Events

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!

Alphabet Mafia Improv 6/13 7:30pm

Alphabet Mafia Improv 6/13 7:30pm
$13 online*/ $18 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

Celebrating being everything. Alphabet Mafia!

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!

KISMET – immersive theatre + experiential art (BATCH 3!) – 6/14 8pm

KISMET – Immersive Theatre + Experiential Art 6/14 8pm
Doors + Drinks begin at 7:30pm / Show starts at 8pm
$16 online*/ $20 at the door if not sold out

Ages 16+ only

Part scripted, part improvisation. Part drama, part comedy. All punk as hell.
A late night show that feels more like a collective; The cast of Kismet has scripted the pieces for the evening. YOU choose the order, the rest is Kismet.

Batch 1) 2/17, 2/24, 3/2 – 18 original pieces
Batch 2/ 3/30 shows with 12 new pieces of 18.
Batch 3) 6/14 shows 8 new additional pieces of 18 (no pieces from Batch 1 remain in this run!)

Kismet cast is Hilary Buchanan, Melissa Curley, Tara DeFrancisco, Bryan Murphy, Rance Rizzutto, Cady Roess, Matt Schwartz, and Alexx Stanton.
This will be LIVE at the new BIRDHOUSE Stage + Speakeasy in the Nest art complex –
2649 N High St location! Entrance is off the back parking lot. The Birdhouse is up one flight of stairs.
We strongly recommend arriving just after doors open between 8-820pm to this show to choose your seat.

*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!
*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!
*Kismet’s charity of the month is Kaleidoscope Youth Center
*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!

KISMET – immersive theatre + experiential art (BATCH 3!) – 6/14 9:30pm

KISMET – Immersive Theatre + Experiential Art 6/14 9:30pm
Doors + Drinks begin at 9:15pm / Show starts at 9:30pm
$16 online*/ $20 at the door if not sold out

Ages 16+ only

Part scripted, part improvisation. Part drama, part comedy. All punk as hell.
A late night show that feels more like a collective; The cast of Kismet has scripted the pieces for the evening. YOU choose the order, the rest is Kismet.

Batch 1) 2/17, 2/24, 3/2 – 18 original pieces
Batch 2/ 3/30 shows with 12 new pieces of 18.
Batch 3) 6/14 shows 8 new additional pieces of 18 (no pieces from Batch 1 remain in this run!)

Kismet cast is Hilary Buchanan, Melissa Curley, Tara DeFrancisco, Bryan Murphy, Rance Rizzutto, Cady Roess, Matt Schwartz, and Alexx Stanton.
This will be LIVE at the new BIRDHOUSE Stage + Speakeasy in the Nest art complex –
2649 N High St location! Entrance is off the back parking lot. The Birdhouse is up one flight of stairs.
We strongly recommend arriving just after doors open between 8-820pm to this show to choose your seat.

*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!
*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!
*Kismet’s charity of the month is Kaleidoscope Youth Center
*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!

Commando Improv 6/15 8:00pm

Commando Improv 6/15 8:00pm
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: Ben & Justin!

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!

ANONYMOUS Improv – the Secrets show! 6/21 8pm

ANONYMOUS Improv – the Secrets show! 6/21 8pm
$15 online*/$20 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

The Secrets 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. We finish the night by bringing an audience up on stage for a talking to an audience member to inspire our choices!

For improv connoisseurs, this ORIGINAL form is a slice of Living Room, part shortform game (Blind Date), and part Found Magazine/”Mortified”; For those just looking for a great time – This show promises something for everyone.

2024 Cast: Melissa Curley, Tara DeFrancisco, Andrew Johnson, Bridjet Mendyuk, Bryan Murphy, Carolyn Pierre-Louis, David Price, Rance Rizzutto, and Michael Tonovitz

Opening for Anonymous will be: Alphabet Mafia!

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location, entrance off our 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 upcoming shows!

The Rumble – Shortform Improv 6/22 8:00pm

The Rumble – Shortform Improv 6/22 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!

Shortform Course-Class Show 6/26 7:30pm

Shortform Course-Class Show 6/26 7:30pm
Tickets $5
Ages 16+

These Nesties have been digging into the world of shortform improv and THIS is their CLASS SHOW! Come support them!

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!

Word – Live Lit & True Tales 6/27 7:30pm

Word – Live Lit & True Tales 6/27 7:30pm
Doors & Drinks at 7pm / Show at 730pm
Tickets $10 pre-sale
Ages 16+

This bohemian storytelling hour is now remounted at The Nest’s new Bluebird Studio! The Word – Live Literature show is an hour of live literature, in the spirit of The Moth and other story shows, this will feature pre-scheduled storytellers. 4 scheduled features write stories to share on the prompt in this cozy, intimate evening of beauty. WANT TO POSSIBLY BE A FEATURE? Grab a ticket & write a 5 minute true/personal story on the prompt and sign up at the door! This month’s theme: “busting out”

*If it is after 6pm 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!