What’s On

Jukebox Open Mic Night

Saturday 20th April 8pm

Come along for a nice friendly evening of open mic karaoke, with a backing musician. Sing a song or just get a drink from the bar and watch some music in our intimate bar space.

Free Event
Credit: Kitty Wheeler Shaw

Discovering Improv (6 Week Course)

Monday 22nd April 7pm

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

£99
  • Learn Improv
  • Our Place
  • Rabbit Hole

Monday Improv Drop In

Monday 22nd April 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

Introduction to Physical Theatre (6 Week Course)

Tuesday 23rd April 7pm

Discover how to use your physicality to create engaging and compelling non-verbal performance with Physical Theatre teacher and performer Dominique Fester.

£160
  • Move It
  • Our Place
  • Body Talk

Bristol Bad Film Club: Pieces

Wednesday 24th April 8pm

The co-eds of a Boston college campus are targeted by a mysterious killer who is creating a human jigsaw puzzle from their body parts.

£5

Women's Improv Drop In

Thursday 25th April 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

Tales of Adventure Episode 3

Thursday 25th April 8pm

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

£7
  • Swords 'n' Sorcery
  • Our Place
  • A Kind Of Magic

Degrees Of Error present Fairytale Ending

Friday 26th April 8pm

Join fringe veterans Degrees of Error as they weave together a tremendous tale of fun, fantasy, frolics, and farce in an attempt to reach the Fairytale Ending selected by the audience.

£7

Degrees Of Error present Fairytale Ending

Saturday 27th April 8pm

Join fringe veterans Degrees of Error as they weave together a tremendous tale of fun, fantasy, frolics, and farce in an attempt to reach the Fairytale Ending selected by the audience.

£7

Monday Improv Drop In

Monday 29th April 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

Performing Improv: Stories & Stage (7 Week Course)

Tuesday 30th April 7pm

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!

165
  • Learn Improv
  • Our Place
  • Wonderland

Theatre Jam

Thursday 2nd May 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 3rd May 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

Monday Improv Drop In

Monday 6th May 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

The Unscripted Players Theatre Throwdown

Thursday 9th May 8pm

Join the Unscripted Players for a night of comedy competition, as assembled teams participate in a series of short-form games and scenes.

Pay What You Decide
  • Funny Fight
  • Our Place
  • Trophy Lifting

The Oxford Imps

Friday 10th May 8pm

Fresh from sell-out tours of South Africa and North America, the Oxford Imps have reached the final frontier: Bristol. Join them for their trademark short-form show.

£7

Monday Improv Drop In

Monday 13th May 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

Steves And Wooster

Wednesday 15th May 8pm

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.

£5

Lloyd Griffith: All-Rounder

Thursday 16th May 8pm

After the success of his sold out 2017/18 UK tour, comedian, choirboy and host of Soccer AM, Lloyd Griffith is back on the road with his hilarious new stand-up show.

£9£11

This Is Your Musical

Friday 17th May 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.

£7
  • All-singing
  • Our Place
  • All-dancing

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Saturday 18th May 8pm

In her funniest show yet, Lou Sanders discusses stabby step mothers, alcohol issues and an unusual sexual encounter in LA.

£12
  • Funny Ha Ha
  • Our Place
  • Mucky Pig

Monday Improv Drop In

Monday 20th May 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

Janet

Wednesday 22nd May 8pm

Emmerdale meets Monty Python in this deliciously surreal show which follows the life of Janet from conception to tragic-comic end.

£5

Utter Rot & Poppycock

Thursday 23rd May 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: Scenes To An End & Great American Storybook

Friday 24th May 8pm

A double bill of improv talent: Scenes to an End perform your favourite movie you’ve never seen and The Great American Storybook weave a story of love and wonder.

£7

Monday Improv Drop In

Monday 27th May 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

Bristol Bad Film Club: Kung Fu Elliot / The Insufferable Groo

Thursday 30th May 7pm

We’ve got a ‘Delusional Director Documentary Double Bill’ tonight as we take a look at the methods and the madness of two very passionate, yet seemingly talentless, film-makers.

£7

Women's Improv Drop In

Thursday 30th May 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

The Committee

Friday 31st May 8pm

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

£7

Theatre Jam

Thursday 6th June 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 7th June 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.

