Welcome to Birmingham’s first ever Improv Festival.


“Putting Birmingham on the Improv Map, and Improv on the Birmingham Map.”

Friday 21st October- Sunday 23rd October 2016
At the Blue Orange Theatre 

Birmingham Improv Festival is bringing together some of the best improvised comedy performers in the UK, giving you the chance to watch top-quality improv throughout the weekend!

Three days of completely improvised plays, musicals, sketches, puppets, costumer dramas, and much much more!

Plus workshops led by world-class teachers, for all levels.

A whole weekend jam-packed with workshops, classes, performances and fun!

STOP PRESS!  WEEKEND PASSES TO EVERY SHOW NO LONGER AVAILABLE.   BUT YOU CAN STILL BUY A TICKET FOR ALL THREE SHOWS ON LAUNCH NIGHT FOR JUST £15!    You can see The Inflatables, followed by Project2 and Ghost Couple, and finally Peablossom Cabaret – three amazing shows for just £15 BUY YOURS NOW!

See what Ruth and Pippa from Showstopper! have to say:

Here are some highlights:

The return of the Black Country’s greatest export, superstar improviser JOSIE LAWRENCE

Josie-Lawrence-Photo1as she returns to Birmingham with THE GLENDA J COLLECTIVE, on Saturday October 22nd at 6pm

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Direct from their sell-out run in the West End, Olivier Award SHOWSTOPPER!, on Saturday October 22nd at 8pm.


 a brand new musical, created on the spot by their incredible, musical comedians.

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Plus a Workshop in Improvised Musical Theatre for all levels.

Five-time sell-out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and one of the country’s most sought after comedy club headliners,  THE NOISE NEXT DOOR on Sunday October 23rd at 4pm Noise Tour pic 2015

fantastically funny scenes and songs in the blink of an eye with a perfect blend of ludicrous characters, witty one-liners, epic stories, and explosive physicality.

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See what Victoria Bang and Daniel Malmqvist have to say:

Local Charity Showcase  in support of Birmingham Children’s Hospital on Sunday October 23rd at 7.30pm.

BCH Charity Logo - supportingFeaturing local improvisers Box of Frogs, Kneejerks, Ministry of Improv, WITS, Fanny Dent, Comic Sans Script, LoveHard, MissImp, Watch This, and others

All of that and much much more.  Click here to see the full line up, and buy your tickets.

All shows and workshops are at:
The Blue Orange Theatre
118 Great Hampton St.
Jewellery Quarter
B18 6AD
( map)
Box Office Number 0121 212 2643