Events

Commando Improv (and more!) 5/24 8:00pm

Commando 5/24
730 doors & drinks / 8pm show
$15 online*/ $20 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

Commando takes a suggestions from the audience for each and every scene! Come out and get ready to shout them out!

Opening teams: Hive!

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:30pm. If it is after 6:30pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Improv Wars Gold Rush 5/24 930pm show

Improv Wars Gold Rush 5/24 9:30pm (doors at 915pm)
$13 online*/ $18 at the door if not sold out / Ages 16+ only
***Independent Show curated by Joel Savage, Ross Theisen, and Bridjet Mendy***

Improv Wars pits improv teams against each other for one night only per season – in combat for the amusement of folks around Ohio. Friday May 24th will mark the debut of a NEW Era. Two Teams battle for the IW Championship in “GOLD RUSH” – crowning IW’s first champions in years.

Who will win? Only one way to find out. Buy your Tickets NOW!

 

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location – entrance off rear parking lot.
*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:30pm. If it is after 6:30pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out. Sold out? Take a look at our regular upcoming shows!

Musical Mash-Up 5/25 8:00pm

Musical Mash-Up 5/25 8:00pm
$14 online*/ $18 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

Musical Mash-Up takes a suggestion from the audience for each and every scene! Your suggestion inspires a scene that inevitably turns into an improvised song! Come out and get ready to shout them out!

Opening for Musical Mash-Up will be: Kris & Dodie!

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:45pm. If it is after 7pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

NEW! Level 2 Class – Wednesdays

In Level 2, we will begin using the idea of group play. Whether it is via shortform games (playing with pattern, heightening, pouncing on the fun), longform openings (group work, exploration of one theme together), or scenes (game of the scene), we will understand the importance of utilizing our power together and play with rather than against. Character work, both by mirroring and complementing, is also pushed in this level.

IMPORTANT: Attending the first class is mandatory. See our Refund Policy for details.

5-Weeks
Pre-requisite: Level 1 at The Nest
Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm
May 29, Jun 5, 12, 19, 26

The Nest is a registered Safe/Brave Space in the state of Ohio and we amplify underserved people in the arts, including BIPOC, LGBTIQ, PwD, those over 65, and Veterans.

Level 1 Class – Mondays

Welcome to the formal program of improvisational training! Whether you want to perform, be better at team work or presentation for your job, or just be more engaged with your friends and family, this is the place to start!

In this course, we’ll jump into the beautiful world of “Yes, And” and study beginning fundamentals like basic games and the advantages of collaborative group work. We’ll enjoy exercises, talk basic theory, dive into basic scenework, push through object & environment, and establish the importance of relationship and truth onstage – and have an incredible amount of fun, getting away with pretending as adults.

IMPORTANT: Attending the first class is mandatory. See our Refund Policy for details.

5-Weeks
Instructors: Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto
Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm
Jun 3, 10, 17, 24, Jul 1

The Nest is a registered Safe/Brave Space in the state of Ohio and we amplify underserved people in the arts, including BIPOC, LGBTIQ, PwD, those over 65, and Veterans.

The Shortform Course @ The Nest!

Always wanted to learn and perform a shortform comedy show like Whose Line, ComedySportz, and Wild’n Out? Here’s your chance! The Nest is now holding a shortform intensive for Nestie students! Shortform is celebrated all over the world and massively popular in Canada, Europe, and Australia for its playful energy and engagement with the audience. Like all other forms of improv, it boosts awareness, joy, and especially confidence/bold choices in faster-pacing shows. In addition, the designers of our Core Curriculum (focusing on scenework and relationship alongside savvy moves) are also 20+ year shortform performers and directors, and their crew will teach you not just the Games, but the ways to do a good scene with game on top. 4 weeks of class Mondays 7-830pm, Show tba Weds/Thursday 730pm for friends, fam, and general public in our mainstage. We’re excited to do this again – a bootcamp for Nesties to make bold moves and have another skillset in their toolbelt!

IMPORTANT: Attending the first class is mandatory. See our Refund Policy for details.

 

4-Weeks AND a class show!
Instructors: tba / Program design AD team Tara D. & Rance R.
Mondays from 7-830pm June 3, 10, 17, 24
Show Weds 26 or Thurs 27 tba – +1 comp ticket included for a loved one to attend your show!
Pre-requisite: must have completed Nest Core Curric 3 and also open to grads/performers
Cost: $150

The Nest is a registered Safe/Brave Space in the state of Ohio and we amplify underserved people in the arts, including BIPOC, LGBTIQ, PwD, those over 65, and Veterans. Are you in this group and need financial assistance? Reach out about our no-paperwork coupons for those in these groups OR contact us to learn about interning. 

Level 4 Class – Tuesdays

Time to put all that prior work into practice. You’ll learn how to take all of the elements you’ve learned in Level 1 through 3 and combine them into performance. Rather than covering up our lousy scenework with a complex format, we’ll push our good scenework as to not get lost inside the construct of specific forms.

Not only that, but this level culminates in a Student Show!

IMPORTANT: Attending the first class is mandatory. See our Refund Policy for details.

5-Weeks
Pre-requisite: Level Three, Teacher Approval
Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm
Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 Jul 2

The Nest is a registered Safe/Brave Space in the state of Ohio and we amplify underserved people in the arts, including BIPOC, LGBTIQ, PwD, those over 65, and Veterans.

Stand-Up Surprise 6/6 7:30pm

Stand-Up Surprise 6/6 7:30pm
Tickets $12* (or $1 if you are a comic entering the lotto)
Ages 16+

Part Stand-Up, part open mic, all FUN!

This stand-up show features scheduled comedians AND a SURPRISE lottery draw of other attending comics hoping to get a few minutes to test their material in front of a crowd!

**COMICS!** If you want to be put in the pool for the random slot, purchase the COMICS ONLY ticket. This will put you on the list AND you must pre-buy to get on the list. One ticket per person per order.

Come on out. Support. Enjoy!

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location

The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Looking to learn stand-up comedy the Nest way? We build off principles learned in our Level 1 Improv Class. Once you’ve completed Level 1 you will have met the prerequisite of our seasonal stand-up class! Sign up for Level 1 and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:00pm. If it is after 6:00pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Storyteller Improv 6/7 8:00pm

Storyteller Improv 6/7 8:00pm
$14 online*/ $20 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

The Storyteller Improv show is fun-filled with your suggestions inspiring TRUE stories from the cast. The improvisers then do scenes inspired by the stories! Always fun!

Storyteller is one of the oldest teams at The Nest Theatre. This team is formed from Columbus improv veterans who are among our first students at The Nest. Therefore, they exemplify the improv style brought to the city by The Nest Theatre owners.

Opening for Storyteller will be: Askew!

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:30pm. If it is after 6:30pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

The Rumble – Shortform Improv 6/8 8:00pm

The Rumble – Shortform Improv 6/8 8:00pm
$15 online*/ $20 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

A cast of hilarious players in a Battle Royale of comedy games!

This show is great for date nights, parties, coworkers, families, and those craving a little competition. Shortform improvisation has been popularized by shows like Whose Line? & Wild’n Out, and we bring our twist to you! Fast paced, playful, interactive, and funny – you’ll get to see our players weave through games fueled by your suggestions before ultimately reaching the elimination rounds to ultimately decide the night’s winner!

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:30pm. If it is after 6:30pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!