Discovering Improv: Boldness & Play

Discovering Improv: Boldness & Play

16th June – 7th July

Wednesdays | 19:00-21:00


Suitable for beginners!

Improv isn’t just about being funny (although it is often very funny). For us, improv is about building confidence, celebrating the screw-up and connecting with amazing people.

In a post-COVID world, we want to give people the opportunity to connect with each other whilst learning valuable skills in a controlled and friendly environment. 

In this four-week course, capped at 8 places, we’ll build our spontaneity and communication skills through improv games and exercises whilst maintaining 2m physical distancing. 

We encourage students to wear masks when observing in the audience and hand gel will be readily available.

Who is this course for?

  • Everyone. You don’t need any experience in performance or improv. 
  • Anyone looking to build their confidence, creativity and/or spontaneity
  • Anyone who feels like their face-to-face social skills are a bit rusty and want to shake the rust off in a supportive environment
  • Anyone looking to make new friends and meet people in Bristol
  • Anyone who has been improvising for a while and wants to fall back in love with it

This four-week course will focus on the improv concepts of ‘Boldness & Play’. This is part of the Discovering Improv Carousel which includes ‘Listening & Acceptance’, ‘Creativity & Spontaneity’ and ‘Support & Collaboration’. Completion of the carousel is recommended before progressing to Performing Improv Level 1

About the Instructor

Caitlin Campbell has been improvising since 2011: after discovering improv at university she went on to join Degrees of Error and co-devised their flagship show ‘Murder, She Didn’t Write’. She performs with The Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes, This Is Your Musical and The Bish Bosh Bash. Caitlin is the Bristol Improv Theatre’s Artistic Director, where she also writes courses for the Theatre School and occasionally pulls pints behind the bar.

Class Details

Want to know what we are doing to make your visit COVID-secure? Read our coronavirus page

In the event of updated guidance from the government  partway through a course, the course will be postponed and you will be offered a credit note to the value of the number of sessions missed to use against another course in future.

The Bristol Improv Theatre is committed to making our classes as inclusive as possible. Please get in touch at to let us know about any accommodations we can make to give you the best possible experience during the class