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IMAGINARIUM

Weekly class for improvisers, storytellers, theatre makers & the curious.

From: 6th June 2018
To: 6th June 2018

IMAGINARIUM – Weekly Class for Theatre-Makers & Storytellers

COME move body & imagination  – from simple physical theatre exercises connecting you to breath, movement & your whole body, to fun improv exercises!

From: 11th July 2018
To: 18th July 2018

Circus Zambia presents ‘The Electric Windmill’

African circus show with story, acrobatics and African Dance performed by Circus Zambia – a social circus project from the slums of Lusaka.

From: 18th July 2018
To: 18th July 2018

Circus Zambia in Bristol! Acrobatics Workshop

Circus Zambia are a social circus project from Africa – they will teach you African acrobatics – all levels and ages welcome!

From: 18th July 2018
To: 18th July 2018

Silence

The ancient tale Silence, the daughter of the heir to Duke of Cornwall who is raised as a boy to secure their inheritance, is stunningly told by Rachel Rose Reid

From: 18th July 2018
To: 18th July 2018

La La Bar

The BIT’s musical theatre open-mic night, with live piano accompaniment. Watch the show or hop up on stage to perform your favourite numbers!

From: 30th May 2018
To: 18th July 2018

Pre-Edinburgh Fringe Show

Ahead of the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Free Fringe Jane Westhead and Marcia D’Arc are trying out their solo shows right here in Bristol!

From: 19th July 2018
To: 19th July 2018

Circus Zambia presents ‘The Electric Windmill’

Circus Zambia presents ‘The Electric Windmill’, inspired by the the’ boy who harnessed the wind’ by William Kamkambwa, based on the true story. After the show there will be an opportunity for Q&As.

From: 19th July 2018
To: 19th July 2018

Circus Zambia Contemporary dance workshop

Circus Zambia brings you Contemporary dance workshop close to you, with a magical touch of the 10 different provinces in Zambia with fusion of folk and Nyami Nyami spirits. The Dance with 72 two different language which tells you about Zambian culture.

From: 19th July 2018
To: 19th July 2018

One Man and His Cow

A man. A cow. A shed load of trouble – written and performed in rhyme and song by the acclaimed Living Spit (makers of The Six Wives of Henry VIII)

From: 17th July 2018
To: 19th July 2018

Henry V – A Rapid Retelling

Let us ‘on your imaginary forces work’, as we bring the legendary Siege of Harfleur and Battle of Agincourt to life amongst the bookshelves. ​ We have partnered with the Bristol Shakespeare Festival, Bristol Libraries and South Gloucester Libraries to create a short tour of libraries around Bristol this July. ​ The show lasts approximately one hour with no interval and is suitable for audiences of all ages. Limited seats are available for all performances, so book yours now!

From: 10th July 2018
To: 20th July 2018

amendments; A Play on Words

A brand new prophetic comedy about the dangers of living in a politically correct society.

From: 19th July 2018
To: 20th July 2018

In The Light Everything Is Brighter

In their debut show, Made in Bristol company WILDERBEAST present In the Light Everything is Brighter, a daring exploration of inner torment, tenderness and raw humanity.

From: 18th July 2018
To: 21st July 2018

Bristol Comedy Writing Workshop One Day Intensive

Ever wondered what it takes to become a comedian? Want to learn how to make what you’re writing about more funny? Or do you just want to try something different?

From: 21st July 2018
To: 21st July 2018

Being Romeo and Juliet

Feel the love, hate, duty, desire, fear and hope of this ill-fated couple with playback and dance theatre.

From: 22nd July 2018
To: 22nd July 2018

Being Romeo & Juliet

Feel the love, hate, duty, desire, fear and hope of this ill-fated couple with playback and dance theatre.

From: 22nd July 2018
To: 22nd July 2018

Brazilian dance: An exploration of different Styles

Get your heart pumping with joy and your body moving with energy to the rhythm of live percussion & songs. Connect to the Afro-Brazilian roots, immerse in the adrenaline of carnival and let the movements drift you to new shores.

From: 3rd May 2018
To: 22nd July 2018

Improv to Stand-up with Chris Head (Weekend Intensive)

Over one weekend, create and perform a five-minute stand-up comedy act. In the experienced hands of Chris Head you will use improv techniques to write a set and deliver it with flair

From: 21st July 2018
To: 22nd July 2018

Dance workshops with Serena Ramzy, international Egyptian dance star. April, June, July

Certificated Egyptian dance course by Serena Ramzy.

