Performing Improv Level 1: Creating Characters

13th July – 3rd August 

Tuesdays | 19:00 – 21:00

This is part of our Performing Improv programme, which focuses on the skills to perform improv on stage.

In this course, the focus will be on building your improv skills through the lens of characterisation, using games and exercises designed to build your confidence when stepping into another person’s shoes. Physicality, status and relationships between characters are all explored.


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: she also writes courses for the Theatre school and occasionally pulls pints behind the bar.

Photos by Ross Wilson

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