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Join us at The Wardrobe Theatre to find out what’s in store for the residents of Newtown in the next episode of ‘Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera’!

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.

Improv 301 Game Explore the comedy of the scene. Game is the shiniest moment in an improv scene. By playing Game we are exploring the scene’s comedic possibilities. We will create engaging characters, find patterns, and explore how to heighten towards a comedic finale. We learn how to make an improv scene look like a written sketch. The final class will be dedicated to the Armando format. If you are a comedian looking to improve you craft, a writer looking for inspiration, or someone who just wants to try something new, this course is for you!

Contemporary Dance with Acrobatics Mixed contemporary dance techniques, floor work and acrobatic moves.

Discover how to use your physicality to create engaging and compelling non-verbal performance with Physical Theatre teacher and performer Dominique Fester. Increase confidence, develop stage presence, discover pleasure in play.

Want to spend a day making theatre, exploring LGBTQ+ performance, scripts and poetry? If you identify as LGBTQ+, would like to meet like-minded people and chat about all things queer, we have an opportunity for you!

Improv 201 Create engaging scenes. We focus on playing real characters, and exploring in the moment. We learn how to act truthfully in scenes, and how to construct a platform through world exploration. The final class will be dedicated to the Montage format. If you are a comedian looking to improve you craft, a writer looking for inspiration, or someone who just wants to try something new, this course is for you!

When 12 people live under the same roof in a converted warehouse in North London, what could possibly go wrong?

What would you change if you could travel through time? In this multi-award winning original blend of science, sci-fi, Schwarzenegger and self-determination, Rosy Carrick explores the realities of time travel to find out.

Comedy Chest is a Monthly Stand-Up Comedy Night at Horts, Bristol.

Across three showings (each for two nights) these soon-to-be graduates will draw together everything they have learnt during their time at Circomedia as they combine physical theatre, circus disciplines and a variety of other performance styles.

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

An exclusive first-look rehearsed sing through performance of new British musical Milky Peaks from the company who brought you the award-winning How to Win Against History.

London-based long-form improv group specialising in character driven shows, and in being absolute legends.

A vibrant full-on energetic hip hop musical which transfers Wind in the Willows to a tough inner city school. An all action colouful spectacle suitable for young and old..

The best in improvised comedy – welcome to an evening of songs, gags and general silliness – all of it based around audience suggestions.

Instant Wit! The best in improvised comedy. Fresh and inventive, each show throws up new nuggets of hilarity crafted by a company of the highest calibre. It’s a pick-me-up tonic with unexpected twists and a dash of sauce.

This May Half Term INKBLOC Ensemble (Lego Beach) present a charming family adventure inspired by three female explorers, for ages 4-11 and their families

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is deaf dead!

WARNING: This show contains Ninjas, not magic. Card Ninja is a show like nothing you’ve ever seen before!

A brand new jazz-theatre extravaganza for audiences aged 7 to adult by Soap Soup Theatre Company.

Gradfest is the annual free student-run festival of arts, showcasing the work of graduating Theatre & Performance students at the University of Bristol.

After the attack on Pearl Harbour in 1942, over 10,000 women with outstanding skill sets were recruited to work for the American government. Now is the time to tell their story.

Across three showings (each for two nights) these soon-to-be graduates will draw together everything they have learnt during their time at Circomedia as they combine physical theatre, circus disciplines and a variety of other performance styles.

Twice a year our groups come together to celebrate and showcase all their talent, creativity and developing skills as dancers! There will be brave beginners right through to inspiring Teens who have been with us since they were little. Plus some truly amazing guest acts & talented external performers.

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. We look forward to having him back with his international hit show!

Local theatre-maker Jaleelah Galbraith brings her two one-act comedies to the Alma. Jayde is Bristolian, sarcastic, single and obsessed with Jane Austen! Join her as she talks all things literary; love and dating, Beyonce, Bridget Jones and Colin Firth. Jal was a baby in the 80’s, a kid in the 90’s, a teen at the millennium, and is now an ‘adult’. What has she learnt? No, really, she’s asking – what has she learnt? Join Jal – 34 and a quarter years old and counting – on a comedic trip down memory lane, which includes Point Horror fiction, SMTV Live, the Spice Girls and Dean Cain as she laughs at the biggest joke of them all; ageing.

