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Intro to Performing Improv

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The Bristol Improv Theatre
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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22nd July – 26th August | Mondays | 19:00 – 21:30

Improvisation happens all over the place: at work, at home, when you’re messing around with your mates. Whenever you do something that you didn’t plan in advance, try something just to have a go, or join in with something that looks fun – you’re improvising! 

But what about improvising in front of people on a stage? Improv as a performance can be a scary prospect, but it can also be tremendously fun and hugely rewarding!

Following on from our hugely popular Discovering Improv course, this six-week course will immerse you in the fundamentals of improvising for an audience through games, exercises, and scenes. Our experienced facilitators will guide and support you on your journey towards performing.

Is this course for me?

Intro to Performing is an introduction to improvisation as a performance artform, aimed at beginners. No experience is required. This is the course for you if;

  • You’ve completed our Discovering Improv course and want to take the next step
  • You’re new to improv and want to learn the fundamentals of improvisation for an audience
  • You learned improv elsewhere and want to start learning with the Bristol Improv Theatre School

Class Details

This is a 6-week course, capped at 16 participants, plus up to 2 instructors (18 in total).

If you have any accommodations or access needs, questions, feedback or concerns about the classes, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at theatreschool@improvtheatre.net.

Price changes to our courses

Like many other small, independent businesses, over the past year the cost of running our venue has increased significantly. This has included increased utility bills and higher staff wages to ensure we maintain our Living Wage employer status by complying with the increase in the National Living Wage. Whilst we have undertaken an array of cost-saving measures throughout last year, we need to implement a small price increase to our courses to be able to continue operating with the increased costs that we are facing.

One of our primary aims at the Bristol Improv Theatre is making improv accessible to as many people as possible. But it is also important to us that our team are paid fairly and that we can ensure the longevity of the theatre. We are continually looking and applying for funding to support our work and we hugely value the support from our audiences, students and supporters, whether that’s in the form of donating to the theatre, buying tickets to our events or talking about our work with friends and family.

If the increase in price is a barrier for you, please check out our Pay It Forward scheme or drop us an email at hello@improvtheatre.net. We’re always here to listen and provide as much support as we are able to


July 22
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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We don’t want money to be a barrier and so if you'd like to attend a course but are finding money tight, please drop us an email at hello@improvtheatre.co.uk and we'll do all we can to enable you to engage with us.