We’re delighted to be bringing The Totally Improvised Musical to Chorley Theatre on Friday 27th of May. Join us for a night of completely unscripted, totally unmissable songs and laughter!
It’s opening (and closing) night for two brand new musicals inspired by your suggestions. Previous shows have featured such weird and wonderful stories as a prison break where no one wanted to escape, a tale of hobbits vs greedy land developers, and a heart warming tale of tube drivers who dream of being west-end stars!
Chorley Theatre was the home of ComedySportz in the UK and we’re delighted to be bringing our brand new show to their brand new studio theatre space. If you like musicals and comedy then you’ll love The Totally Improvised Musical! Tickets are on sale now – book here.
Can’t wait that long? You can also catch our monthly shows at The Peer Hat in Manchester. For the current list of upcoming dates (with tickets links) visit our Musicals page. We’ll be adding even more dates soon!
Feeling inspired? There are still spaces available on our One Day Musical Improv Workshop at Gorse Hill Studios on Sunday 3rd April! Rachel and Felix will show you how to make up great improvised songs in this fun and friendly workshop. You don’t need to be able to sing – though some prior improv knowledge is recommended.
We played our first ComedySportz Match in 2001 as part of Chorley Youth Theatre. Now we’re back at Chorley Theatre on Friday 19th November to celebrate twenty years of laughs. As part of the celebrations, original team founder Brainne Edge and Chorley player Stephen Catterall returned to Chorley Youth Theatre to teach some comedy skills to the next generation of performers.
“It was fantastic to meet the kids who were us over twenty years ago!” says Brainne, who was running the Youth Theatre in 2001. “What a great bunch full of enthusiasm and talent, I’m really hoping some will audition for us in a few years time!”
The team taught the group of young performers some of the skills of comedy improvisation as well as the games we’ve been entertaining audiences with for two decades. Brainne adds, “Improv builds confidence, communication and keeps us playful, even as we get older. These kids had such a natural talent for being in the moment and are very funny. It’s the spirit of play and imagination that has kept us going for so long.”
Want to get involved in the fun? Don’t miss our twentieth anniversary show at Chorley Theatre this Friday! Tickets are available now from the theatre website, box office or Malcolm’s Musicland.
There will also be a raffle with all proceeds going to Children in Need. Prizes will include ComedySportz merchandise, tickets and more!
Venue: Chorley Theatre Tickets: £8 Adults £5 Concessions (members of Chorley Youth Theatre 2-4-1 on concessionary tickets) Date: 19th November 2021 Time: Starts 19:30 (2hrs inc. interval)
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.
2020 may not have been the laugh riot we were all hoping for but there was no way ComedySportz was going to miss our birthday show at Chorley Theatre this November. Join us for a completely unscripted, totally unpredictable and absolutely unmissable night out!
We’re delighted to be returning to the venue where it all began to celebrate 19 years of family friendly fun and laughter on Saturday 21st November. We hope you can join us for a night of quick-witted comedy and to support a fantastic local venue. The show will be social distanced in a COVID secure venue. So whilst this year our two teams may be going toe to toe from 2 metres it will still be plenty of fun!
Never seen a ComedySportz match before? Two teams go for gold with gags and games guaranteed to get you giggling. There’s a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match with penalties for bad behaviour and bad jokes. ComedySportz matches are totally improvised and with sketches and scenes inspired by your suggestions. Who wins? YOU decide!
Chorley Theatre is the home of great entertainment in the heart of Lancashire. It’s the venue where ComedySportz UK began and we return every year for more all action, all improvised fun for all ages.
Book your tickets now. You can find out about Chorley Theatre’s COVID safety procedures here so you can book with confidence. You can find our more about the history of ComedySportz in the UK here. Watch our full 2018 Birthday show here.