Across three showings (each for two nights) these soon-to-be graduates will draw together everything they have learnt during their time at Circomedia as they combine physical theatre, circus disciplines and a variety of other performance styles.

Sundays at The Wardrobe Theatre: A face-achingly funny monthly night of alternative comedy where anything can happen and quite often does

Inspired by YOUR suggestions, Bristol Improv Theatre’s stunning improvisers, singers and musicians create a brand-new, never-before-seen, smash-hit musical right before your eyes!

A one day intensive workshop to learn the basics of bringing objects to life, with puppeteer and puppetry director Tessa Bide.

Join us at The Wardrobe Theatre to find out what’s in store for the residents of Newtown in the next episode of ‘Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera’!

Meet Ben, and 11-year-old want to be plumber fed up with spending Friday nights at Granny’s. All she wants to do is play Scrabble at eat cabbage – not exactly his idea of fun! In a search for something more edible than cabbage, Ben discovers that his granny is actually an international jewel thief!

How might Community Theatre and Arts companies in the UK draw strength and support from European and International partnership? International seminar event with special guests from USA and EU.

Learn the basics of puppet creation from design to realisation on this 6 week evening course. Ideal for those with no experience who want to have a go at creating a puppet from scratch.

In this year of disconnection the first year Foundation Degree students have been exploring what this means to them physically, socially and environmentally. From ‘putting your head in the sand’ to ‘letting go’. Showcasing their acrobatic, aerial and manipulation skills we are reminded that no-one is an island… but what happens when we do finally re-connect?

Intimate storytelling and high-octane physical theatre explore what it is that really connects us.

“Fragments” witnesses behaviour at the end of civilization. The show is an experiment in bringing cinematic levels of truth to theatrical encounters with small audiences. Created by an award-winning filmmaker.

The Improvisational Performer with Seke Chimutengwende. Open to artists who have a movement based practice or an interest in improvisational and/or choreographic processes.

Meadow is throwing a party to celebrate her new life now Terry is gone. Please come! Expect a rip-roaring soiree of games, dancing, more games and one TOP SECRET present! So leave your morals at the door and your kids at home.

This workshop is for all performers interested in learning improvisation driven by character, made popular by LA’s Groundlings Theatre as well as Mandel’s own NYC school, Improvolution.

It’s the fourth annual BIT Summer Garden Party! Come join us for food, fun and (hopefully) sun in the great outdoors! Bring a plate, we’ll supply blankets and bunting.

Kings Cross (REMIX) uncovers the hidden histories of LGBTQ communities in London during the 1980s. Tom Marshman uncovers those histories through memories of the Kings Cross area; an area that has undergone radical change since its day as a hub of LGBTQ communities, bars and culture.

EXPLORE THE ART OF STORYTELLING WITH WOMB & HEART.

Join the discussion around women’s development, where the “Good Girl” came from, how she shows up today, and most importantly, how we are going to move beyond her.

In this workshop, you will delve more deeply into scene work, using the tools of character- based improv: relying on the “WHO” of the scene first and foremost.

The international program aims at actors, dancers, performers from all over the world interested in mastering their acting, directing, performance making and movement skills.

Breaking The Code tells the story of the life of Alan Turing, who this year has been voted ‘The Greatest Icon of the 20th Century’.

After two years of education and training, our BTEC graduates present their final performance. Looking at what is special and unique about themselves, the friends they have made and their time at Circomedia, these young people will investigate what makes something memorable. Join them for a night of circus and physical theatre as they share the memories that have not only changed them but become a part of them.

Young people are often demonised, but no one should be generalised. Where some city teens might join gangs or different ways to belong, rural teenagers can often feel isolated if nothing is provided for them to do. Each person is an individual, with a reason for their actions. Squirrel could be any young person in any rural area, anywhere in the UK. I knew Squirrel, Squirrel was my friend, Squirrel was me, Squirrel might also have been you. Meet Squirrel.

“Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.”

WriteClub Character Alchemy Masterclass Join writer Alison Powell and poet Beth Calverley for a full-day masterclass during which you’ll learn to craft remarkable characters that feel like real people. Open to all. Redland Library, Whiteladies Road, Bristol: Sunday, June 23, 2019 – 10am-4pm Tickets £60/45 – available from www.writeclub.org.uk

Elizabeth Drew Having done a course elsewhere, I was expecting more of the same. Wow! What a difference. Forget any pre-conceived ideas you might have of pretentious luvvies – this is acting without the twaddle. If you have any degree of talent, Dave will help you find it, and drag it out (kicking and screaming if necessary).

