Discovering Improv: Listening & Acceptance

Discovering Improv: Listening & Acceptance 

15th  June – 6th July

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

This course will not only help you improve your performance skills but gives you the opportunity to connect with others to improve your confidence,  communication and interpersonal skills in a friendly and welcoming environment. 

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 ‘Listening & Acceptance’ and will be taught by Stephen Clements.

This is part of the Discovering Improv Carousel which includes ‘Boldness & Play’, ‘Creativity & Spontaneity’ and ‘Support & Collaboration’. Completion of the carousel is recommended before progressing to Performing Improv Level 1.

About the Instructor

Stephen Clements has been improvising for ten years and teaching for five. He is a founder and trustee of the Bristol Improv Theatre. Stephen is a founding member of Degrees of Error Theatre Company and helped to create their flagship show Murder, She Didn’t Write. He also performs regularly with Tally Ho productions in Steves & Wooster and Holy Unauthorised Improvised Parody, Batman! and is Games Master for the Bristol Improv Theatre’s cult hit Tales of Adventure. Stephen holds a PGCE in mathematics.

Class Details

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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