December for nights of mayhem, hijinks and improvised adventures, told as all festive stories should be: with puppets.

Utter Rot and Poppycock

The absurdist night of modern music hall that celebrates the weird and wonderful. Join us for a warm and welcoming evening of poignant shenanigans.

Improv Double Bill: Up The Antics & Helen

The BIT presents a double bill of improv talent, especially sourced from the South West.

The RH Experience presents: Stuck

The RH Experience are very excited to be bringing their 5-star show Stuck back to the Bristol Improv Theatre for one night only.

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.

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.

Dirty Picnic Club

Blurring reality, improv and theatre, get your hands dirty and join the club.

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.

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.

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.

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

An Experienced Drummer for Improvised Musical Theatre Show

This Is Your Musical, Improvised Musical Theatre Show based at the Bristol Improv Theatre, seeks an experienced drummer to join the show’s band.

Bristol Improv Theatre seeks new Trustees

The UK’s first permanently established institution, dedicated to improvised theatre work, the Bristol Improv Theatre, is seeking experienced trustees to join its members board and help guide the next stage of the organisation’s development.