Get Involved

Improvisers are positive, accepting, bold, fun and playful… that's a pretty wonderful community to be part of. We present this handy guide of how to get involved with the BIT community, our art, socials and performances.

Where to Start

Start off with a trip to the theatre! During our seasons, we have shows and events most Fridays and Saturdays, so come along to to something on our programme and say hi! Our average ticket price is just £6 and many of our events are free.

Volunteering

The BIT is made possible by our fantastic and dedicated volunteers. Volunteering at the BIT is a great chance to meet new people, see shows for free and learn a new skill – all in an evening! To find out more about volunteering, email Caitlin at caitlin@improvtheatre.co.uk.

Discover Improv

If you'd like to learn how to improvise yourself, with a view to getting on our stage, the best place to start is to sign up to our next Discovering Improv Class. It's a 6 week course with fifteen other eager participants – all people just like you! If you're looking for something a little more advanced we also have a programme of Performance Improv courses for actors and performers.

Going UP!

If you've got the improv bug, the next step is UP! The The Unscripted Players are the UK's first Improvised Amateur Dramatics Society and have regular weekly meet-ups on Mondays at the theatre. Their monthly "Improv Carousel" is a day of workshops and rehearsals culminating in an improvised show that very evening! Visit www.unscriptedplayers.com for more.

More Useful Links

In March 2017, following an 8-week refurbishment, we re-opened the Bristol Improv Theatre in the former Polish Ex. Servicemens' Club on St. Paul's Road, Clifton. Now the theatre is open in its bare-bones form, there's still a lot to do! Our mission to complete the building and provide a world-class improvised theatre continues… and we need your help!

Support our Campaign

As the theatre develops and grows our aim is to complete the work that we started in January and February, continuing. This includes the addition of disabled access ramps and facilities, improvements to the venues spaces and equipment and care and maintenance of our Grade II Listed heritage home! To donate to our ongoing campaign and to find out about our campaign rewards, please visit www.buildthebit.com.

Want to help in other ways? We are also looking for skilled volunteers to help us with the ongoing refurbishment! If you would like to come along to one of our next project days, please email Caitlin at caitlin@improvtheatre.co.uk.

Supporters

The Bristol Improv Theatre would express our sincere gratitude to all of the donors and volunteers who have kindly contributed to the Build The BIT Campaign thus far:

  1. Alistair G Aitcheson,
  2. Margot Arthur,
  3. Thomas Bloom,
  4. Catherine Boot,
  5. Alicia Booth,
  6. Justin Brett,
  7. Stephen Brown,
  8. Jason Buckley,
  9. Michael Burns,
  10. Stephen Carpenter,
  11. David Clements,
  12. Nicholas Clements,
  13. Neil Curran,
  14. William Davies,
  15. Simon Day,
  16. NJ Delaney,
  17. Barnaby Eaton-Jones,
  18. Imogen Edmunson,
  19. Dylan Emery,
  20. Pippa Evans,
  21. Sean Fabri,
  22. Richard Fallon,
  23. David Fee,
  24. John Gallagher,
  25. Lindsey Garwood,
  26. Paul Garwood,
  27. Stefano Giacche,
  28. Brian Gray,
  29. Eleanor Grice,
  30. Alexander Hale,
  31. Nicola Hall,
  32. Jimmy Hartill,
  33. Stephen Hartill,
  34. Lisa Heywood,
  35. The Hideout Theatre,
  36. Ryan Hill,
  37. Andrew Kelly,
  38. Sarah Kendall,
  39. Rachael Lane,
  40. Loren Lazic-Duffy,
  41. Elinor Lower,
  42. Shaun Lowthian,
  43. Phil Lunn,
  44. Katherine MacInnes,
  45. Arfie Mansfield,
  46. Charlie Markwick,
  47. Hubert McIntyre,
  48. Adam Meggido,
  49. Ryan Millar,
  50. Jon Monkhouse,
  51. Ryan Murphy,
  52. Helen O'Donnell,
  53. Gillian Pennack,
  54. Michael Penny,
  55. Martin Pilgrim,
  56. Michael Pilkington,
  57. Sophie Power,
  58. Dimokratis Prinos,
  59. Lee Pullen,
  60. Peter Rogers,
  61. Lucy Senton,
  62. Oliver Senton,
  63. Megan Sherrod,
  64. Nick Skelton,
  65. Alan Spence,
  66. Jim Stankewicz,
  67. Scott Thrift,
  68. Mark Tindle,
  69. Alexandra Toomey,
  70. Dylan Townley,
  71. Brendan Way,
  72. Tom Webster,
  73. Charlotte Whitten,
  74. Scott Wilson,
  75. Chris Yeoh,
  76. Penny Young,
  77. Molly de Dios Fisher,
  78. Rosanna de Dios Fisher