The improv scene is growing across in Ireland with a particular focal point on Dublin and other cities. Below is a list of some of the active troupes, teachers and events.
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Active Teachers, Troupes and Events on the Irish Improv Scene
The following list of some of troupes are active performers on the Irish scene with an online presence in random order.
* The Tightrope
Different improv acts every Sunday and Monday, with bespoke gigs on some weekends.
Improv with Neil Curran and random non improviser audience members.
“We make stuff up. Sometimes funny stuff. Sometimes in front of people. Mostly in Dublin.”
Long Form Improv comedy group in Dublin Ireland
Pearl O’Rourke and Kelly Shatter, the closest of friends and comedy lovers will create a whole show off the cuff.
Improv, sketch & hard stares. Based in Ireland.
Improvised plays from two Americans living in Ireland. Comedy, connection, and you!
A hilarious mix of improvisation and historical lecture, telling you a story from history and totally confusing you as to what happened.
* The Lovely Stuff
improvised live episodes of “The Twilight Zone”
* Phoning It In
An improvised comedy phone-in show hosted by Dave Coffey.
* Kill The Monster
An improv group focused on comedy flowing from story and characters.
* The Splendid Lunatics
“With 50 years experience between the 7 members, these guys know how to tickle your funny bones!”
* Bill & Bob
“We’re Bill and Bob, and we’re going to do some improv.”
* The Ungrateful Dodos
“Improv! Shits and Giggles! Radiohead! Beyonce! Sarah Silverman! George Orwell!”
* Laughter Lines
“Comedy, Performing, Improvisation, Singing, Dancing (badly) Sketches, Parodies.” Every Wednesday in the Duke Bar.
* Dublin Comedy Improv
“Being spontaneously funny, based on your suggestions.” Performing for over 25 years. Every Monday night in the International Bar.
* Craic Pack
Improv Comedy since 2002.
* The Sky Babies
“We’re a bunch of professional performers who decided to join our forces and make a cake. No wait…to make improv, that’s it, improv.”
* Moth & Butterfly
Acclaimed storytelling and improvisation night the 3rd Wednesday of each month in Claddagh Cottage.
* Belfast Improv Theatre
Shows Thursdays and Sunday from a variety of acts.
* Wonder Frog
Belfast based comedy improv group made up of Aaron Marshall, Frazer Robb, Kieran Majury, Marcus Keeley, Teresa Livingstone, and Vicky Blades
* Snatch Comedy Improv
Together since 2002, every Tuesday The Roundy Bar, Cork
* The Bold Ensemble
Playing every 2nd Wednesday in Coughlan’s Bar Cork
* Choke Comedy Improv
“Audience providing suggestions integral to the show. High energy, exciting, and hilarious!”
The following is a list of active improv teachers.
* Stoke Improv
Run by Kelly Shatter
* Grand Stretch
Run by Darren Yorke
* MOB Theatre
Run by Erin McGathy, Stephen Bradley and Neil O’Rourke
* Dawson Drama Works
Run by John Dawson
* Spontaneous Theatre People
Run by Órla Mc Govern
* Belfast Improv Theatre
Run by Paul Mone
* Improv Fest Ireland
Dublin based festival since 2013.
* Belfast Improv Festival
Belfast festival since 2018.
* Improv Utopia Ireland
Improv retreat for adults. Improv Utopia has camps in the US since 2011 with the Ireland camp launched in 2018.
* GATHER Improv Festival
GATHER is a small festival retreat for practitioners of improvisational comedy and theatre.