Past Shows

Date Night with Bristol Improv

Date night: the time when friends, family and lovers come together (though not all together) to spend time, catch up and share stories. Welcome to Date Night with Bristol Improv. We will improvise an entire show based on your comedies, tragedies and histories of love, life and friendships. There may be happy endings, painful departures and everything in between. Using both quick-fire short form games and longer improvised sketch, only one thing's for certain: there will definitely be drama.

4th-26th August 2017
Time: 17:05/22:10/19:05
theSpace@ Jury's Inn (Venue 260) 
£4/5 (Concession/Full)

Summer Dayz - an improvised summer camp adventure

"This is going to be the best Summer ever!"

Bristol Improv are proud to present Summer Dayz: a fully improvised LongForm show! Follow six friends as they arrive at Summer Camp, looking for the greatest summer of their lives. But what happens next? You decide! 

So come along to the brand new Bristol Improv Theatre stage to watch a fully improvised summer camp adventure unfold before your very eyes!

27th - 29th April 2017
Time: 8:00pm
Bristol Improv Theatre
£5 entry (tickets can be found online and on door)

Dinner Time

Dear Distinguished Guest

You are cordially invited to the dinner party of the year. An occasion with class, style and of course japes. You may have attended dinner parties in the past, but never have you been to one quite like this...

Bristol Improv are excited to present a LONGFORM SHOW.
Join five improvisers as they attend the dinner party of the decade. What's special about this dinner party? You decide, and watch as our five improvisers weave a narrative, made up on the spot!

24th/25th March 2017
Doors: 7.30PM
Start: 8.00PM
Location: The Pegg Theatre
Price £4 Members/£5 Students/£6 Adults 

Fund' Raise The Roof - a night of comedy supporting MIND

Hello! Do you like stand-up and improv comedy? Do you want to help raise money for a brilliant charity that helps those experiencing mental health problems? Well you are in luck! On the 17th February Bristol Improv are hosting Fund'Raise The Roof - a night of comedy supporting MIND - with all profits going to the MIND Bristol branch . MIND is a truly excellent charity, with a number of services like group therapy, drop-ins, counselling and crisis lines. They also have a number of other initiatives like a Trans+ helpline and a hate crime service to name a few. They’ll be plenty of laughs to be laughed with an hour of stand-up from some of Bristol’s best up and coming comedians as well as a an hour of improv from Bristol Improv! 

17th February 2017
Time: 8:30pm
The Room Above, 133 St. Michael's Hill
£4/5 (Student/Non-Student)

Bristol Improv Presents Improvised Nativity

Ever wanted to see a three wise men love triangle, Joseph's affair with the angel, a boat trip across the Nativisea, or Jesus being adopted? Come along to BIT Parts on Wednesday and we'll use your suggestions to make a one-off nativity that you want to see.

With another performance from Bristol Improv (Objectprov, bring any strange object to be their inspiration for scenes and monologues), it's going to be a fun night.

17th December 2016
Time: 7.30PM
The Bristol Improv Theatre
£5 on the door (a mince pie is thrown in!)

Festive Show!

"For thousands of years, the Bristol Revunions have been delighting audiences all over Clifton with their unique brand of witty, yet genuinely insightful comedy. 
Tonight is no exception. Expect the suffering of 2016 to melt away in a gorgeous vegetarian-friendly broth of laughter, surprise and delight"

"For 8 Millenia, Bristol Improv have been doing things like this also."

Join us at the Room Above for some quality seasonal comedy!

9th December 2016
Time: 8.o0PM
The Room Above
£2.50/3 (Members/Students)

Bristol Improv Halloween Bash!

Featuring an improvised mystery solving teen show and an improvised horror this promises to be one spooktacular night!

Fuelled by your suggestions, watch as ‘some of the sharpest young minds on the improvised comedy circuit’ (AYoungerTheatre.com) create jokes, fun and characters, live onstage!

14th October 2016
Time: 8pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre
£4/5 (Student/Non-Student)

Bristol Improv Takes Over the World!

Five dastardly scientists attempt to overcome obstacles using the greatest weapon of all... Improvised Comedy!

Bristol Improv are going to the Edinburgh FREE Fringe! With a show that uses suggestions from you the audience, our improvisers will use scientific know-how and the power of improv to solve YOUR problems!

4th-28th August 2016
Time: 1:15pm
Laughing horse at The Crags Bar, venue 441,
Newington Road, Edinburgh,
Entry is free

Stranded- an improvised desert island adventure

"We're stranded... Now what?"

Bristol Improv are proud to present this year's LONGFORM SHOW! 

Based upon the loose frame of being stranded on a desert island, the cast of improvisers will weave an hour-long narrative before your very eyes! What will happen? Come along and find out! 

MONDAY 18TH APRIL 2016
Time: 7.30PM
The Wardrobe Theatre, 25 West Street
£4/5 (Student/Non-Student)
Tickets available on the door

Bristol Improv presents: One25 Charity Bonanza!

A night of stand-up, sketch comedy and improv!!
Bristol Improv's women and other oppressed genders present a night of laughs and japes from their fantastic comedians. Having cut their teeth at the Edinburgh Fringe and Bristol Improv’s flagship fortnightly show ‘Hill-arity’, these funny performers will showcase a selection of stand-up, sketch (from the talented Bristol Revunions), and improv acts, all in the name of charity!

16th March 2016
Time: 7:00pm
Bristol Improv Theatre
£3 entry on the door

Bristol Improv Steals the Show 2015

Returning again for three weeks at the Edinburgh Fringe, Bristol Improv are proud to present their Improv show!

In 'Bristol Improv Steals the Show' we take suggestions from the audience, be that the job they wanted as a child, the name of the show they saw that morning, or an object they have in their pocket!  

These suggestions fuel 40 minutes of fast-paced sketches and classic games followed by Bristol Improv’s brand new concept, Objectprov. In this section of the show, items from the audience inspire true monologues from our improvisers which in turn inspire longer scenes with funny and relatable characters!

8th - 29th August 2015
Time: 18:45pm
Sportsers Bar, 1A Market Street (Venue 90)
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Entry is free

Gobblefunk! - an improvised play based on the stories of Roald Dahl

Bristol Improv presents Gobblefunk! - an improvised play based on the stories of Roald Dahl. 

Roald Dahl's books have delighted and intrigued us for generations. The eccentric characters and magical universes are loved by many. But a world class, respected Roald Dahl scholar has discovered a new manuscript, that will be performed for the first (and only!) time. See new worlds, strange beasts, evil relatives and weirdly wonderful friends go on a new adventure, in the Pegg Studio Theatre. 

2nd/3rd May 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Pegg Theatre
£3/4/5 entry (Members/Students/Non-Students)

Bristol Improv Steals the Show at the Edinburgh Fringe!

Bristol Improv reimagine other Fringe shows by improvising games, scenes and stories based on the titles taken from the Edinburgh Fringe Programme and suggested by you, the audience! 

4th - 23rd August 2014
Time: 15:00
Whynot? 14 George Street 
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Entry is free

Mysteries of the Unknown at the Edinburgh Fringe!

A Victorian paranormal investigator recounts one of their most peculiar and enthralling mysteries. The title is chosen by the audience and the plot improvised live on stage! Expect poltergeists, possessions and all manner of peculiar demons! 

4th - 10th August 2014
Time: 16:00
Sweet Venues, 31-35 Grassmarket
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
£7