Welcome to Improvisation in Edinburgh

From humble beginnings in 2009, when two American improvisers arrived in Edinburgh to find no improv scene, TBC Improv has become one of the leading improvisational theatre companies in Scotland's vibrant improv comedy scene. Whether it's performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the 5-time sell-out show Absolute Improv!, hosting improv comedy performances for groups to showcase their talents, or training the next generation of improv performers with year round courses, our goal has and always will be the same: to perform, teach and share the improv comedy art-form we love so much!

our mission statement:

perform | teach | share | cultivate

the improvised comedy artform and community we love with everyone

improv shows

The best way to experience improv we feel is to see it live. Come along to see for yourself a brand new show that has never been seen before, never to be seen again.

We also take bookings for public and private events, email for performance booking to find out more today.

improv classes

Interested in learning the skills of improv? Watched Whose Line is it Anyway? and wanted to do that yourself? Or just looking for something fun and a bit different to do? TBC Improv offer courses, classes and bespoke workshops year round to meet every improv need.

We also offer corporate and school workshops, email for private workshop booking to find out more today.

The People make the improv happen

Improvised performance is a collaborative effort between many talented people, each bringng something unique to create something special. TBC Improv has been fortunate over the years to have wonderful performers and teachers help share the improv joy, including:

Check out the People Page for more details of all the people past and present who have made and continue to make TBC Improv possible.

“Skilled, agile and enthusiastic” (Broadway Baby)

Official Merch!

Want to show your support for what we do? In addition to coming to shows and attending classes, consider purchasing some of our awesome official TBC Improv merchandise, featuring a selection of new and classic designs!

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Various designs available via the "Paul Connolly Actor + Improviser" Spreadshirt store.