The Totally Improvised Musical is our brand new show! Every night is opening night as our team of top improvisers compose a brand new musical from your suggestions – hitting all the right notes in any order they like. If you like musicals, this is the show for you. If you like comedy, this is also the show for you!
Originally scheduled for April 2020 we’re delighted these shows can now go ahead from next month with more planned for the New Year. So whilst you’d think the delay would have given us time to just write a musical – where would the fun be in that? Our shows are unscripted and unmissable as every note, lyric and plot twist will be inspired by your suggestions!
(Hopefully we can all still fit into those fancy T-Shirts we had made before the pandemic).
Join us as we go from suggestion to sensation at The Peer Hat, Manchester on October 26th and November 30th 2021. Tickets cost just £6 and you can book tickets at the links below.
You can book tickets for the Totally Improvised Musical at the links below. Curtains up at 8pm. The show runs for approx. 1hr.
Situated just off Lever Street, The Peer Hat is situated at the heart of Manchester’s bustling Northern Quarter. There are plenty of nearby parking spots. There are also plenty of nearby bus routes and it’s a short walk from Piccadilly Gardens for anyone travelling by tram.
We are delighted to announce the return of in-person workshops from October 2021. We’re running 8 week courses in Foundation Improv, Intermediate Improv and Beginning Stand-Up Comedy. Thank you for your continued interest and patience as we arrange suitable workshop spaces.
An eight week course designed to help introduce the basic theories, ideas and skills of improvisation. You don’t need to have any sort of background in performing or comedy to join in, just a willingness to get involved and have a good time. Not only useful for confidence building, stage presence, and play, but also a great opportunity to network and meet new people. The cost for the full eight weeks is £115 or £100 concessions. You can pay in full now or just pay a non-refundable £30 deposit to secure your space.
The course will commence Sunday 3rd October. Sessions will run Sunday afternoons 1-3pm for eight weeks at Gorse Hill Studios, Stretford. The venue is fully accessible with on street parking. The venue is also close to several bus routes and just a 15 minute walk from Old Trafford tram stop. Find out more.
An eight week course designed to give you your first foothold in the otherwise daunting world of Stand Up Comedy. Under expert tutelage you’ll receive all the skills you need to put together your first short stand-up comedy routine as well as fundamental skills like stagecraft, performance and microphone technique. The core of the course is a weekly workshop where the attendees will have a chance to prepare and try out their material in a supportive atmosphere. This course also includes a Showcase at the end of the 8 weeks for participants. The cost for the full eight weeks is £110 or £100 concessions. You can pay in full now or just pay a non-refundable £30 deposit to secure your space.
The course will commence Saturday 2nd October. Sessions will run Saturday afternoons 12.30-2.30pm for eight weeks at The Barking Dog, Urmston. Find out more.
We’re running things a little differently for our advanced classes this time round. So we can keep things covid-secure for workshoppers and facilitators alike we’re running this as a set eight week course. This allows us to keep a better track of numbers and ensure plenty of space for everyone – however, if you’d only be able to drop-in to some sessions you can drop us an email and we’ll try to squeeze you in at a per-session rate. This course has a rolling syllabus so can be taken multiple times. Some of the topics covered in previous courses and drop-ins:
Advanced Scene Work.
Use of Space
Music and Rap
We’ll be announcing a full line-up of sessions on our website in the coming weeks. The course will commence Sunday 3rd October. Sessions will run Sunday afternoons 3-5pm for eight weeks at Gorse Hill Studios, Stretford. The venue is fully accessible with on street parking. The venue is also close to several bus routes and just a 15 minute walk from Old Trafford tram stop. Find out more.
We can’t wait to see you at a workshop or show soon. Want to catch us live? Visit our shows page for more info. Got questions about our workshops? Don’t hesitate to get in touch!
We can’t believe we’re two thirds of the way through the year already. As venues continue to re-open, we still have plenty of live improv shows to keep you entertained for the rest of 2021 including our Totally Improvised Musical and our 20th Birthday weekend! Read on for more info…
We understand that not everyone can join us for our live improv shows and we’ll be continuing our online ComedySportz matches on the first Saturday of every month. Online shows are free to watch – subscribe to our youtube channel now to never miss a match. You can watch our September show at the link below. The stream will go live at 6.45pm BST with the fun kicking off at 7pm BST on Saturday 4th September.
Comedy Club 4 Kids
We’ve got even more shows lined up with our friends at Comedy Club 4 Kids, including a very busy day on Saturday 4th September with shows in Nottingham and Coventry! We’ll be sure to add more dates in the coming months so keep an eye out on our social media channels for announcements!
After a summer hiatus for renovations, we’re back at Waterside Arts from Saturday 11th September with ComedySportz and ComedySportz 4 Tots. We have monthly dates into summer 2022 which are on sale now. We’ll also be doing another Halloween themed special in October – more details coming soon!
Totally Improvised Musical
Over 18 months since we were first meant to do our opening night of The Totally Improvised Musical, we’re pleased to announce the show will finally be coming to The Peer Hat in Manchester this October. Tickets will be going on sale soon – keep an eye on social media for announcements.
20th Birthday Weekend
This year marks 20 years of fun and games! To celebrate this milestone year we have a full weekend of shows to keep you laughing. We’re kicking off the weekend at the theatre where it all began, Chorley Theatre, on Friday 19th November for another Chorley vs. Manchester special. If that’s not enough all action, all improvised competitive comedy for you we then have ComedySportz and ComedySportz 4 Tots at Waterside Arts on Saturday 20th November. Tickets are available now – this is one weekend you won’t want to miss!
To finish off the year we are delighted to announce the return of our improvised pantomimes– oh yes we are! There are plenty of opportunities to catch shows at Waterside Arts this December, including a Tots special and a brand new adults only special as well!
We’ll be sure to have more live improv shows and events to announce in the coming weeks and months. Subscribe to our mailing list for monthly announcements of upcoming shows, events and workshop.
What’s that you say? Workshops? That’s right, we’re pleased to announce that in person workshops will be returning from the first week of October!
We’ll be doing a full announcement later in the week but you can still drop us an email to register interest in our courses and we’ll send you all the details soon!
We’ll still be operating our COVID safety measures to ensure a fun but safe nights entertainment for audience and players. Our venues may still be operating their own safety protocols.
We can’t wait to see you at shows – thank you for continuing to support live and livestream comedy! You can find more information on all upcoming shows for 2021 on our shows page.
As the world continues to open up we’re delighted to announce more tickets on sale for the rest of 2021 …and even more to be announced soon! Our dates at Waterside Arts are now on sale for September, October, November and into next year!
November is a particularly special month for us as it marks our 20th Anniversary weekend with shows at Waterside Arts and the place where it all began, Chorley Theatre. Tickets for all of these shows are now available to book and we’ll have more information about our 20th anniversary shows soon.
Whilst we’re sad there won’t be a live and in-person ComedySportz World Championship this year the upside is that you can catch virtual shows from the comfort of your own home! Watch the CSz Virtual World Championship this week here.
Teams from across CSz Worldwide will be going toe to toe (give or take a few thousand miles) with quick-witted gags and games Wednesday-Saturday this week. You can catch us playing CSz Jersey Shore this Wednesday from 7pm BST and CSz New York City on Saturday from 7pm BST.