Join us at The Wardrobe Theatre to find out what’s in store for the residents of Newtown in the next episode of ‘Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera’!

Blind Boy Paxton may be one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists, with a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920’s and making them wish they could stay there for good.

Having racked up a phenomenal 10million+ plays of their weekly ‘3 Shots of Tequila’ podcast in the last 3 years and having performed 25+ live shows to date, Mr Exposed, Marv Abbey and Tazer Black are now set to embark on their largest live podcast tour to date.

You become Agatha Christie in this improvised comedy as each night an original murder mystery play is created based entirely on audience suggestions.

Brecht’s timeless, moral masterpiece

Lecoq-based Physical Theatre Drop-in class

Are you an improviser wanting to get into stand up? Over one weekend, In the experienced hands of Chris Head, create and perform a five-minute stand up comedy act.

A look at sources of funding for independent artists and their projects. What’s out there, where does it come from and how to get hold of it.

Ten week performance course working with industry professionals, offering the opportunity to participate in a live street performance.

Two of Bristol’s most exciting theatre companies, CLOSER EACH DAY COMPANY and SHOW OF STRENGTH, join forces to take you on a Steampunk voyage through time and space.

‘when in roam’ is a multi-arts exciting work which explores the theme of home and belonging using humour and poignant storytelling. 

A colourful cast of characters set off for Canterbury competing to tell their tales of love, lust, adventure and chivalry

Pride Circus Night is a spellbinding show organised to help fundraise for Bristol Pride. This cabaret grants the audience a chance to look into to talented and high skilled acts that performers from the LGBTQ+ circus community have created.

The Noise Next Door are the U.K’s premier improv comedy troupe who have taken the comedy world by storm. The boys are back with a brand spanking new, full length adult evening show The Noise Next Door – REMIX!!!

The Noise Next Door are the U.K’s premier improv comedy troupe who have taken the comedy world by storm. The boys are back and will once again be delighting family audiences with a shiny new family show THE NOISE NEXT DOOR AT SEA!

Live Nation presents Andy Black plus special guests ahead of the release of his The Ghost of Ohio album.

Join us for a fantastic line up of visiting and local LGBTQ improv talent in this special Pride fundraiser. Featuring ‘Christian Adore’ and ‘Eaton Messe’.

The unplanned, unscripted & unconventional cult comedy show continuing the world’s longest improvised narrative every other Monday

It’s the last episode of the season! Join us at The Wardrobe Theatre to find out what’s in store for the residents of Newtown in ‘Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera’!

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!  

Zen Zen Zo’s speciality actor -training methods – Butoh, the Suzuki Method, Viewpoints and the devising technique of Composition with Lynne Bradley renowned Australian director.

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

It’s 1899 and all of Europe waits for the arrival of the new century. The world crackles with possibilities and people dance to the irresistible rhythms of money, sex, love and freedom. Swinging above them all is a showbiz sensation: a fiercely vulgar, intoxicating trapeze artist and star of Colonel Kearney’s Circus, Fevvers. She is also a woman who appears to have wings.

Demolition expert Ned lives in a nice new house on the edge of the English countryside. So why has he not slept a wink and why is he terrified of losing his wife?

Apricity Theatre’s new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Henry V comes to the Alma Tavern & Theatre Friday 12th – Saturday 13th July.

Shakespeare’s Moons is a spoken word fusion of science and literature. This free show is part of the Bristol Shakespeare Festival with scientific facts and readings from the Bard.

The annual residential program is open to dancers, choreographers, actors and contemporary circus performers with professional stage experience working in various genres and styles, interested in the practical creative research of Physical Theatre as a bold, vibrant and multidimensional approach to contemporary performance.

The international program aims at performance and movement practitioners from all over the world interested in acting, movement and physical theater.

An intensive week-long course which gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the craft of modern acting.

Spring Awakening is based on Frank Wedekind’s groundbreaking and controversial play, this brilliant rock score and searingly emotional book take the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery into a new century.

