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Philip Markle: Advanced Scene Dynamics

Tuesday 20th November 7pm

Chicago and NYC improv veteran Philip Markle leads this advanced masterclass to take your scenework from good to great.

  • The Windy City
  • Our Place
  • Mezzo Forte

Queer Monster

Wednesday 21st November 8pm

Atomic Rhubarb and Clare Finlan present a new cabaret alive with Disco music, ludicrous jokes and choreography that would knock the high heels off Ariana Grande.

£8£5
  • Mean 'n' Green
  • Our Place
  • What A Drag

Philip Markle: Finding The Fun

Thursday 22nd November 7pm

Taught by Chicago improv veteran Philip Markle (Baby Wants Candy, Improv Olympic), this class will teach you to approach musical improv with joy and reckless abandon.

£40
  • Windy City Ditties
  • Our Place
  • Jiving For Joy

This Is Your Musical

Friday 23rd 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.

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

The Cabaret Queens Present: Cabaret USA Style

Saturday 24th November 8pm

Bristol based dance and professional performance cabaret troupe host a feast of delights for one night only. Featuring fire, circus acts, drag, strip tease, dance, vocals and much more.

£14£16.50
  • Fun With Feathers
  • Our Place
  • The United Greats

Monday Improv Drop In

Monday 26th November 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

Kitchen Rules Longform Drop In

Tuesday 27th November 8pm

A weekly drop-in for improvisers who are interested in American-style longform comedic improvisation.

  • Learning To Play
  • Our Place
  • Who The Heck Is Harold

Degrees Of Error present Fairytale Ending

Friday 30th November 8pm

The company behind fringe-favourite Murder, She Didn’t Write bring a brand new work in progress to the Bristol Improv Theatre.

  • Scratch That Itch
  • Our Place
  • New Funnies

Monday Improv Drop In

Monday 3rd 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

Queer Monster

Wednesday 5th December 8pm

Atomic Rhubarb and Clare Finlan present a new cabaret alive with Disco music, ludicrous jokes and choreography that would knock the high heels off Ariana Grande.

£8£5

Theatre Jam

Thursday 6th December 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 December 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

Improv Taster Session

Saturday 8th December 1pm

If you’re curious about improv and want to try dipping your toes into the world of making stuff up, our free monthly taster session is for you!

Free Event
  • Try Improv
  • Our Place
  • Delicious

Beyond The Ridiculous & Friends

Saturday 8th December 2:30pm

These fools use their own real life stories, feelings and thoughts as source material to create audaciously authentic, gob-smackingly resonant, instant theatre.

£8£6

Isaac Simon: Organic Freeform

Saturday 8th December 4pm

This workshop from Boston and Netherlands Improv veteran will hand you the transformation tools needed to make surprising scene changes.

£1512

Beyond The Ridiculous & Friends

Saturday 8th December 7:30pm

These fools use their own real life stories, feelings and thoughts as source material to create audaciously authentic, gob-smackingly resonant, instant theatre.

£8£6

Isaac Simon: The Improv That Scares You

Sunday 9th December 12pm

Based on the work of buddhist nun Pema Chodron, this workshop is all about playing with our fears with a gentle and kind touch.

£15£12

Monday Improv Drop In

Monday 10th 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

The Unscripted Players Theatre Throwdown

Thursday 13th December 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

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

Women's Improv Drop In

Thursday 20th December 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

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

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

Improv Double Bill: Last Day On Earth & Space Cats

Friday 18th 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

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

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

Can scripted theatre be imbued with the same spirit of spontaneity as improvised theatre? Can improvisation be so slick it looks rehearsed and scripted?

Does anybody in the audience really care as long as it’s good?

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!

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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