Events

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.

5-Weeks
Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are requiring all class participants to be vaccinated.

ComedySportz 8/27 8:00pm

ComedySportz 8/27 8:00pm
$15 online*/$16 at the door if not sold out
$12 Children 12 years old and under
All Ages

Two teams face off for laughter, applause, and points in this competitive show. A referee interacts with the fans and even uses the occasional audience volunteer! This show is all-ages, great for date nights, parties, and the family. Created in 1984, CSz is known all over the world and has inspired television shows like Whose Line? & Wild’n Out, and has run in Columbus since 2017. (All Ages permitted, The Nest’s only “for everyone” show)

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are requiring all audience members to provide proof of vaccination. Masks are optional. This will be the case until vaccination rates increase and COVID rates decrease.

This will be LIVE at our new location
2643 N High St

*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 6:00pm. If it is after 6:00pm 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!

Commando 8/26 8:00pm

Commando 8/26 8:00pm
$13 online*/ $14 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 for Commando: Where’s Jim?!

Where's Jim?

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are requiring all audience members to provide proof of vaccination. Masks are optional. This will be the case until vaccination rates increase and COVID rates decrease.

This will be LIVE at our new location
2643 N High St

*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 6:00pm. If it is after 6:00pm 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!

Longform Triple Dip 8/20 8:00pm

Longform Triple Dip 8/20 8:00pm
$13 online*/ $14 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

THREE Nest Indie Teams in ONE night! Each with their own signature form.

Tonight’s Indie Teams are: Corporation, Sad Pizza Party and Sorry We’re Sorry!

Sorry We're Sorry

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are requiring all audience members to provide proof of vaccination. Masks are optional. This will be the case until vaccination rates increase and COVID rates decrease.

This will be LIVE at our new location
2643 N High St

*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 6:00pm. If it is after 6:00pm 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!

Storyteller Improv 8/19 8:00pm

Storyteller Improv 8/19 8:00pm
$14 online*/ $15 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!

Opening for Storyteller will be Hive!

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.

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are requiring all audience members to provide proof of vaccination. Masks are optional. This will be the case until vaccination rates increase and COVID rates decrease.

This will be LIVE at our new location
2643 N High St

*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 6:00pm. If it is after 6:00pm 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!

ComedySportz 8/13 8:00pm

ComedySportz 8/13 8:00pm
$15 online*/$16 at the door if not sold out
$12 Children 12 years old and under
All Ages

Two teams face off for laughter, applause, and points in this competitive show. A referee interacts with the fans and even uses the occasional audience volunteer! This show is all-ages, great for date nights, parties, and the family. Created in 1984, CSz is known all over the world and has inspired television shows like Whose Line? & Wild’n Out, and has run in Columbus since 2017. (All Ages permitted, The Nest’s only “for everyone” show)

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are requiring all audience members to provide proof of vaccination. Masks are optional. This will be the case until vaccination rates increase and COVID rates decrease.

This will be LIVE at our new location
2643 N High St

*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 6:00pm. If it is after 6:00pm 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!

Troika Improv Contest FINALS 8/12 9:30pm

Troika Improv Contest FINALS 8/12 9:30pm
$12 online*/ $13 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

Created by our friends in Philly, the Nest begins Troika CBus! Trios of randomly assigned Nest performers/students face off in this fun competitive show! Three teams a night, one winning team advances to the finals. (Ages 16+up permitted)
Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are requiring all audience members to provide proof of vaccination. Masks are optional. This will be the case until vaccination rates increase and COVID rates decrease.

This will be LIVE at our new location
2643 N High St

*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 6:00pm. If it is after 6:00pm 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!

Anonymous 8/12 8:00pm

Anonymous 8/12 8:00pm
$15 online*/$16 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

Your secrets…our show! Anonymous takes true, pre-written, anonymous personal stories submitted from our cast & guests, then those stories lead to conversation and comedic improvisation done by the cast. Randomly drawn from the big board, the cast has seen none of the stories prior to the conversations or improvisation – unless it’s (dramatic pause)… their own.

For improv connoisseurs, it’s a slice of hit shows Storyteller/Living Room, part ComedySportz Blind Date, and part “Mortified”; For those just looking for a great time – This show promises something for everyone.

Cast: Nathan Berg, Tara DeFrancisco, Andrew Johnson, Leny Matos, Bryan Murphy, Ella Palardi, Kit Parsons, Carolyn Pierre-Louis, David Price, Rance Rizzutto, and Michael Tonovitz

Opening for Anonymous tonight: Stand-Up Comedy!

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are requiring all audience members to provide proof of vaccination. Masks are optional. This will be the case until vaccination rates increase and COVID rates decrease.

This will be LIVE at our new location
2643 N High St

*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 6:00pm. If it is after 6:00pm 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!

Stand-Up Showcase 8/11 7:00pm

Stand-Up Showcase 8/11 7:00pm
Tickets $8*
Ages 16+

Performers who have taken our recent Stand-Up Clinic present their most recent material. Come on out. Support. Enjoy!

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are requiring all audience members to provide proof of vaccination. Masks are optional. This will be the case until vaccination rates increase and COVID rates decrease.

This will be LIVE at our new location
2643 N High St

*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 6:00pm. 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!

Musical Improv 8/6 8:00pm

Musical Improv 8/6 8:00pm
Tickets $10*
Ages 16+

Our actors take your suggestions and turn them instantly into songs!

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are requiring all audience members to provide proof of vaccination. Masks are optional. This will be the case until vaccination rates increase and COVID rates decrease.

This will be LIVE at our new location
2643 N High St

*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 6:00pm. 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!