The Cambridge Impronauts

Who are we?

The Impronauts are the biggest and oldest Improvised Comedy troupe in Cambridge, and our members are a mixture of students from both universities, and locals. We love Improv because we get to create new stories, situations, emotions, and reactions every time we step on stage. Similarly, audiences love it because they get to help create something with their suggestions, and they know they’ve seen a genuinely unique show!

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. We used to take over the ADC Theatre Bar to perform Quickfire! in a cosy setting, but have now replaced it with Clickfire!.
Later this term we’ll be returning to the stage (sans-audience) with a livestreamed, mix-media show: BREAKING: An improvised news broadcast.

The Impronauts are also proud to have created a smash-hit project: Comic Sans Men. It is a series of shows run completely by women and non-binary performers and is being repeated this term as “Comic Sans Men Again“.

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

What’s On

BREAKING: An Improvised News Broadcast

Wed 16 June | 11pm BST (UTC+1) | Theatre £8/£9 | Streaming £4

Poster advertising BREAKING
A news broadcaster with lipstick on their collar and a spilled coffee cup reads the news.
BREAKING: Poster Launched

On air they’re seasoned professionals – but when the cameras stop rolling, no-one is sticking to the script!

Join the Cambridge Impronauts as they host a hilarious improvised news show dealing with drama on camera, and behind the scenes! Friendships will be tested, romance will blossom, stories will break: and most importantly YOU will be controlling the whole thing!

We will be taking prompts LIVE throughout the show, giving you the power to invent our top stories and weigh in on the unfolding workplace drama! Is our special correspondent interviewing a jelly baby? Does our weatherman have a secret past? Can our anchors navigate the messy aftermath of a joint business venture gone wrong?

Tune in to tonight’s programme for all this and more in 5, 4, 3, 2…

Tickets and details here BREAKING: An improvised news broadcast (adctheatre.com) including access information and details of the stream. It is one night only and won’t be available for playback so catch us live!

Get Involved: Open Workshops

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

Impronauts Open Workshop

After a year of Workshops being on hold due to the Covid-19 Lockdown, we are now starting to run them in person and outdoors (weather permitting)
If you would like to learn how to do Improv, or brush up on your skills, you are welcome to attend our Open Workshops, regardless of experience! It’s free, and it’s fun! From these workshops, we invite the most diligent, talented and passionate people to become Impronauts. Welcome aboard!
No high-pressure, gone-in-a-flash, easily-messed-up audition. Instead, we’ll work with you to hone your skills until you’re ready to join the troupe.

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

Join the Facebook group ‘Impronauts Workshops‘, or sign up to our Impronauts Workshops Mailing List