The Cambridge Impronauts

The Impronauts are the biggest and oldest improvised comedy troupe in Cambridge, made up of a mixture of students from both universities, and locals.

Our improvised comedy shows are all created entirely in the moment – what you see will be brand new, and never seen again.

We mostly perform two kinds of show: Fast-paced shows full of games and skits; and long-form, movie-esque improvised stories.

Edinburgh Fringe 2019 saw the return of our “Improv Actually” show – an improvised romantic comedy. Another recent smash-hit project, Comic Sans Men 2.0, was run completely by women and non-binary performers.

To keep track of our events, you can use our Calendar – never miss a thing!
Google Calendar or ICS

In addition, we occasionally perform immersive theatre experiences, as well as office parties, wandering character work etc. Send us a message!

What’s On

Impronauts: Quickfire!

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Impronauts: Quickfire is our short-form show made up of completely improvised comedy scenes and skits. Nothing is scripted in advance. Everything you see is a Zero-Hour creation made up on the night based on audience suggestions!
Join us in the ADC Theatre Bar for an hour of seat-of-the-pants comedy where not even we know what will happen. We always leave our audience smiling!

Access Info (note we’re in the Bar, not Auditorium)​.

Tickets can be ordered from the ADC box office, or from the ADC website, by clicking the link. We recommend you book well in advance, as a few of our shows have sold out over a week before their performance! Here’s the Facebook Event so you can remind yourself of upcoming shows.

Show Times:

  • Sun 20 October at 8:00pm
  • Sun 3 November at 8:00pm
  • Sun 17 November at 8:00pm

Whim City:
A Film-Noir Improvised Comedy

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Brace yourselves for a night of improvised theatre like you’ve never seen it before…

The Cambridge Impronauts present Whim City: An Improvised Film‑Noir where your suggestions create a hilarious, dark, new story every night. Think trench coats, dark alleys, gruff voices and a complete disregard for human life.
Will you see two rival gangs battling over possession of a kidnapped politician? A lone gunman taking on the full force of the mafia to avenge a dead lover? A corrupt policeman who will stop at nothing to find their lost kitten?
The audience will decide…

Access Info (note we’re in the Auditorium)​.

Tickets and Dates on the ADC Website

Facebook Event so you can share it

Show Times:

  • Wed 6 November at 11:00pm
  • Thu 7 November at 11:00pm
  • Fri 8 November at 11:00pm
  • Sat 9 November at 11:00pm

Get Involved: Open Workshops

People often underperform in auditions. That’s why we don’t hold them.

Impronauts Open Workshop

The Impronauts run open workshops. Everyone is welcome to attend Open Workshops, regardless of experience! It’s free, and it’s fun!
From these workshops, we invite the most diligent, dedicated and passionate people to become Impronauts. Welcome aboard!
No high-pressure, gone-in-a-flash, easily-messed-up audition. We’ll work with you at the open workshops to hone your skills until you’re ready to join the troupe.

Or you can just come and have fun even if you don’t ever want to perform on stage!

We normally* run Open Workshops on Saturdays during term time from 11:00-13:00, in the ADC Theatre bar.​
They are announced on the Facebook group ‘Impronauts Workshops‘, and we also send out an email for people signed up to our Impronauts Workshops Mailing List. We have Facebook Events for them, too!
*Sometimes we have to make changes to the schedule, so please do check Facebook and the mailing list. (There might even be some bonus workshops outside term time!)