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
Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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

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!

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!

CAGEMATCH Improv 11/5 9:30pm

CAGEMATCH Improv 11/5 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!

Anonymous 11/5 8pm

Anonymous 11/5 8pm
$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: Andrew Johnson, Carolyn Pierre-Louis, Michael Tonovitz, Jonathan DeMuth, Tara DeFrancisco, Robin Starr, Rance Rizzutto, John Kuhn, Ella Palardi, Bryan Murphy, Leny Matos, and David Price

Opening for Anonymous will be: Lin & Dodie!

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!

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
Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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