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An inspiring musical reinvention of John Reed’s 1917 eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution đŸ„‡Winner Best New Writing Award – Liverpool Fringe ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Go see it!” Theatrelab, Bath Fringe

The Comedy Store Players have been performing together for 33 years. They will create a show based on your suggestions and this will be the only time that this show is ever performed as you are the script writers.

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

What Does Stuff Do? is about the relationships between people and things and pivots between absurdity and profundity.

Ferment Fortnight is the public facing bit of the Bristol Ferment artist development programme, it’s where we invite you, the audience, in to help shape the future of the work onstage.

50 years to the day since man first walked on the moon, Roustabout present a glorious celebration of our relationship with our closest cosmic companion – for audiences aged 7+

A new musical about a girl who finds a giraffe in her garden… and what the her neighbours decide do about it.

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+

Unthink Night’s will be a safe space created purely for performance and conversation. It doesn’t matter what your creative speciality is… It doesn’t even need to be a speciality. Try new things, develop new things, push the boat out or stay at the docks. These night’s are for the performers and the performers alone. From Poetry to Stand-Up, Dance to Monologues… It’s up to you. The night will start with performances and finish with conversation. Unthink truly believes that the conversations after the performance are what will create a community. Who knows who you will meet and what doors will open. If you would like to come and perform, drop us an email :

Two Edinburgh previews from exciting zany stand ups!

An open invitation to all working in Bristol’s arts and culture sector to come and celebrate with some summer drinks!

Improv 101 Trust & Support Perfect for beginners. In this course we focus on the core essentials of improvisation. We learn to trust our own ideas, listening to others, and having the confidence to initiate spontaneous scenes. 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!

For decades, performance has been an integral part of Arnolfini’s programme. Come along to this showcase of the newly digitised documentation archives of live art and dance at Arnolfini.

Timely new tragi-comic drama from Startled Cat! Theatre set along a fictional hard border that explores the absurd logic of xenophobic paranoia with a wicked sense of humour to boot!

Becky Brunning Live! Comedy Chest is a Monthly Stand-Up Comedy Night at Horts, Bristol.

Come join us at The Wardrobe Theatre for a cheeky WORK IN PROGRESS of our debut show, Wild Swimming, on Sunday 21st July at 4pm. We can promise: SNACKS, ENFORCED FUN, PROGRESS.

‘Shakespeare’s Women; Hanging by a Thread’ is an exciting exploration of the complexities of Shakespeare’s women using aerial circus and is a collaboration between Michael Corbidge (Senior Voice and Text Associate at the RSC) and Grania Pickard. This ten minute extract will introduce you to one of Shakespeare’s famous women in a way you have never seen before!

Curious about academic research in Theatre and Performance and how researchers collaborate with artists and practitioners? Join us for some short talks sharing ideas, research and exciting projects.

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.

Rooted is a contemporary dance theatre production packed with emotive imagery and rich textured movement, bringing together unheard stories from those living in isolation.

Physical theatre/clown training for actors, theatre-makers, dancers and circus performers

The Bristol Shakespeare Festival offers exciting and accessible ways into Shakespeare from in-house production Hamlet: the Musical to platforming the best local and national companies in unusual spaces across Bristol!

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 Bristol and Arnolfini host this irreverent, fun event to tell you the all to brutal truths and the success stories about Edinburgh Festival. 

‘A Poem for Europe’ is a new online competition with cash prizes of ÂŁ500 for the best poem in the Open and Young Persons categories. The judges are Gillian Clarke and Vanessa Kisuule.

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)

Whether it is a structural error or a spelling mistake, it will be enough to make your research paper unimpressive. Your research paper rough drafts must be edited and proof read more than once to ensure that your paper is flawlessly presented.

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.

Bristol-based Tribe of Doris Festival 2019 offers over 200 workshops including dance, drumming and song with world-class arts practitioners at Stanford Hall, Lutterworth, Leicestershire (coaches available from Bristol)

Part gig, part social and part dance party, the show is led by an ensemble of young dancers who move across hip hop, contemporary folk and Afrobeats, celebrating community, youth and belonging.

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.

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

Puppetry Scratch Night at Cafe Kino, 15th of August 2019 7.30pm

Spread out the picnic blanket for a family favourite on Tyntesfield’s croquet lawn.

Discover theatre beyond words & engage with your body to create compelling physical theatre.

TB Agent Liz Clarke is bringing back her experience of IETM earlier this year. Come splash around in the murky but deliciously scented waters between self care and shared responsibility!

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.

Silly British crime drama parody by new company, Bad Vs Evil.

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.

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.

SwingTrain is a dance cardio fitness class inspired by the joys of Charleston and Authentic Jazz! Come along and shimmy your way to brain and body health.

A unique promenade performance of Moby Dick through one of Bristol’s iconic attractions.

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.

Set sail with Brunel’s SS Great Britain this summer to catch breath-taking performances every day from The Invisible Circus. Hourly performances from 11am – 3pm, included in our usual ticket price. 20 July – 1 September.