£10
  • There Can Be Only One
  • Our Place
  • Sporty Spices

Jack Left Town Workshop

Saturday 8th June 3pm

Jack Left Town invite you to an afternoon of play; develop your skills in world building, story telling and how to get weird without destroying the universe.

£12£15

Tales of Adventure

Thursday 13th June 8pm

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

£7
  • Swords 'n' Sorcery
  • Our Place
  • A Kind Of Magic

Bristol Improv Presents: Off Script

Friday 14th June 8pm

Join Bristol Improv for the drama, both onstage and behind the scenes, of a play with no script – all fuelled by your suggestions! This is Bristol Improv’s first Edinburgh Show preview.

£5£6£7

Holly Mandel: An Introduction to Character Based Improv

Saturday 15th June 11am

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.

£30

BIT Summer Garden Party

Saturday 15th June 2pm

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.

Free Event

Bristol Improv Presents: Off Script

Saturday 15th June 8pm

Join Bristol Improv for the drama, both onstage and behind the scenes, of a play with no script – all fuelled by your suggestions! This is Bristol Improv’s first Edinburgh Show preview.

£5£6£7

Holly Mandel: Advanced Improv (Scenework, Character Development & Longform)

Sunday 16th June 11am

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.

£30

Good Girls Aren’t Funny: an original talk by Holly Mandel

Sunday 16th June 8pm

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.

£8
Credit: Kitty Wheeler Shaw

Discovering Improv (6 Week Course)

Monday 17th June 7pm

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

£99
  • Learn Improv
  • Our Place
  • Rabbit Hole

This Is Your Musical

Friday 21st June 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.

£8£10
  • All-singing
  • Our Place
  • All-dancing

Tales of Adventure

Thursday 27th June 8pm

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

£7
  • Swords 'n' Sorcery
  • Our Place
  • A Kind Of Magic

Improv to Stand up with Chris Head (Weekend Intensive)

Saturday 29th June 10am

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.

£99

Theatre Jam

Thursday 4th July 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 5th July 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.

£10
  • There Can Be Only One
  • Our Place
  • Sporty Spices

Bristol Pride Presents: The Dragprov Revue

Saturday 6th July 8pm

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’.

£10

Tales of Adventure

Thursday 11th July 8pm

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

£7
  • Swords 'n' Sorcery
  • Our Place
  • A Kind Of Magic

Utter Rot & Poppycock

Thursday 18th July 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

This Is Your Musical

Friday 19th July 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.

£8£10
  • All-singing
  • Our Place
  • All-dancing

International Joke Off

Thursday 25th July 8pm

Two of the South West’s finest one liner comics take each other on to be crowned International Joke Off Winner by the audience.

£7

Improv Double Bill: Megazord & Completely Wonderful

Friday 26th July 8pm

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.

£7

Theatre Jam

Thursday 1st August 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 2nd August 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.

£10
  • There Can Be Only One
  • Our Place
  • Sporty Spices

The Same Faces presents: Uncle Armando

Friday 9th August 8pm

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.

£8£10

Improvised Narrative Scenework with Imogen Palmer (Weekend Intensive)

Saturday 10th August 10am

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.

£99

BSFF presents: Bad Film Science

Saturday 10th August 7:30pm

Will our film’s science be judged too unforgivable or will its artistic license be forgiven for the sake of movie greatness?

£4£5

BSFF Short Film Competition Screening

Sunday 11th August 7:30pm

Join us for the 11th Bristol Science Film Festival Short film competition, where we screen the shortlist and announce the winners.

£4£5

Improv Double Bill: IMOGENÉ & Waiting For Becky

Friday 16th August 8pm

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.

£7

This Is Your Musical

Friday 23rd August 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.

£8£10
  • All-singing
  • Our Place
  • All-dancing

The Unscripted Players Theatre Throwdown

Thursday 29th August 8pm

Join the Unscripted Players for a night of comedy competition, as assembled teams participate in a series of short-form games and scenes.

Pay What You Decide
  • Funny Fight
  • Our Place
  • Trophy Lifting

Do Not Adjust Your Stage presents: The Wunderkammer

Friday 30th August 8pm

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.

£8£10

Front of House Volunteers Induction & Training Morning

Sunday 8th September 10am

This Volunteer training session will cover everything you need to know about box office, ushering, fire safety and general working in and around the BIT.

Free Event

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