Past Shows

Take a look at all the past performances that have featured at The Room Above Theatre, all you need to do is click on the event to see a gallery from that night and any reviews taken from local press as well. Enjoy!

Real Positive Poles Present: After Dusk
You walk into a play but none of the actors have learned their lines, because there are none. This show hasn’t been written yet. A nightmare or a dream? Who’s to say?An improvised twist on The Twilight Zone!
Thursday 12th May 2022, 8pm
Chuck Salmon: Pool Noodles
Dive funny-bone-first into a slip&slide sketch adventure in the world’s biggest leisure centre, with hilarious lifeguards and heroic comedians Chuck Salmon: the funniest whistleblowers since Edward Snowden.
Friday 6th May, 9pm
Joseph Parsons Preview
In this work in progress hour of stand up, Joseph Parsons tells the tale of being a closeted gay sports fanatic in the West Country. He had ambitions of being a sportsman but with body confidence issues and a whole heap of other fun anxieties, ironically there were no shortage of hurdles.
Friday 13th May 2022, 8pm
Bear Hunt: The Live Recording & Fundraiser
Join Jacob Burley to fundraise for Bear Hunt - a film investigating the existence of bears in the UK. A live recording featuring stand up, spoken word, and the potential for Jacob to end up meekly describing the film in a putrid monologue, this night will be one to remem-bear. Bear with me. Bears.
The Chris Arnold Experience
How many sets of panpipes should one man own? What's the best song request a DJ can get? How can the Daily Mail help you find out if your partner is cheating on you? All these questions (and more) shall be answered throughout the course of The Chris Arnold Experience!
Friday 15th April, 7:30pm
The Lovely Boys & Sam Williams
Split bill between The Lovely Boys - a northern alternative comedy/clown double act made up of real life best friends Joe Kent-Walters and Mikey Bligh-Smith who both grew up together in rural Huddersfield. And, Sam Williams! Your Mum's favourite bleach-haired bisexual comedian.
Saturday 9th April
Stuart Goldsmith: Work In Progress
Sort of scaffolding really, but made of the poles they use for pole-vaulting. Did a WIP in 2019, world ended, still got loads, written loads more. Open-hearted, honest and *guaranteed* potentially funny.
5th April 2022, 8pm
Maus Haus: The Satire Show
Join us at The Room Above for our brand new topical, quiz, lampoon, satire, political, news-based… Scratch that: It’s MausHaus.
8.30pm, Saturday 26th March 2022
Scratch Night
The Room Above is hosting a Scratch Night! If you've got a piece that's theatre, comedy, poetry and everything in between, we want to hear from you!
Tuesday 22nd March 2022
MTB Presents: The Cabaret of Love
Valentine's Day has come late for Music Theatre Bristolas they hold their heart-warming Cabaret of Love this March! Join us for a range of show tunes of romance, love and lust as they sing their hearts out! 
9th & 10th March, 2022, 8pm
Ben Macpherson
Bonfire Man, an on-stage documentary that takes you to the blistering heat of the Nevada desert and the impossible city that rises from the dust every year. In this carousel of bizarre character comedy you’ll get to the heart of the infamous (and entirely fictional) Bonfire Man festival where you are free to express yourself for the right price. Ben Macpherson: Bonfire Man is the perfect blend of character, sketch and improv comedy that explores community and belonging.
Friday 4th March, 7:30pm
The Room Above of Love
It's Valentines, and what better way to show your romantic side than through sketch comedy. The Room Above is back with a brand new show and looking for love.
Friday 18th February 2022
Eva Bindeman & Fella: WIP
Eva Bindeman & Fella bring their work in progress performances to The Room Above!
Tuesday 8th February 2022, 8pm
The Room Above of Cheer
After two sell out shows and a **** review The Room Above is back with another internal scripted comedy sketch show! Be sure not too miss The Room Above of Cheer!
Friday 10th December 2021, 8pm
Spotlights Presents: WriteBear
From musicals about musicals, to intimate monologues, to slightly more than off metaphors about curry, it'll be worth the trek through the cold to the "intimate" (stuffy but make it cute) theatre space above a pub!
11th & 12th December 2021, 8pm
Three Little Pigs by Owl On The Roof
Rent is going up. The three little pigs and little red riding hood can no longer afford their houses. In fact, it's not just them, all of Bristol can't find somewhere affordable to live - all thanks to their landlord, the greedy Emperor.
Saturday 18th December 2021
This Is NOT Your Life: The Improvised Chat Show
Watch as the host of the UK's biggest chat show, Graham Horton Hears-A-Who, interviews your favourite fake celebrity about their life story of how they conquered their industry! Which industry? You Decide!
Saturday 27th November 2021
Eden's Mouth
Written and Directed by Jonathan R. Parsonage. Presented by Circle Theatre 'I look out at the garden. Concrete slab. I look up at the sky. Concrete clouds. It’s time'
17th & 18th November 2021, 8pm
Last Day on Earth
Stalwarts of the Bristol Longform Improv scene Last Day on Earth present a night packed with brilliant improvised sketch comedy.
Friday 5th November 2021, 8pm
The Room Above of Horrors
The Room Above of Horrors showcases a selection of horrifically funny sketches... what could possibly go wrong? Follow to see photos and our review!
Friday 29th & Saturday 30th October, 8pm
Liam Pickford: Skrike
Skrike is a Northern word and Pickford is a Northern man. He will be a northern man for 50ish minutes. If cerebral wallowings and jokes that cause the author visible shame are you bag, then this is the show for you.
Friday 22nd October 2021, 8pm
Stu and Burt
Stuart Goldsmith is an internationally award-winning comedian, writer, podcaster and host. Burt Williamson presents an hour-in-progress stand-up show fresh off a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe
Saturday 16th October 2021
Ted Milligan: Ted Talks
Former President of the Bristol Revunions and current holder of no world records “Ted Milligan” (Ed Fringe Review) has something to say. But after really getting to know himself in lockdown, he’s realised he’s not the best person to say it. Instead he's going to use characters, sketches and songs (yes songs) to say it. 
28th August 2021
Alex Kitson: You Can Call Me Al
Alex Kitson is an " clever" (BBC Radio Bristol) award-nominated stand-up comedian and writer. In this hotly expected first hour, Kitson tackles the major issues, from Febreze (Fresh Laundry Flavour) to Horses (general). He has moved from Devon to Bristol, back to Devon, then back again, to Devon once more and then finally he’s back in Bristol. He knows a lot more about the world now (and the M5), but has he become a better person along the way?
27th August 2021
Waiting For Hamlet
Set before the tragedy of Hamlet begins, Waiting for Hamlet places the Old King in the afterlife with his jester, Yorick. Locked down in limbo, the King wants to go back and right wrongs, but there’s a problem, he wants to right the wrong wrongs. And the only thing that can stop the old fool is the old Fool, Yorick.
20th & 21st July 2021
Bristol Improv Presents: Dynamite!
We're back for our first and last Dynamite! of the year. Featuring 3 of Bristol's funniest stand ups and Improv with a murder mystery twist. Expect drinks, laughs and murder.
27th June 2021, 8pm
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