What’s On

Bristol Revunions and Bristol Improv Present: The Festive Show

Saturday 15th December 8pm

Two comedy societies from Bristol University join forces for a festive comedy extravaganza. Expect laughs, japes and jumpers.

Monday Improv Drop In

Monday 17th December 7:30pm

Explore, hone your improv skills and meet other improvisers in this informal drop-in. Workshops are suitable for beginners and up.

£10£5
  • Playtime
  • Our Place
  • Drop-in Like It's Hot

Spotlights and DramSoc present: Something Old Something New

Wednesday 19th December 7:30pm

A showcase with a variety of new writing and pre-existing plays created and performed by first year students from the University of Bristol.

£8£7£6
  • Dramsoc
  • Our Place
  • New Work

Women's Improv Drop In

Thursday 20th December 7:30pm

Please note this event has now been cancelled. The next Women’s Improv Drop In will take place in January.

CANCELLED
  • Ladies Who Laugh
  • Our Place
  • Time To Play

Pick Your Own Panto - After Dark!

Friday 21st December 8pm

We take the best bits from your favourite Pantos – a wacky hero, a beautiful dame, and a nasty villain to ‘Boo!’ – and let YOU decide the rest.

  • You Decide The Dame
  • Our Place
  • He's Behind You

Pick Your Own Panto (Kids Show)

Saturday 22nd December 2pm

We take the best bits from your favourite Pantos – a wacky hero, a beautiful dame, and a nasty villain to ‘Boo!’ – and let YOU decide the rest.

  • You Decide The Dame
  • Our Place
  • He's Behind You

Pick Your Own Panto - After Dark!

Saturday 22nd December 8pm

We take the best bits from your favourite Pantos – a wacky hero, a beautiful dame, and a nasty villain to ‘Boo!’ – and let YOU decide the rest.

  • You Decide The Dame
  • Our Place
  • He's Behind You

Pick Your Own Panto (Kids' Show)

Sunday 23rd December 2pm

We take the best bits from your favourite Pantos – a wacky hero, a beautiful dame, and a nasty villain to ‘Boo!’ – and let YOU decide the rest.

  • You Decide The Dame
  • Our Place
  • He's Behind You

Pick Your Own Panto - After Dark!

Friday 28th December 8pm

We take the best bits from your favourite Pantos – a wacky hero, a beautiful dame, and a nasty villain to ‘Boo!’ – and let YOU decide the rest.

  • You Decide The Dame
  • Our Place
  • He's Behind You

Pick Your Own Panto (Kids' Show)

Saturday 29th December 2pm

We take the best bits from your favourite Pantos – a wacky hero, a beautiful dame, and a nasty villain to ‘Boo!’ – and let YOU decide the rest.

  • You Decide The Dame
  • Our Place
  • He's Behind You

Pick Your Own Panto - After Dark!

Saturday 29th December 8pm

We take the best bits from your favourite Pantos – a wacky hero, a beautiful dame, and a nasty villain to ‘Boo!’ – and let YOU decide the rest.

  • You Decide The Dame
  • Our Place
  • He's Behind You

Pick Your Own Panto (Kids' Show)

Sunday 30th December 2pm

We take the best bits from your favourite Pantos – a wacky hero, a beautiful dame, and a nasty villain to ‘Boo!’ – and let YOU decide the rest.

  • You Decide The Dame
  • Our Place
  • He's Behind You

Theatre Jam

Thursday 3rd January 8pm

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!

Free Event
  • Sugar Preserves
  • Our Place
  • The Mighty Hat

The Bish Bosh Bash!

Friday 4th January 8pm

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.

£7
  • There Can Be Only One
  • Our Place
  • Sporty Spices
Credit: Kitty Wheeler Shaw

Discovering Improv (6 Week Course)

Monday 7th January 7pm

The BIT’s introductory beginners course. A gentle introduction to the wonderful world of improvisation!

£99
  • Learn Improv
  • Our Place
  • Rabbit Hole

Performing Improv: Great Scenework (7 Week Course)

Tuesday 8th January 7pm

This course is part of our Performing Improv programme. Learn how to create rich, funny and compelling scenes.

