Events

Improv4Kids Summer Camp: Age 14-18

Improv4kids Summer Camp

Ages 14-18

June 22-26
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm (9:45am drop off; Lunch 12:30-1)
Orientation Monday morning, June 22nd (10am – 15 minutes with one guardian present)
Show Friday at 2:30pm for friends & guardians

$300

Do you know a funny kid just itching to get on stage? Loves playing? Creative thinker? Lots of energy? Smart, thoughtful, kind? Do you want that child to thrive by learning collaboration and feeling joy by co-creating with others? Improvisation is the way! Welcome to The Nest Theatre’s Summer Camp, a one-week experience for kids 14-18 to try improv and play their hearts out. These same skills will be used in the ComedySportz High School League, running during the school year.

All kinds of people do improvisation; The benefits are multiple in the regular world – both for the extroverts that are seeking focus and sharpness, and the witty introverts that just need a little encouragement towards confident behavior. At the Nest, we truly believe if all teenagers had an improv class in formative years, the world would be a better place. Our teachers are licensed and education-based. Our ethos is about fun and inclusion. Come play with us and see for yourself the change and joy this art form can bring!

Come play with us and see for yourself the change and joy this artform can bring!

ENROLLMENT:
Improv4Kids Teen Camp
Grades 9th-12th
(Must be 14-17+ to enroll)

The week includes:

  • 5 days of camp playing classic theatre games (designed for children and now used as a performance tool) each day!
  • Training with bonded counselors
  • Joining others their age in the Columbus area interested in comedy and theatre at the ONLY dedicated space for improvisation and education!
  • Meeting professional performers on Day One who tour globally doing improvisation for a living!
  • Learning ComedySportz shortform improvisational games, taught by the counselor!
  • 30-minute orientation for camper & guardian to kickoff the week
  • 2 free passes to ComedySportz weekend before or after camp ($28)
  • Camp swag tshirt to be worn in performance/to keep ($20)
  • Free entry to guardian and friends for class show 230pm Friday, June 26!

Improv4Kids Summer Camp: Age 10-13

Improv4kids Summer Camp

Ages 10-13

June 22-26
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm (9:45am drop off; Lunch 12:30-1)
Orientation Monday morning, June 22nd (10am – 15 minutes with one guardian present)
Show Friday at 2:30pm for friends & guardians

$300

Do you know a funny kid just itching to get on stage? Loves playing? Creative thinker? Lots of energy? Smart, thoughtful, kind? Do you want that child to thrive by learning collaboration and feeling joy by co-creating with others? Improvisation is the way! Welcome to The Nest Theatre’s Summer Camp, a one-week experience for kids 11-16 to try improv and play their hearts out.

All kinds of people do improvisation; The benefits are multiple in the regular world – both for the extroverts that are seeking focus and sharpness, and the witty introverts that just need a little encouragement towards confident behavior. At The Nest, we truly believe if all kids had an improv class in formative years, the world would be a better place. Our teachers are licensed and education-based. Our ethos is about fun and inclusion. Come play with us and see for yourself the change and joy this art form can bring!

Come play with us and see for yourself the change and joy this artform can bring!

ENROLLMENT:
Improv4Kids Youth Camp
Grades 6th, 7th, 8th
(Must be 10-13 to enroll)

The week includes:

  • 5 days of camp playing classic theatre games (designed for children and now used as a performance tool) each day!
  • Training with bonded counselors
  • Joining others their age in the Columbus area interested in comedy and theatre at the ONLY dedicated space for improvisation and education!
  • Meeting professional performers on Day One who tour globally doing improvisation for a living!
  • 30-minute orientation for camper & guardian to kickoff the week
  • 2 free passes to ComedySportz weekend before or after camp ($28)
  • Camp swag tshirt to be worn in performance/to keep ($20)
  • Free entry to guardian and friends for class show 230pm Friday, June 26!

 

 

The Nestival Sat 4/25 10pm: FCC, Kentucky Bill

The Nest Theatre is proud to present The Nestival, a festival celebrating all disciplines of our artform – improv (long, short, medium, dramatic, comedic, musical, and experimental), sketch comedy, live lit, and experimental theatre – right in Columbus!

