Who are we?

The Cambridge Impronauts are the biggest and oldest Improvised Comedy troupe in Cambridge (Since 2003), 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. Audiences love it because they get to help create something with their suggestions, and they know they’ve seen a genuinely unique show!

We create shows based on sketches and games, and also entire improvised plays. See Past Shows for an overview.

We also run free weekly Open Workshops for students and locals alike during term time. Want to get involved with improv and learn some skills, make friends and have a laugh? Come along!

Would you like us to create a show for your event? Send us a message! We perform at may balls, freshers’ shows, garden parties, events and more. We can also perform for free at welfare and charity events!

What’s On

Lights, Camera, Improvisation – Easter Term Longform – Corpus Playroom

Duration: 1 hour. Dates: Wed 12 – Sat 15 June 2024. Time: 9.30pm

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Poster for Lights, Camera, Improvisation: The Improvised Making of an (also improvised) Motion Picture. The title is emblazoned on a large clapperboard, with text reading 'take 369' (the previous few takes being crossed out). Around the clapperboard is a scene of general chaos. A man is dangling perilously from the edge of the clapperboard. A man and a woman are embracing on top. In front of the board, a romance scene is being filmed in front of a green screen between a princess and an alien. In front is a boom operator holding a boom with his arm in a cast, and a director sat in an Impronauts-branded chair, sorting through papers reading 'Court Order' and 'Letter of Bankruptcy'. A car is swerving out of control towards the set. In the background, something is on fire.

Coming soon to a Playroom near you! A new blockbuster film is on the horizon. What genre is it? What’s the title? You decide!

Watch as this completely improvised movie is filmed before your eyes. And watch as it goes hilariously wrong! Between the film sets, quirky actors, stressed out directors and snarky crew all have their wacky personal dramas, leading to blockbuster disaster! Can they put aside their differences to save the film? Or will romance, rivalry and chaos drive this movie into ruin? Each night is a unique whirlwind of comedic drama, influenced by your suggestions. Get ready. Lights, camera…

Pride-prov! – Sunday 9th June – ADC bar

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The Impronauts Helmet is adorned with the pride progress flag.

It’s pride month, and the Impronauts are joining in the celebrations! Come watch us do Pride-prov: the final Quickfire of the term, but with a queer twist!

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Quickfire! – Sundays – 8pm – ADC bar

5th May: Pick up lines!
19th May: Improv-off!
9th June: Pride-prov!

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Quickfire: Rapid fire improvised comedy. "The perfect antidote to exam term!"
The quickfire shows for the term are listed against a space themed background, with the Impronauts astronaut riding a rocket.
Pick up lines 5th may
Improv-off! 19th may
Pride-prov! 9th may

Let the Impronauts entertain you with Quickfire: an hour and a half of improvised comedy, sure to set the house on fire!

Every fortnight, Cambridge’s best-loved improvised comedy troupe set the ADC Bar ablaze with a variety of hilarious scenes, games, and songs all completely made up on the spot. Each Quickfire is based on audience suggestions, so no two shows are ever the same! So get ready to ignite your humour and put our improvisers in the hot-seat with your suggestions.

No script. No rehearsals. No problem.

Duration: 90 minutes.

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Get Involved: Open Workshops

Sundays During Term. 11:00am – 1:00pm. ADC Bar, FREE!

If you would like to learn how to do Improv, brush up on your skills, or just have a bit of silly fun with us friendly folk, then you are welcome to attend our Open Workshops! It is open to all experience levels, and to all students and non-students alike. Give it a try. It’s free, and it’s fun!

From these workshops, we invite the most diligent, talented and passionate people to become Impronauts, sometimes in combination with auditions.

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 to get regular updates.


AUDITIONS CLOSED at the moment

Want to perform on stage with the Impronauts? Then please come and audition! By joining us, you get to:

  • Sign up to perform in any Impronauts show. We usually do 4 short form shows in a term, and 1 long form. Plus external shows (e.g. May Balls). So plenty of chances to get involved!
  • Impronauts members workshops, to sharpen our skills and just hang out!
  • Sign up to perform at Edinburgh Fringe. We usually perform there every August. We also aim to subsidise performers’ accommodation costs each year with the Fringe profits
  • Impronauts socials
  • Subsidised training/workshops whenever they arise
  • Sign up to join the committee and keep our beloved society running
  • Get paid for external shows, if funds allow