Free community arts festival celebrating the achievements of those in recovery from drugs and alcohol.

An exciting three day course working with industry professionals.

Expect farcical physicality, quick-change characters, and rollicking good fun in this entirely improvised (and entirely unauthorised) tribute to the works of P.G. Wodehouse.

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

Visual Arts South West, in partnership with Arnolfini, invites artists, curators and arts organisations to come together for a day of learning.

This class teaches the training wheels structure and demonstrates the fundamental approach to scenework required to making an engaging 25-45min longform piece.

“Macbeth” tells the tale of a Scottish war hero, who, tempted by ambition, power, and supernatural whisperings, begins a series of murders, to take and hold the throne

Open Street Dance & Urban Contemporary Classes.

A fairy tale adventure bursting with their trademark clowning, absurd jokes, live music and magical illusion.

Don’t miss Daniel Sloss: X’ , the stunning live show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning star of two global smash-hit Netflix specials ‘DARK’ & ‘Jigsaw’.

Hugh Hughes presents ShÎn Dale-Jones in a thoughtful and engaging tale about inequality, myths and taking control of your own story.  ME & ROBIN HOOD follows on from The Duke in a trilogy of shows questioning the value of art and the power of story.

Opera Project are back at Tobacco Factory Theatres this autumn with Rossini’s exuberant treatment of Beaumarchais’s The Barber of Seville, the prequel to The Marriage of Figaro.

Join comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn as they celebrate the scummier side of parenting, from drinking wine at teatime to hiding from the PTA.

See Batman and Robin as you haven’t seen them since the 60s! Gasp as the dynamic duo contend with spontaneous skulduggery!

Do The Right Scene are a London-based troupe who are shaking up the world of improv. Formerly known as Nu Z Land, DTRS specialise in fast-paced improv.

Tobacco Factory Theatres presents a Fringe First-winning solo show from the legendary Chris Thorpe and the multi award-winning team that created Confirmation.

Dorothée Munyaneza was 12 when, after miraculously surviving genocide, she fled her home in Rwanda. UNWANTED focuses on the stories of the women caught up in the genocide specifically those who suffered rape, an act of domination and suppression, still used as a weapon of destruction in war zones today.

FIGHTING FOR CONNECTION AND THE BONDS OF FRIENDSHIP. Singlet is a kaleidoscopic show that grapples with the desire, rivalry, vulnerability, and subterfuge that bind two people together.

The In Between Time Summit is a three-day gathering of art, activism and conversation. Bringing together people from Bristol, the UK and the world, the Summit asks ‘HOW DO WE BUILD A BETTER FUTURE?’

This course is part of our Performing Improv programme. We’ll build from experimenting with melody, rhyming and song structure into improvising full songs.

Discover the roots of improvised comedy through the Italian clowning form of Commedia dell’arte! A three hour insight into Commedia archetypes to let your inner clown out.

Trying It On, David imagines what his 20 year old self might think of his generation’s actions over the past 50 years, exploring the left, politics, youth, ageing, revolution and reaction through interviews conducted with activists past and present.

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

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.

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

No Idea is a mischievous look at where we were then, and where we are now. Part-verbatim theatre, part-confessional, part-comedy sketch show, with a touch of singing and dancing – these are the adventures of two friends in search of a story.

Robert Lloyd Parry from Nunkie Theatre returns to Tobacco Factory Theatres this autumn to continue his M R James Project, re-telling more of M R James’s most eerie spine chillers by candlelight.

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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.

Charmane is a story about acceptance, courage and learning how to find your inner ROAR!

Robert Lloyd Parry from Nunkie Theatre returns to Tobacco Factory Theatres this autumn to continue his M R James Project, re-telling more of M R James’s most eerie spine chillers by candlelight.

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!

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.

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (stf) return to Tobacco Factory Theatres this autumn to celebrate their 20th Bristol season. Elizabeth Freestone (Henry V) is back to direct Shakespeare’s comedy about the precarious path to finding love.

Jessica L Hagan’s debut play shines a light on the lives of everyday women battling what shouldn’t be an everyday problem: the collision of racism and misogyny.

Captivating singer Kate Dimbleby joins Bristol’s favourite comedy theatre troupe Living Spit to reimagine Homer’s classic work.

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

Douglas Walker unwraps the shocking true origins of Santa Claus in a one-man epic taking in 100 years of history and almost as many characters.

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

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.

The West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (WECIL) is holding monthly Creative Challenges at Trinity every last Thursday of the month.

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.

Bristol’s much loved Kid Carpet gives the traditional Christmas story a radical remix with big beat songs, live special effects, puppetry and animation. Prepare for the wonkiest Nativity ever!

This joyful re-telling of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale is about growing up, growing old, growing your own food and why you shouldn’t trust a very shiny red apple. Overflowing with charm and wit, this laughter-filled festive delight celebrates how we can all make the world a better place.

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.

Dance sessions for over 50s