April 25th 10pm $10 online*/$12 at the door
FCC (CBus)
Kentucky Bill (Louisville, KY)

*If it is after 4:30pm 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 Nestival 4/25 8:30pm: HERE, the (improvised) Musical, Nightmoose

The Nest Theatre is proud to present The Nestival, a festival celebrating all disciplines of our artform – improv (long, short, medium, dramatic, comedic, musical, and experimental), sketch comedy, live lit, and experimental theatre – right in Columbus!

April 25th 8:30pm $12 online*/$14 at the door
Nightmoose – Aurora, IL (longform)
HERE, the (improvised) Musical – Chicago, IL / CBus, OH

*If it is after 4:30pm 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 Nestival Sat 4/25 7pm: Finch, Affirmed, RSVP Improv

The Nest Theatre is proud to present The Nestival, a festival celebrating all disciplines of our artform – improv (long, short, medium, dramatic, comedic, musical, and experimental), sketch comedy, live lit, and experimental theatre – right in Columbus!

April 25th 7pm $12 online*/$14 at the door
(645pm doors)
Finch – CBus (longform)
Affirmed – Chicago/Los Angeles (duo longform)
RSVP Improv – Cleveland, OH (longform)

*If it is after 4:30pm 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 Nestival Sat 4/25 6pm: ComedySportz CBus all-star match!

The Nest Theatre is proud to present The Nestival, a festival celebrating all disciplines of our artform – improv (long, short, medium, dramatic, comedic, musical, and experimental), sketch comedy, live lit, and experimental theatre – right in Columbus!

April 25th 6pm $8/$10
(530pm doors)
ComedySportz CBus players do a 45 minute exhibition match – no competition – all games, lots of audience interaction, all fun! Great for all ages, this short version of our show is a lovely sampler-size taste of all that CSz joy in one act.

*If it is after 4:30pm 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 Nestival Sat 4/24 930pm: Chicago Magician John Sturk!

The Nest Theatre is proud to present The Nestival, a festival celebrating all disciplines of our artform – improv (long, short, medium, dramatic, comedic, musical, and experimental), sketch comedy, live lit, and experimental theatre – right in Columbus!

April 24th 930pm $12 online*/$14 at the door
(915pm doors)
John Sturk is a professional musician from Chicago, IL! His magic act tours to various cities, but he is best known for curating the Chicago Magic Lounge. Come see his interactive and fun act that will involve you, the audience!

*If it is after 5:30pm 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 Nestival Sat 4/24 8pm: Yes Ma’am, ANONYMOUS: Your Secrets, Our Show

The Nest Theatre is proud to present The Nestival, a festival celebrating all disciplines of our artform – improv (long, short, medium, dramatic, comedic, musical, and experimental), sketch comedy, live lit, and experimental theatre – right in Columbus!

April 24th 8pm $12 online*/$14 at the door
(745pm doors)
Yes Ma’am – Madison, WI (longform)
ANONYMOUS: Your Secrets, Our Show – CBus (specialized longform)

*If it is after 5:30pm 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 Nestival 4/24 7pm: Smart Babies, Monkey Business Institute

The Nest Theatre is proud to present The Nestival, a festival celebrating all disciplines of our artform – improv (long, short, medium, dramatic, comedic, musical, and experimental), sketch comedy, live lit, and experimental theatre – right in Columbus!

April 24th 7pm (tix $10 pre-sale/$12 door)
(doors 645pm)
Smart Babies – CBus (mediumform)

MBI – Madison, WI (longform)

*If it is after 5:30pm 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 Nestival 4/23 7pm: Prom Queens, Childs, Storyteller Improv

The Nest Theatre is proud to present The Nestival, a festival celebrating all disciplines of our artform – improv (long, short, medium, dramatic, comedic, musical, and experimental), sketch comedy, live lit, and experimental theatre – right in Columbus!

April 23rd 7pm (tix $10 pre-sale/$12 door)
(doors 630pm)
Prom Queens – CBus (longform)
Ross Childs – Chicago, IL (guitar)
Storyteller – CBus (longform & storytelling)

*If it is after 5:30pm 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!