From: 28th April 2018
To: 22nd July 2018

Women’s Adventure Film Tour – Bristol

Women’s Adventure Film Tour features some of the world’s most inspiring women in adventure. This festival is a celebration of the fantastic women around us who are doing extraordinary things. The events aim to promote diversity and inclusion in the outdoor industry and Women, Men and Children are all welcome!

From: 24th July 2018
To: 24th July 2018

Producers’ Place Bristol

A once a monthly opportunity for (mainly independent) producers to co-work informally together.

From: 27th June 2018
To: 25th July 2018

New Works Ballet Theatre – Childrens Company Life Course

For the first time New Works Ballet Theatre is opening its doors and giving young Dancers the chance to take class in the company style, learn exciting new ballets made just for the company and chat to the professional dancers of the company in a Q&A session, held at our lovely training base in St Werburghs. Course date:26th July 2018 Ages: 9-16 All grades, abilities and syllabuses of training welcome £20 per person Places are limited, so please contact to reserve your place ASAP.

From: 26th July 2018
To: 26th July 2018

South Western

Award-winning Bristol company The Wardrobe Ensemble present an odyssey of revenge from the mean streets of Bristol to the perilous cliffs of Cornwall, via Wookey Hole, the Eden Project and Easton-in-Gordano services.

From: 17th July 2018
To: 27th July 2018

Impromptu Shakespeare

An entirely new and unique Shakespeare play improvised on the spot and inspired by audience suggestions, showing as part of Bristol Shakespeare Festival 2018

From: 26th July 2018
To: 27th July 2018

The Unscripted Players’ BIG JULY SHOW

The Unscripted Players in association with The Bristol Improv Theatre present BIG JULY SHOW. A showcase of new comedic work produced and performed by Bristol amateur improvisers, featuring two new improvised comedy plays.

From: 20th April 2018
To: 28th July 2018

Puppetry Design and Fabrication Course

This 6 week evening course will focus on the design and build process of an articulated tabletop puppet.

From: 20th June 2018
To: 28th July 2018

The Establishment: Fool Britannia

Side-splitting, stiff upper-lipped hilarity from critically acclaimed duo Dan Lees and Neil Frost

From: 28th July 2018
To: 28th July 2018

Captain Cauliflower & Marvin the Mischievious Moose

Come and join the invincible Captain Cauliflower and his faithful companion on an unforgettable adventure, filled with extreme silliness and unquestionable danger – for ages 3-8 and their families

From: 28th July 2018
To: 28th July 2018

SESSION

Dance performance, gig, social, and rave, SESSION moves across hip-hop, contemporary folk and afrobeats vocabularies to create a new movement that is all and none of these parts.

From: 27th July 2018
To: 29th July 2018

Verity Standen’s Utterance – Summer Singing Sessions

Verity Standen’s casual choir is on for four summer sessions.

From: 15th July 2018
To: 29th July 2018

Romeo & Juliet in Eastville Park Swimming Pool

The show is created by the same team behind Macbeth at the Redcliffe Caves and The Tempest in St John on the Wall’s Crypt. It will showcase the company’s hallmark live singing, with thrilling fight sequences, dynamic staging and dance.

From: 15th June 2018
To: 29th July 2018

The Inner Idiot: Theatre Clown Weekend Workshop

Lecoq-based clown for performers

From: 28th July 2018
To: 29th July 2018

WORKSHOP with Impromptu Shakespeare

Learn how to improvise using style, character and language techniques to create the scenes Shakespeare never wrote from this experienced company

From: 29th July 2018
To: 29th July 2018

Sharp Teeth

Sundays at The Wardrobe Theatre: Stimulate your Sunday brain by coming down to Sharp Teeth’s monthly night of many genres

From: 29th July 2018
To: 29th July 2018

Shakespeare Undone!

Shakespeare Undone! takes you on a theatrical journey through the nooks and crannies of the SS Great Britain, where the best bits of Shakespeare will come to life around you!  

From: 25th July 2018
To: 30th July 2018

Mass Summer Drink

Join other colleagues working in the arts for a summer drink – the more the merrier

From: 31st July 2018
To: 31st July 2018

Said and Done

Darkly comic with snippets of original music and dollops of cheesy pop – a snapshot into the lives of two women who are far too close by Sugarscratch Theatre

From: 30th July 2018
To: 31st July 2018

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!

