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

Whim City:
A Film-Noir Improvised Comedy

Trailer for our recent show at the ADC Theatre

We’re back! Our friends at Stealing the Show have invited us to revive Whim City in a double-bill with them on Thursday Dec 5 at Thirsty. Details and tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/769885193462082/

Access Info – Note we’ll be in the function room at the back, so access is limited.

The Cambridge Impronauts present Whim City: An Improvised Film‑Noir . 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…

Previews

Phoenix Remix: https://thephoenixremix.com/2019/11/04/show-of-the-week-interview-whim-city-an-improvised-film-noir-impronauts/
Varsity: https://www.varsity.co.uk/theatre/18164

Reviews

“As usual, the Impronauts showcased their characteristic fluid wit and quick-thinking comedy.”
“I will likely always recommend the Impronauts for a fun and enjoyable evening which they have never failed to deliver.”

– The Cambridge Student

“The Cambridge Impronauts have assembled a stellar troupe of actors for their latest contribution to the Cambridge comedy scene, Whim City: An Improvised Film Noir. […] bringing the film noir genre to life in a way that is camp, fast-paced and, most importantly, very funny.”
– Varsity

Impronauts: Quickfire!

Quickfire Logo

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)​.

We’re all done for this term, but when we get going in the new year, you can buy tickets in advance from the ADC website, or buy them on the door (if we haven’t sold out again).

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.​
We announce them 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!)