Spring Awakening is based on Frank Wedekind’s groundbreaking and controversial play (once banned in Germany) this brilliant rock score and searingly emotional book take the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery into a new century. Spring Awakening is suitable for ages 14+

Discovering Improv is your introduction to the exciting, challenging and fun world of improvisation.

The BIT presents a double bill of improv talent, especially sourced from the South West. Bristol super-group Megazord and deliberate mistakes from Completely Wonderful.

A five-day intensive singing course at a school which excels in musical theatre.

An intensive week long course to improve your understanding of Shakespeare in performance.

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

This course is part of our Performing Improv programme. We’ll train your skills in storytelling and stagecraft, until you’re ready to create a fully-narrative improv show!

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!

Jack Price is one of the UK’s leading ‘Acting for Camera’ teachers. He has taught ‘Acting for Camera’ with RADA, BA(Hons), The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (Fda), Italia Conti BA (Hons), Royal Central School of Speach and Drama, Actor Training and Coaching (MA / MFA)

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.

The Same Faces are returning to Bristol Improv Theatre with their unique brand of U.S. style long-form, as they introduce you to their Uncle Armando.

For those looking to develop their storytelling, improvised narrative and scene work skills. This intensive will hone your ability to sustain an exciting hour-long narrative show.

The BIT presents a double bill of improv talent, especially sourced from the South West. An alter ego pop princess and American Longform style giggles.

Bristol’s true storytelling event, presented by Story Slam: Bristol – held on the third Sunday of every month

A play in 3 days is workshop offering children aged 7-12 years the opportunity to devise, rehearse and perform a play inspired by Roald Dahl’s Dirty Beasts.

A play in 3 days is workshop offering children aged 7-12 years the opportunity to devise, rehearse and perform a play inspired by Roald Dahl’s Dirty Beasts.

Theatre workshop offering young children the opportunity to take a creative journey into the world of drama by exploring and sharing a short performance piece based on the The Gruffalo.

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

Comedian, actor and host of Adult Swim’s top-rated and most anarchic programme The Eric Andre Show travels to Europe to tear sh*t the f**k up.

In The Wunderkammer, TED-style talks by leading experts, academics, and all-round big brains inspire long-form improvised comedy scenes, sketches and characters from DNAYS.

The international program aims at performance and movement practitioners from all over the world interested in movement directing and teaching.

At this program, student will learn by doing from day one through hands-on experience, going through all stages of professional performance making.

An exciting three day course working with industry professionals.

A ten-week foundation course in acting at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Open Street Dance & Urban Contemporary Classes.

Radio and TV legend Jo Wiley brings all the best tracks from the greatest decade with her legendary 90s Anthems event to the Anson Rooms.

Chromatics is hitting the road for the first time in over five years. The group is bringing label mates Desire and In Mirrors for the Double Exposure Tour.

With the release of their sublime second albumn on the horizon (12th July) Palace are setting out on an Autumn tour with a stop here at the Anson Rooms.

Hawkwind have announced a 50th Anniversary tour to accompany their concert at the world famous Royal Albert Hall, London in November. The legendary pioneers of space rock will be performing across the UK in celebration of half a century of their musical journey so far.

From the Jam will tour their 4th studio album ‘Setting Sons’. The critically acclaimed became a soaring commercial success, earning them their first top ten hit single – ‘The Eton Rifles’.

The workshop aims to expand and diversify professional vocabulary of instructors who work with actors, dancers and performance practitioners, interested to improve the understanding of practical and theoretical aspects of movement directing, teaching, ensemble building and performance making.

IUGTE is excited to announce new call for presentations for the IUGTE Conference 2019! The conference will be held in beautiful XIII century castle in Ragnitz, Austria!

“Performing Arts Between Tradition and Contemporaneity” is the annual international multidisciplinary conference exploring the bridge between the “traditional” and the “contemporary” in performing arts.

The workshop is open to performers from different backgrounds, creative genres and techniques inspired by physical theatre as a bold, vibrant and multidimensional approach to contemporary theatre performance. The program is designed for experienced actors, dancers, physical performers, contemporary circus performers, choreographers and directors – performing arts practitioners with professional stage experience working in various genres, techniques and styles – interested in expanding their international network opportunities and collaborators.

The program is designed for actors of physical theatre, dancers, contemporary circus performers, choreographers and directors – performing arts practitioners with professional stage experience working in various genres, techniques and styles interested to find new international network opportunities and collaborators.

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