From: 1st June 2018
To: 3rd August 2018

Rex the King

Wassail Theatre presents their witty, uplifting and ludicrously tragic adaptation of Oedipus Rex – expect blood and sweat, tears and beers, not to mention plenty of songs and silliness

From: 1st August 2018
To: 3rd August 2018

Physical Theatre Summer School Intensive

Physical Theatre Summer School. Sign up for a comprehensive foundation in Lecoq based physical theatre: Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/mrKWb0Fd60BB9m4J3 and increase confidence in your physicality, clarity of movement, and dramatic technique

From: 30th July 2018
To: 3rd August 2018

Show & Tell

A comedy night with a difference! Open mic nights can be laddy, exclusionary and quite frankly we are sick of penis* jokes – Show & Tell by Sophie and Lucy Bishop is a friendly platform that encourages new performers (especially women!)

From: 3rd August 2018
To: 3rd August 2018

Make More Noise

Exploring the stories of women’s suffrage, alongside experiences of being female today, Bristol Old Vic Young Company and Adult Company present Make More Noise, a play which celebrates just how far we have come, whilst protesting what still needs to be done.

From: 2nd August 2018
To: 4th August 2018

An Officer and a Gentleman

The world premiere of a brand new musical that will simply sweep you off your feet!An Officer and a Gentlemanis based on the Oscar-winning film starring RichardGere. Its feel-good soundtrack includes the hit song from th…

From: 30th July 2018
To: 4th August 2018

Shrek The Musical

Based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musica…

From: 8th August 2018
To: 19th August 2018

Scholarships for Performing Artists | Movement: Directing/Teaching Lab

There are five partial scholarships for participation in Movement: Directing/Teaching Lab happening this August in Austria!

From: 15th August 2018
To: 21st August 2018

Women’s Improv Drop In

This fortnightly workshop is for all women and non-binary people looking to discover and explore improvisation.

From: 8th February 2018
To: 23rd August 2018

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.

From: 8th June 2018
To: 24th August 2018

Dance of the Violin

Wild Words presents a magical storytelling and music show for ages 3-10 preceeded by a playshop puppet making workshop

From: 28th August 2018
To: 28th August 2018

Body Eclectic a creative laboratory for professional movers

A creative laboratory for professional movers Calling Dancers/aerialists/circus artists and physical practitioners!

From: 27th August 2018
To: 30th August 2018

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!

From: 29th June 2018
To: 31st August 2018

The Pixies’ Scarf

A magical adventure for ages 3-8 and their families set in the wet, craggy lands of Dartmoor, presented by Soap Soup Theatre (makes of The Snow Baby and The Owl & The Pussycat’s Treasury of Nonsense)

From: 30th August 2018
To: 2nd September 2018

Monkey Tennis: LIVE

A live recording of the acclaimed Alan Partridge fan podcast

From: 7th September 2018
To: 7th September 2018

Theatre Bristol Open Office September

Theatre Bristol’s bi-monthly Open Office sessions are informal drop-in coffee mornings for strangers, newbies and old faces we’ve not seen in a while; anyone who wants to come and meet us for introductions and new connections. Both Artist Support Associates and one of Theatre Bristol’s Executive Team will be all ears and on hand with tea, coffee, and questions.

From: 11th September 2018
To: 11th September 2018

Skin

After the sell-out international tour of Smother, 201’s award-winning hip-hop theatre returns with SKIN.

From: 15th September 2018
To: 15th September 2018

Touching the Void

What happens when you look death squarely in the face and how do you find the strength to crawl back towards life?

From: 8th September 2018
To: 29th September 2018

‘Acting For Camera’ Youth Cinema Foundation Course Sept 2018 – 2019

The Youth Cinema Foundation is a unique year-long master class. The course involves one evening a week (during term-time) dedicated to learning to act for the screen with one of the UK’s leading acting teachers. You need to be aged between 15 – 26 years old to apply.

From: 27th March 2018
To: 1st October 2018

Tour de Ned @ Bristol SU

ITV’s cycling commentator Ned Boulting returns with an all-new production, built with wobbly precision on the edifice of the greatest bike race on earth. Prepare for an autumn evening of summer heat as the Tour de France becomes the Tour de Ned for one night only, on a stage near you.

From: 5th October 2018
To: 5th October 2018

Henry V

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (stf) presents their autumn production of Shakespeare’s great history play Henry V – the first time that stf has presented this magnificent play.

From: 12th September 2018
To: 6th October 2018

Windrush: Movement Of The People

Featuring an uplifting soundtrack from calypso, jazz and blues to ska, gospel and reggae, Windrush: Movement of the People is a lively celebration of the rise of multicultural Britain.

From: 9th October 2018
To: 10th October 2018

Frankie Vah

Passionate and clever verse drama about love, radical politics, and skuzzy indie stardom. Luke Wright’s performance is spellbinding.

