What is Improv?
Improv is the art of spontaneous play. Just like musicians might improvise jazz music, in improv theatre actors create plays without scripts, by listening and responding moment-by-moment. This makes every show completely unique, which means improvised theatre can be very exciting… nobody know's what's going to happen until it does!
You may have seen improvised performance in the past on shows such as 'Whose Line is it Anyway', but improv is not always about being funny. Improv can be used to create a variety of different theatre. The BIT promotes improvised drama, musical theatre, storytelling and of course comedy too!
If you'd like to learn how to improvise yourself, with a view to getting on our stage, the best place to start is to sign up to our next Discovering Improv Class. It's a 6 week course with 15 other eager participants – all people just like you! If you're looking for something more advanced we also have Performance courses for actors and performers and host regular visiting workshops from a variety of world-class theatre practitioners.