Events

Level 3 Class – Tuesdays

Level 3 digs deep into scene work. The relationship between the characters on stage is the most important part of the scene. Get ready to focus on two-person scenes and explore multiple ways to lock into the heart of things.

5-Weeks
Pre-requisite: Level Two
Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm
Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1

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

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
Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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

Comedian Ben Palmer 12/4 8:30pm

Comedian Ben Palmer 12/4 8:30pm
$20 online/at the door
Ages 16+

Ben Palmer (PalmerTrolls) brings his comedy show to The Nest Theatre. The show features his trolling of hateful trolls on corporate Facebook pages, posing as a city government to air sarcastic gripes about bureaucracy, making up fake cases to get on court TV, and pretending to be a journalist to get reactions from billionaire CEO’s and unethical multilevel marketing companies. He has an active following on TikTok, where he presents his trolling to 2.1 million followers. His live show is a presentation of his best material that he has honed over the years.

Opening for Ben Palmer will be Big Chevy. Big Chevy hails from the rubber city of Akron, Ohio. His stories about the streets of Akron and raw experiences about living with cerebral palsy leave audiences busting a gut. He is known around the country for telling jokes and cashing checks.

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are are following CDC and local government recommendations and requiring all audience members to be masked while in the theatre. We are also requiring vaccinations for everyone in the Theatre. 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!

*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 11/27 8pm

ComedySportz 11/27 8pm
$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 are following CDC and local government recommendations and requiring all audience members to be masked while in the theatre. We are also requiring vaccinations for everyone in the Theatre. 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!

That Game Show! 11/26 9:30pm

That Game Show! 11/26 9:30pm
$10 online*/$12 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

That Game Show! Hosted by Alex and Adam!

That Game Show brings together a collection of improvisers from The Nest Theatre, and throws them into the unknown as they compete to win That Game Show!

Come cheer on your favorite!

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are are following CDC and local government recommendations and requiring all audience members to be masked while in the theatre. We are also requiring vaccinations for everyone in the Theatre. 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!

HERE the Musical & Storyteller 11/26 8pm

HERE the Musical & Storyteller 11/26 8pm
$15 online*/$16 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

HERE the Musical is a feat of improvisation – a two person, fully improvised musical play. In HERE the Musical, the players get one suggestion to inspire theme through an opening number, create characters and storylines inspired by the theme, and effortlessly weave the strings together to discover one piece. Not one ounce of music has been pre-conceived before the show begins. Music improvised by David Schmoll!

THIS IS DAVID SCHMOLL’S LAST SHOW!! 🙁 🙁 🙁

Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto began touring this show well before moving to Columbus to start The Nest Theatre. They have toured this show to 80+ cities in 24+ countries! Bring your friends out to experience HERE for yourself.

Opening for HERE will be Storyteller!

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are are following CDC and local government recommendations and requiring all audience members to be masked while in the theatre. We are also requiring vaccinations for everyone in the Theatre. 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!

CAGEMATCH Improv FINAL 11/19 9:30pm

CAGEMATCH Improv FINAL 11/19 9:30pm
*$14 online/$15 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+ Only

CAGEMATCH is BACK at The Nest! If you were there at our start, you witnessed the indy team ROT as they tore through the competition!

Two indie teams enter, One team leaves; the audience votes. A format popularized at iO Chicago and UCB Theatres, now the Rumble is On in Columbus.

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are are following CDC and local government recommendations and requiring all audience members to be masked while in the theatre. We are also requiring vaccinations for everyone in the Theatre. 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!

defrancisCo & Round Robin 11/19 8pm

defrancisCo & Round Robin 11/19 8pm
*$10 online/$12 at the door
Ages 16+ Only

CHICAGO CLASSIC IN CBUS, ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Chicago and globally touring veteran Tara DeFrancisco pulls one person at random out of the audience to perform a fully improvised set. The “Co” is the star. Running from 2011-2016 each week at iO Chicago, and now brought to tour to US places like Detroit Improv Festival, Improv Festivus in Virginia, The Improv Retreat in Wisconsin, and internationally to Germany, Poland, and London – defrancisCo is hailed as a bohemian progressive show in our artform. Chicago Tribune called the show a “cult-hit” and “not to be missed”; This show is proof that improvisational tenets can do more than create dynamic inspirational shows – they can make magic happen between two humans. Come be a part of the feel-good feat that is defrancisCo.

Additionally, after the 30 minute defrancisCo, Tara and her friends run Round Robin – More Improvisors will be pulling more folks from the audience to do scenes, moment to moment, with each of them. Not to be missed!

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are are following CDC and local government recommendations and requiring all audience members to be masked while in the theatre. We are also requiring vaccinations for everyone in the Theatre. 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!

CAGEMATCH Improv 11/12 9:30pm

CAGEMATCH Improv 11/12 9:30pm
*$12 online/$13 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+ Only

CAGEMATCH is BACK at The Nest! If you were there at our start, you witnessed the indy team ROT as they tore through the competition!

Two indie teams enter, One team leaves; the audience votes. A format popularized at iO Chicago and UCB Theatres, now the Rumble is On in Columbus.

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are are following CDC and local government recommendations and requiring all audience members to be masked while in the theatre. We are also requiring vaccinations for everyone in the Theatre. 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 11/12 8pm

ComedySportz 11/12 8pm
$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 are following CDC and local government recommendations and requiring all audience members to be masked while in the theatre. We are also requiring vaccinations for everyone in the Theatre. 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!