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The Improv Gym

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Event Series Event Series: Improv Drop-ins


The Bristol Improv Theatre
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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Fortnightly Wednesdays, starting 24th January | 19:00 – 22:00

Improve your improv! 

In your journey through improv, it isn’t always about acquiring a new skill for your improviser’s toolkit or throwing yourself into a new and unfamiliar style of play. Sometimes you need to practise your existing skills, polish up your play, and get your reps in with some feedback/pointers and constructive critique from an expert. Enter the Improv Gym!

Part rehearsal room, part personal improv training, the Improv Gym is a facilitated space where you can work on your skills and draw upon the expertise of our experienced teaching staff. Each session will be led by a Bristol Improv Theatre Instructor who will warm you up and set you going with exercises, games, and scenes that will work on the skill areas that you want to improve, before providing individualised feedback, coaching, and critique to help you get to the next level.

If you have a particular skill or piece of work that you want to focus on, let the instructor know and they’ll tailor your session accordingly. If you’re working on something with specialised equipment, skills, or knowledge – such as puppetry, singing, dance, or any props/technical requirements – please email theatreschool@improvtheatre.co.uk ahead of time so that we can prepare everything we’ll need to support you in the session.

Each session lasts 3 hours and is capped at 8 places. 

The Improv Gym is about improving the skills you want to work on – if you’re looking for something a bit more structured or just want to turn up and play, why not try our Improv Drop-ins?

Changes to timings and pricing

Following a successful trial period during the Summer and early Autumn, we’ve made some slight changes to the Improv Gym for 2024.

The Improv Gym will run fortnightly from 24th January. Each session is now 3 hours long and capped at 8 places to allow for more bespoke feedback and coaching from our instructor. As such, the price of the session has increased to account for the added time and more personalised experience. With affordability in mind, we are continuing to offer a concession price to try to keep the session accessible for those who would find the full price to be a barrier. For those that are able to pay more we also have a supporter ticket price, where the additional income will go towards the running of these sessions.

If the concession price cost is still a barrier for you, and you feel that the Improv Gym is the best option for you to develop as an improviser, please contact us at hello@improvtheatre.co.uk and we can discuss flexible payment options and/or bursary spaces with you.


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