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 regularly take over the ADC Theatre Bar to perform Quickfire! in a cosy setting. 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

Impronauts: Neapolitan I.C.E.

Wed 25 Nov, 7pm GMT | £FREE

An Ice cream tub with Neapolitan ice cream - except each of the flavours is a different show title

Neapolitan I.C.E. brings you 3 Flavours of Improvised Comedy Entertainment!

The Cambridge Impronauts will create not 1, but 3 live shows for you!

  • The Weird Ask Podcast – An investigation into a mystery of your choice.
  • Emotional Trifle – Enjoy a generous helping of our brand-new layered improv treat.
  • Wheel of People – A rip-roaring story, just for you.

It’ll only be live once, so join us in the Livestream so we can use your suggestions to spawn the action.

Get Involved: Open Workshops

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

Impronauts Open Workshop

Sadly our in-person Workshops are on hold due to the Covid-19 Lockdown, but we are running them online and entirely free.
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, dedicated 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