The Bristol Improv Theatre
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The Bristol Improv Theatre is an organisation dedicated to furthering the art of improvisation in the UK. From our venue in Clifton, we produce and perform improvised theatre alongside a varied programme of cultural events including film screenings, live music, stand up comedy, dance, drag, burlesque, poetry and much more. 

As we recover and rebuild from the pandemic, we want to safeguard our aims and ethos by registering as a charity and making our directors accountable to an independent voluntary board of trustees.

With the Board of Trustees’ help we intend to create a sustainable future for the Bristol Improv Theatre. Our primary goals are to:

  • Reach a wider audience base with a new marketing strategy
  • Enact our DEI action plan to create a space which welcomes all, celebrates difference and actively seeks out new work and collaborators to diversify our programme
  • Build a cash reserve to shore up our organisation against future crises
  • Develop a new fundraising strategy

We are looking for people who:

  • Believe in the power of theatre and the arts to bring people together
  • Believe that art and culture should be accessible to all
  • Are connected to the creative or cultural sector (whether personally or professionally)
  • Are able to give time and energy to support the Bristol Improv Theatre
  • Have experience that would be relevant to delivering our goals (ie. Marketing/PR, fundraising, legal) whether in the arts sector or elsewhere

As well as the legal responsibilities for trustees, we expect board members to:

  • Attend 3 board meetings a year & AGM – at present all of these are being conducted over zoom but in future we hope to hold at least one in-person meeting per year
  • Come to performances at the Bristol Improv Theatre
  • Be prepared to communicate with leadership (usually over phone or email) throughout the year about specific issues
  • Offer support on occasions where their expertise would be valuable to organisation – e.g. offering advice on a specific area or looking over a funding application and giving feedback
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 12 December, 2021 - 15:15
How to Apply: 

If you are interested in becoming a trustee for the Bristol Improv Theatre, a great place to start is by saying hello. Email to register your interest and arrange an informal chat.