Welcome to The Room Above Theatre

The Room Above Theatre is a wonderful intimate Black Box venue in the heart of Bristol City Centre. Located above The White Bear Pub at the top of St. Michael's Hill, The Room Above is quickly gaining the reputation as one of the most exciting venues in the South-West. Producing a vast range of internal comedy work featuring sketches comedy, improv, stand up and new writing. The Room Above also programmes some of the best upcoming comedy and touring fringe work the UK has to offer. One of our most important values is being an accessible venue to all - so come on down to The Room Above for a few drinks and the best acts that the UK comedy and fringe scene has to offer!

White Bear Comedy Club: New Material Night
The White Bear Comedy Club is starting up a new material night, hosted by Harry Allmark and Alex Stevens that will be running every Wednesday night at The Room Above Theatre. Whether you're an experienced comic wanting to try out new material or a newcomer looking to start out in front of a friendly crowd, we want to create a space for everyone, regardless of experience.
Every Wednesday Night Starting from 9th Feb 2022
Free tickets - donations welcome
Vittorio Angelone: Translations (WIP)
A show that is very nearly there. Just putting the final pieces together before the Fringe.
23rd June 2022, 8pm
£5-£8 Tickets
Carly Ann Filbin: Tears of a Blonde
An hour of stories with Carly Ann Filbin. Join New York’s only blonde comedian as she spills secrets and shares stories of heartbreak, heartburn and that one weird thing she did on a rollercoaster. You’ll laugh, she’ll cry, and we’ll all get drunk and kiss. Wait, what?
June 24th 8pm
£9 Tickets
Bristol Improv Presents: Dynamite!
Dynamite is back!  This long time traditional show featuring the very best of University of Bristol's comedic talent!
8pm, Tuesday 28th June 2022
Free Tickets
Jazz Police Improv
Jazz Police are back, performing high-energy improv comedy on their home turf!
8pm, Thursday 30th June 2022
£5 Tickets
White Bear Comedy Club
Hosted by Alex Kitson, The White Bear Comedy Club is a weekly event featuring the best comedic talent across the whole South-West. The line up features a fantastic mixture of comedians and is surely one you wouldn't want to miss!
Every other Saturday (1st & 3rd of the month)
£10 Tickets
Real Positive Poles: After Dusk with Beansville support
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 7th July 2022, 8pm
£8 Tickets
Bristol Improv Present: The Clown or The Fool
Improvise your success! Together with the clownish improvisors from the University of Bristol Improv Society
7.30pm | 8th July 2022
£4 Tickets - Double Bill Discount Available
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!
9pm | 8th July 2022
£5 Tickets | Double Bill Discount Available
Chelsea Birkby: No More Mr Nice Chelsea
The debut stand-up hour from "rising star" (Ox in a Box), "one to watch" (Funny Women) and multi-competition finalist: No More Mr Nice Chelsea Exploring what it is to be ‘nice’ and when it’s time to stop
7.30pm | 9th July 2022
£5 Tickets (deals available)
Lanessa Long: The Lanessa Long Show
Through songs, stand-up and stripping, Lanessa creates a world where we can feel happy to explore life’s playful side.
9pm | 9th July 2022
£5 Tickets
Dumbelles
Jessie Nixon, Dani Johns & Millie Haswell present their Edinburgh show DUMBELLES. An charming and silly hour of stand up comedy featuring three young women trying to work out what the hell is going on.
Tuesday 19th July 2022
£5 Tickets
The Lovely Boys/Hot Boys Edinburgh Fringe Previews
Hey there Bristol!! Do you like boys?? Even just a little bit?? Well worry, not as we present to you the absolute pinnacle of “Boy Fever”
July 21st 2022, 8pm
Tickets £5-£7
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 22nd July 2022, 9pm
£7 Tickets, £5 Concession
Got Legs: Sketch Comedy
Got Legs are the resident sketch troupe at renowned Bristol black box theatre - The Room Above. The group blend absurdist humour with riotous realism in strong, character driven comedy that leaves little wanted.
Saturday 23rd July, 8pm
Tickets £5-£7
Suchandrika Chakrabarti: I Miss Amy Winehouse
It’s 11 years since Amy Winehouse died. Suchandrika is a fan who partied the 2000s away in Camden, but never got to meet her musical hero. She’ll take you back in time to put that right. Brush up on your favourite Amy Winehouse trivia because there will be quizzes!
July 26th 2022, 8pm
Tickets £4-£5
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