  • Learn Improv
  • Our Place
  • Wonderland

La La Bar

Thursday 10th January 8pm

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!

Pay What You Decide
  • Singalongs
  • Our Place
  • Plinky-plonky

The Adventures Of The Improvised Sherlock Holmes

Friday 11th January 8pm

A thrilling improvised romp through the underworld of Victorian Britain, packed with shady villains, red herrings and the brilliant deductions of London’s great detective.

£7
  • No Script Sherlock
  • Our Place
  • Dear Stalker

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

Saturday 12th January 10am

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.

  • Get On Up
  • Our Place
  • How About That Airplane Food

International Joke Off

Thursday 17th January 8pm

Takin suggestions from the audience, two of the South West’s finest one liner comics take each other on to be crowned International Joke Off Winner,

£5

This Is Your Musical

Friday 18th January 8pm

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

  • All-singing
  • Our Place
  • All-dancing

Bristol Bad Film Club: Surfer

Wednesday 23rd January 8pm

Is this new Christian surfing film really the next ‘The Room’? Find out as we host the UK premiere and you’re all invited!

Utter Rot & Poppycock

Thursday 24th January 8pm

Bristol’s new bimonthly scratch cabaret night for eccentric and alternative acts. Come one, come all to an evening filled with balderdash, codswallop and bunkum.

Pay What You Decide

Improv Double Bill: Last Day On Earth & Space Cats

Friday 25th January 8pm

The BIT presents a double bill of local improv talent, especially sourced from the South West. Theatre, feels, funnies, all made up live on the spot.

£7

Renato's Theatre Presents Pussy and The Ruby Choker

Saturday 26th January 8pm

A night of musical theatre adaptations of stories by Bristol playwright Angela Carter, presented by local company Renato Theatre

Renato's Theatre Presents Pussy and The Ruby Choker

Sunday 27th January 8pm

A night of musical theatre adaptations of stories by Bristol playwright Angela Carter, presented by local company Renato Theatre

Renato's Theatre Presents Pussy and The Ruby Choker

Monday 28th January 8pm

A night of musical theatre adaptations of stories by Bristol playwright Angela Carter, presented by local company Renato Theatre

£15

Women's Improv Drop In

Thursday 31st January 7:30pm

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

  • Ladies Who Laugh
  • Our Place
  • Time To Play

The Bish Bosh Bash!

Friday 1st February 8pm

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.

£7
  • There Can Be Only One
  • Our Place
  • Sporty Spices

MARVELus: All the Marvel Movies... Kind Of

Saturday 2nd February 8pm

Direct from a standing room only season at Edinburgh Fringe and a critically acclaimed tour of Australia, The Just Us League, presents an action-packed hour of comedy.

Theatre Jam

Thursday 7th February 8pm

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!

Free Event
  • Sugar Preserves
  • Our Place
  • The Mighty Hat

Dreamweaver Quartet

Friday 8th February 8pm

Dreamweaver Quartet is a musical exploration of the hidden meanings in our dreams and the unconscious workings of our psyches.

Is It Improvised? Does It Matter?

Friday 15th February 8pm

This is a new experimental show from theatre maker Lucy Fennell and the BIT, exploring the relationship between theatre, improv and its audience.

This Is Your Musical

Friday 22nd February 8pm

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

  • All-singing
  • Our Place
  • All-dancing

Period Drama

Saturday 23rd February 8pm

Following on from the sell-out success of 2018’s Period Drama, the Bristol Revunions return for their annual all-women and oppressed genders sketch comedy show!

Women's Improv Drop In

Thursday 28th February 7:30pm

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

£7£5
  • Ladies Who Laugh
  • Our Place
  • Time To Play

George Lewis: A Man, A Plan, A Girl With Fake Tan

Saturday 13th April 8pm

Multi-award winning stand up George Lewis looks back on teenage life in a world going crazy for Britpop, Minidiscs and New Labour.

£12£10

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