Discovering Improv

Discovering Improv

8th September – 13th October

Wednesdays | 19:00-21:30


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.

This six-week course is a voyage through spontaneity, creativity and connection. We’ll show you the basic tools to improvise both on stage and off.

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. 

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

Class Details

This is a 6-week course, capped at 12 participants, plus 2 instructors (14 in total).

We also offer a shorter introductory course with a smaller group, which will maintain 2m physical distancing. 

Read about our latest Covid-security guidance and expectations.

If you have any accommodations or access needs, questions, feedback or concerns about the classes, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our theatre school manager Imogen at

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.