What’s On

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

The Antics Joke Show

Saturday 25th May 8pm

The Antics Joke Show is a monthly mash-up of comedy genres. Featuring the best names in Improv, Sketch and Stand-up from across Bristol and further afield.

£5

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

La La Bar

Wednesday 29th May 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

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.

£8£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

8 out of 10 Maths

Wednesday 12th June 7:30pm

Scientists and comedians play classic panel games from TV and radio, with a mathematical twist.

£3.14£4

Tales of Adventure Episode 1

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

Tales of Adventure Season Pass

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!

£15
  • 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

Performing Improv: Great Scenework (7 Week Course)

Tuesday 18th June 7pm

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

£165
  • Learn Improv
  • Our Place
  • Wonderland

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

Our Shore

Sunday 23rd June 8pm

A silent stranger finds himself washed up on an unfamiliar shore. Breathing new life into Britain’s ancient folklore, Physical Theatre company Buried Thunder present Our Shore.

£3£5

Olivia

Wednesday 26th June 8pm

This comic drama is an adaptation of three short Spanish-language plays, and tells the story of Olivia, a woman seeking to escape the oppressive confines of life with her severely disabled son.

£10£15

Tales of Adventure Episode 2

Thursday 27th June 8pm

Led by the all-powerful Gamemaster – our heroes will search for treasure, battle deadly foes, and contend with dangerous twists of fate as they struggle against evil to save the world!

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

Murder, She Didn’t Write

Friday 28th June 8pm

You become Agatha Christie in this improvised comedy as each night an original murder mystery play is created based entirely on audience suggestions.

£8£10

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

Murder, She Didn’t Write

Saturday 29th June 8pm

You become Agatha Christie in this improvised comedy as each night an original murder mystery play is created based entirely on audience suggestions.

£8£10

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.

£8£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 Episode 3

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

Bristol Bad Film Club Presents: Yor

Wednesday 17th July 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

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.

£8£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

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

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

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

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

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

Tales of Adventure Episode 3

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

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

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

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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