From: 10th October 2018
To: 10th October 2018

The Meaning of Zong

Jointly commissioned by the National Theatre and presented and developed with partner theatres in Liverpool, Glasgow and London, this evening’s event is the first of a number of workshop performances and discussions in the Autumn, ahead of the play being fully staged in Spring 2019.

From: 11th October 2018
To: 11th October 2018

George Monbiot and Friends

The event will consist of talks, group break outs and discussions to really allow the audience to talk about their own issues with bringing about social change and looking deeper at simple steps on how we can all create positive action in the world around us.

From: 11th October 2018
To: 11th October 2018

Private Parts with Jamie Laing & Francis Boulle

For the very first time TV stars Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle are coming to a theatre near you!

From: 12th October 2018
To: 12th October 2018

Twisted Tales

Owdyado Theatre brings you three twisted tales from three distinct voices. Inspired by cult series The Twilight Zone and Inside Number Nine this series of dark comedies is co-written by Daniel Richards and Charlotte Bister

From: 12th October 2018
To: 13th October 2018

Macbeth – Director’s Cut

A Radical and entertaining re-working of the Scottish play

From: 17th October 2018
To: 17th October 2018

Chris Ramsey The just happy to get out of the house tour

Critically acclaimed and award winning Stand Up comedian.

From: 20th October 2018
To: 20th October 2018

A Pure Woman

Dorchester Arts and Poonamallee Productions present A Pure Woman, a new play by Simon Reade based on Christopher Nicholson’s novel Winter.

From: 24th October 2018
To: 27th October 2018

No Show

Tobacco Factory Theatres open the new Spielman Theatre with an incredible award-winning all-female contemporary circus show from Ellie Dubois. A show for anyone who has tried, failed and failed better.

From: 24th October 2018
To: 27th October 2018

Beautiful Thing

Beautiful Thing offers a razor-sharp depiction of life and love on a post-war council estate, and a gloriously nostalgic trip back to the early nineties.

From: 11th October 2018
To: 27th October 2018

Arrangement

British-Irish choreographer Joe Moran presents his work for the first time at the Wickham Theatre with a bold and arresting evening of new choreography. The stage will be stripped back and brought to life by seven exceptional international dancers.

From: 31st October 2018
To: 31st October 2018

The Spooky Ship

The Spooky Ship takes inspiration from the SS Great Britain’s history, bringing the ship vividly to life as professional actors roam the decks and ghostly figures stalk the corridors, making it a nightmare to remember.

From: 31st October 2018
To: 3rd November 2018

Giants of Science

With jarring jokes, pitiful puppetry, and the silliest of scientific songs, you can expect this raucous romp through the hilarious history of scientific stupidity to be… well, if nothing else, thoroughly entertaining.

From: 30th October 2018
To: 3rd November 2018

Sleepyhead

It’s been a long day for Dad and he can hardly keep his eyes open. All he wants is for Baby to go to sleep so he can catch up on a little shut-eye too.

From: 30th October 2018
To: 3rd November 2018

The Duke

Funny and poignant, The Duke is a one-man show by Shôn Dale-Jones, combining original storytelling with an inventive spirit.

From: 30th October 2018
To: 3rd November 2018

Princess Charming

Exploring gender stereotypes in a fun, questioning way, Princess Charming is a celebration of being exactly who you are. This show is for anyone who doesn’t like being told what to do and is about finding the courage to defy expectations.

From: 2nd November 2018
To: 4th November 2018

All You Need Is LSD

A world premiere from playwright Leo Butler, this darkly humorous new play illuminates the drugs debate that won’t go away and examines the freedom we have to make our own choices in life, and death.

From: 1st November 2018
To: 4th November 2018

The Dark

Written by the award-winning poet Nick Makoha, The Dark tells the vivid and moving story of the migration he made with his mother at the age of four.

From: 9th November 2018
To: 10th November 2018

Slap and Tickle

Liz Aggiss’s Slap and Tickle is a dark and ribald physical commentary on cultural mores, forays and sexual taboos.

From: 8th November 2018
To: 10th November 2018

Twelfth Night

Shakespeare’s bittersweet comedy delights in the mischief and mayhem of blurred genders, crossed boundaries and a world turned upside down – with music at the heart of the revelry. Director Wils Wilson (The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart) saturates this tale of magic and wonder with all the psychedelia and bohemian delight of the ‘Summer of Love’.

From: 17th October 2018
To: 10th November 2018

Gentlemen’s Dub Club

Fiesta Bombarda host the grand return of the nine-piece dub, ska and roots reggae collective GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB at the Anson Rooms.

