REACT: Up The Antics

Friday 13th November

The Bristol Improv Theatre presents a series of new shows that respond creatively to the challenges of social distancing in live performance. A line up of talented local companies and artists embrace the flexibility of improvisation to create work that is imaginative, immediate, whole-hearted and fun.

REACT is a homecoming for Bristol’s improvising community and a celebration of the resilience of live entertainment, under any conditions.

Up The Antics

Up the Antics return after an extended, unmentionable hiatus to The Bristol Improv Theatre stage with sketches specially designed and updated to flourish in the socially distant era.

In pre-pandemic times, the Antics had been performing together for almost 10 years, taken several shows to the Edinburgh Fringe and established a sell-out monthly show in Bristol. In the recent days of zoom meetings and Joe Wicks, they have continued to entertain audiences in their homes with their online magazine show “The Antics Home Show” on the Bristol Improv Theatre’s Twitch channel.

To celebrate returning to live performance, these experienced sketchers have formulated an explosive cocktail of pre-pandemic favourites mixed in with a dash of characters from their online streams.

Leicester Square Sketch-Off Semi-Finalists 2020
“A Real Romp” ★★★★★ Inter:Mission
“Brilliantly Witty” – ★★★★ EdFringeReview

Health & Safety Statement

We are committed to making our return to live shows as safe and reassuring as possible whilst still providing the excitement and magic of a live theatre experience.

We have renovated our theatre into a cabaret style seating arrangement, with audience numbers capped at 52 so that social distancing can be observed.

In line with the new laws , wearing a mask is a prerequisite for entry to the building (unless seated at your table) and we now operate a table service system for our bar which stops serving at 10pm. 

Hand gel and washing facilities are readily available around the building, including contactless hand sanitisers.

A full list of what we’re doing to make the building Covid-Secure and what we expect from audience members is available here.