What’s On

The Unscripted Players Theatre Throwdown

Thu 13th Dec 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

Bristol Revunions and Bristol Improv Present: The Festive Show

Sat 15th Dec 8pm

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

Monday Improv Drop In

Mon 17th Dec 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

Wed 19th Dec 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

Thu 20th Dec 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!

Fri 21st Dec 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)

Sat 22nd Dec 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!

Sat 22nd Dec 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)

Sun 23rd Dec 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!

Fri 28th Dec 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)

Sat 29th Dec 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!

Sat 29th Dec 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)

Sun 30th Dec 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

Thu 3rd Jan 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!

Fri 4th Jan 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)

Mon 7th Jan 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)

Tue 8th Jan 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

Thu 10th Jan 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

Fri 11th Jan 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)

Sat 12th Jan 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

Thu 17th Jan 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

Fri 18th Jan 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

Wed 23rd Jan 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

Thu 24th Jan 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

Fri 25th Jan 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

Sat 26th Jan 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

Sun 27th Jan 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

Mon 28th Jan 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

Thu 31st Jan 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!

Fri 1st Feb 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

Sat 2nd Feb 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

Thu 7th Feb 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

Fri 8th Feb 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?

Fri 15th Feb 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

Fri 22nd Feb 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

Sat 23rd Feb 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

Thu 28th Feb 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

Sat 13th Apr 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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