From: 10th November 2018
To: 10th November 2018

Celebration, Florida

Featuring two unrehearsed performers who have never met, Celebration, Florida is a quietly surreal show for anyone who has ever missed anyone or anything.

From: 14th November 2018
To: 17th November 2018

Rocky Shock Horror

A comedy-drag-boxing-musical extravaganza from The Wardrobe Theatre, makers of Reservoir Mogs and Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears.

From: 12th November 2018
To: 17th November 2018

Contemporary Dance with acrobatics regular class!

Contemporary Dance with acrobatics class. Every Wednesday 12 midday. wilder Studios, Bristol.

From: 6th June 2018
To: 12th December 2018

Adults Intermediate Commercial Dance Class

Join Steph for an upbeat cardio warm up and stretch followed by sassy commercial choreography – new moves taught every week! Expect to sweat, have fun and make a new social group of friends. This class is taught at an in…

From: 13th September 2017
To: 12th December 2018

PUMPED Adults Street Dance Class

Join Claire for an upbeat cardio warm up and stretch followed by street / hip hop choreography – new moves taught every week! Expect to sweat, have fun and make a new social group of friends. This class is taught at a be…

From: 13th September 2017
To: 12th December 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS. International Performing Arts Conference

At the moment the conference is accepting presentation proposals. Find out more at www.performingartsconference.org The conference is a wonderful opportunity for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to demonstrate their methods and techniques.

From: 17th December 2018
To: 21st December 2018

Living Spit’s Nativity

With the usual mix of silly songs, pitiful puppetry and more Biblical befuddlement than you can shake a figgy pudding at, Living Spit’s Nativity promises to be a cornucopia of comic Christmassy crudeness that you’ll never forget!

From: 14th December 2018
To: 22nd December 2018

The Gift of Presents

Witness the festive period through the eyes of this trio of fools and expect something between cabaret, comedy, a carol concert and therapy. The BEST way to get you in the Chrimbo mood!

From: 7th December 2018
To: 30th December 2018

PERFORMANCE/ DRAMA TUITION

I am an experienced and dynamic drama teacher who offers drama and vocal training in all aspects of performance including acting, public speaking, poetry and prose. Sessions can be 30 minutes or an hour in length and are…

From: 6th February 2017
To: 31st December 2018

JULIA MCDADE: DRAMA, PERFORMANCE AND VOICE TUTOR

JULIA MCDADE Drama, Performance and Voice Tutor I am an experienced and dynamic drama teacher who offers drama and vocal training in all aspects of performance including acting, public speaking, poetry, prose and impro…

From: 26th June 2017
To: 3rd January 2019

Igloo

Following the sell-out success of last year’s Ice Ice Baby, our Christmas show for ages 0–3, Travelling Light and Bristol Old Vic present Igloo – a sensory experience filled with sights, sounds and texturised play, suitable for babes in arms and toddlers, accompanied by their carers.

From: 8th December 2018
To: 6th January 2019

Chloe And The Colour Catcher

Transforming our brand-new Weston Studio into a vibrant world of colour and rhyme, join Chloe on her courageous journey to unleash all seven shades of the rainbow in this extraordinary and wholly original tale of bravery, self expression and fighting for what your heart knows to be true.

From: 30th November 2018
To: 6th January 2019

Beasty Baby

Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

From: 6th December 2018
To: 6th January 2019

The Borrowers

This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

From: 29th November 2018
To: 13th January 2019

A Christmas Carol

In December 2018, Bristol Old Vic continues its festive tradition of imaginative new versions of classic stories with an enchanting new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless tale, A Christmas Carol.

From: 29th November 2018
To: 13th January 2019

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Chuckle Busters presents an evening with one of the country’s most popular comedians

From: 25th January 2019
To: 25th January 2019

Kinky Boots

Winner of every major Best Musical award, including the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, ‘London’s hottest musical’ (Smooth Radio) Kinky Boots is touring the UK in 2018! With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop …

From: 25th February 2019
To: 9th March 2019

Andre Maxwell: Showtime

Chuckle Busters presents an evening with one of the country’s most popular comedians

From: 23rd March 2019
To: 23rd March 2019

JULIA MCDADE: DRAMA, PERFORMANCE AND VOICE TUTOR

Are you keen to learn more about acting, but not sure where to start? Are you desperate to perform, but too shy to audition? Do you need to improve your presentation skills, but don’t know where to start? Does your…

From: 8th September 2017
To: 3rd May 2019