Baron Sternlook create one-off musicals and short music-based scenes, lead by James Lovelock (Showstopper, Music Box).  They perform regularly in the city centre. [Read the reviews here & here.]

Box Of Frogs is Birmingham’s premiere impro group, founded and run by Jon Trevor.  They perform regularly in the Jewellery Quarter and at the Glee Club. [Reviews here & here.]

Fat Penguin are Birmingham’s home for Chicago-style improvised comedy.  They put on free shows in and around Moseley most weeks of the year. [Reviews here & here.]

Foghorn Unscripted is a Birmingham based narrative improv company covering Dickens, murder mysteries and more.  [Review here.]

The Improlectuals are an improv supergroup with performers taken from many other Midlands groups.  They perfrom regularly at various venues across the Midlands. [Review here.]

Jumprov are the UK’s freshest improv theatre company & Britain’s only BAME group.  Founded by Sunny Dhap, made up of David, Jade, Chantal, Adaya, Jay & Marius. [Reviews here & here.]

The Kneejerks shows are a mix of comedy and theatre, generating a mix of laughter and emotion.  They perform regularly in central Birmingham. [Review here.]

LoveHard create stories, songs, routines, musings, tragedies, horrors, films, pilots, feelings, pitches, harmonies and jokes. [Reviews herehere.]

Off Broad Street create scenes, songs, music and dance for one-off performances of musical theatre.

OK Stop shows are fast-paced, interactive and unpredictable as they perform a whole movie based on an audience suggestion.

SquidHeart is a comedy show which uses a single word from the audience to create an entire world of hilarious characters and compelling stories. [Review here.]

Watch This enjoy both short-form and long-form shows, performed by members of the University of Birmingham Improv Society. [Reviews here & here.]


MissImp are Nottingham’s top improvised comedy theatre group and perform across the East Midlands several times a month. [Reviews here & here.]

NICE are the Nottingham Improv Comedy Experience, promoting the art form at special events throughout the year.

The Red Herrings is formed from members of the University of Nottingham Improv Society.

Rhymes Against Humanity are the Midland’s favourite musical improv troupe creating musical mayhem on the spot using audience suggestions. [Reviews here & here.]

The Vortex are the Midland’s first all-female improv troupe who perform the world famous “Harold” to explore single word suggestions from the audience.

The Vox Pops create fast paced, emotionally grounded comedy out of true stories told by the audience.


The Same Faces are an improvised comedy group with regular performers Tom Young, Allan Smith and Dave Gotheridge.  Monthly shows in Leicester and Northampton. [Reviews here & here.]

Tiny Stories aim is to entertain while showing just how much we all miss in our average day to day life by focusing on the small moments.


Coventry Improv is made up from a wide range of performers with varying backgrounds, combining their talents to play classic improv games. [Review here.]

The Improv Musical are a group of musical actors which can turn any scenario into a fully formed musical.  [Review here.]

WITS is the Warwick Improvised Theatre Society, made up of students from the University of Warwick.  [Review here.]


Have I missed something?  Get in touch and let me know.                                    @MidlandsImprov


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