What’s On

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

Monday Improv Drop In

Monday 22nd July 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

La La Bar

Wednesday 24th July 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

Women's Improv Drop In

Thursday 25th July 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

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

Monday Improv Drop In

Monday 29th July 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

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.

£8£10
  • There Can Be Only One
  • Our Place
  • Sporty Spices

Monday Improv Drop In

Monday 5th August 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 Same Faces present: 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

Monday Improv Drop In

Monday 12th August 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

Women's Improv Drop In

Thursday 15th August 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

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

Monday Improv Drop In

Monday 19th August 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 Presents: Sleepaway Camp

Thursday 22nd August 8pm

As the summer comes to an end, why not kick off your shoes and dip your toes in the crisp waters of the lake as we visit the cult horror classic Sleepaway Camp!

£5

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

Monday Improv Drop In

Monday 26th August 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 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
Credit: Kitty Wheeler Shaw

Discovering Improv (6 Week Course)

Monday 2nd September 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: Singing Songs (7 Week Course)

Tuesday 3rd September 7pm

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

£165
  • Learn Improv
  • Our Place
  • Wonderland

Theatre Jam

Thursday 5th September 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 6th September 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.

£8£10
  • There Can Be Only One
  • Our Place
  • Sporty Spices

Improv to Stand up with Chris Head (Weekend Intensive)

Saturday 7th September 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

Martin Pilgrim and Becky Brunning: Stand-Up Taping

Saturday 7th September 7:30pm

Two of Bristol’s finest stand-ups make their (hopefully) triumphant return from the Edinburgh Fringe and commit their 2019 shows to digital history. Come and be immortalised!

£5

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

Steves and Wooster

Friday 13th September 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.

£8£10
Credit: Kitty Wheeler Shaw

Discovering Improv (6 Week Course)

Tuesday 17th September 7pm

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

£99
  • Learn Improv
  • Our Place
  • Rabbit Hole

Bristol Burlesque Festival Presents: Rebels

Thursday 19th September 8pm

Bristol Burlesque Festival is BACK! The time has come to revel in the Rebel #RenegadeStripper freedom we love so much with this incredible lineup of rule-breakers and risk-takers.

£15

Bristol Burlesque Festival Presents: Outlaws

Friday 20th September 8pm

Bristol Burlesque Festival is BACK! It’s Friday night and we’re ready to FIGHT, for the freedom to express our sensuality and sexuality!

£15

Harold Intensive with John Gallagher and John McInnes

Saturday 21st September 10am

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

£60

Bristol Burlesque Festival Presents: Radicals

Saturday 21st September 8pm

Bristol Burlesque Festival is BACK! Saturday night, DANCE – we LOVE the way you MOVE! Damn, ain’t that the truth! Join the revolution as we embrace our bodies, minds, voices.

£15

Workshops: Tech for Improvisers

Sunday 22nd September 6pm

Improv may be about performing on-stage, but acting is only the first step in constructing a whole theatre show. What comes next? Light, sound, staging – and a lot more besides.

£7£10

Tales of Adventure Episode 1

Thursday 26th September 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

Tales of Adventure Season Pass

Thursday 26th September 8pm

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

£15
  • Swords 'n' Sorcery
  • Our Place
  • A Kind Of Magic

This Is Your Musical

Friday 27th September 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

Bristol Bad Film Club Presents: Yeti: Giant Of The 20th Century

Sunday 29th September 8pm

It’s the prehistoric past… or is it? There are dinosaurs, but there are also spaceships! This is Yor: The Hunter from the Future, one of the stupidest films to emerge from the 1980s.

£5

Theatre Jam

Thursday 3rd October 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 October 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.

£8£10
  • There Can Be Only One
  • Our Place
  • Sporty Spices

Holy Unauthorised Improv Parody Batman!

Wednesday 9th October 8pm

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

£7

Tales of Adventure Episode 2

Thursday 10th October 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

Do The Right Scene

Friday 11th October 8pm

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.

£8£10

John-Luke Roberts: After Me Comes The Flood (But In French) Drip Splosh Splash Drip BLUBBP BLUBBP BLUBBPBLUBBPBLUBBP!!

Saturday 12th October 8pm

The critically acclaimed idiot John-Luke Roberts returns to the road with another ridiculously long titled show of extraordinary daft-hearted comedy.

£12

International Joke Off

Thursday 17th October 8pm

After selling out throughout the UK and in Australia, International Joke Off is returning to Bristol! More jokes than anyone could expect and special guest appearances.

£7

This Is Your Musical

Friday 18th October 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

Introduction to Commedia dell'arte with Imogen Palmer

Saturday 19th October 2pm

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.

£30

Tales of Adventure Episode 3

Thursday 24th October 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 Terror presents Murder, She Didn’t Fright

Friday 25th October 8pm

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.

£8£10

Bristol Improv and Bristol Revunions present Halloween

Sunday 27th October 8pm

Join Bristol Improv and Bristol Revunions for a night of frights and delights! The two comedy societies from Bristol University reunite for an evening of spooktacular entertainment.

£5£6

The Bish Bosh Bash!

Friday 1st November 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.

£8£10
  • There Can Be Only One
  • Our Place
  • Sporty Spices

Holy Unauthorised Improv Parody Batman!

Wednesday 6th November 8pm

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

£7

Theatre Jam

Thursday 7th November 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

Breaking Bread: Work in Progress

Friday 8th November 8pm

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.

This Is Your Musical

Friday 22nd November 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

Project2

Friday 29th November 8pm

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

£8£10

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