Thursday Night Lights – The Nursery Improv Jam

What is Thursday Night lights #TNL?

It’s a hybrid improv jam/show like no other;

Part Jam, part workshop and part show. Each week, three specially curated jam sessions to help bring out the best of everyone. Each jam section has it’s own distinct feel, including our patented ‘concept jam’ where we you get to flex improv muscles you didn’t even know you had!

Scroll down for all upcoming performance dates, please note that from June 2017 the show takes place in our brand new theatre in Liverpool St, not at the Training Centre.



What happens at #TNL?

Everyone gets to warm up and know each other before the show and is guaranteed plenty of stage time in a warm, encouraging atmosphere to grow and sharpen thier improvisation skills. Alongside the Jam, each week at #TNL, we also have an amazing line-up of acts; a selection of the UK’s finest Improv talent. It’s a place where you’ll see a mix of  the most experienced performers on the circuit trying out something new and brand new groups cutting their teeth in a supportive atmosphere, meaning you could be jamming alongside some of the most seasoned improvisers on the circuit in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

SO, whether you come to watch, or play, or both, #TNL is the perfect improv night for you!

FREE (PWYW) Show 8pm, Doors 7.45

To take part in any of the Jam sections, you must arrive for 7pm to register- read on to to learn more.

How the night works:

7.00pm – Arrival and registration. You will be greeted by our Nursery host or hostess who will get an idea of who you are and what you would like to do. This will then be fed through an incredibly complex algorithm to create the perfect show for those people that night.

7.15pm – Collective warm up.*** This is a big part of the night. If you’d like to play, come and warm up together. Some games, a few scenes. You will get on the same page with the others who are there, connect and feel ready to make some beautiful improv!

8.00pm – The Show. Different every week, in format, content and tone. We will be trying out jam formats, working with open scenes, games and short sets. Plus some  wonderful experimental stuff and occasional guest headliners.

10pm – Beer and cuddles. We will congratulate tell each other what was great, form new groups and bask in the glory of shared creation.

***Please note that in order to make this a fun and safe space for everyone, we ask that all players wishing to play in the Jam are present for warm up!**

Applications to perform at #TNL Winter Season are now closed. Check back soon for Spring season applications. When applying please remember to send us an image that represents your show. We will endeavour to give slots to as many acts as possible, if there isn’t space for you this season- please come along and Jam anyway!

(Photo credits: Bob Stafford)

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  1. Andrew Lukas

    Hello, can I pop down this evening to Join in with the jam …. meet at 7pm?
    Had classes with LA Groundlings, Annie Sertich.
    If not possible/appropriate to play, happy to watch /enjoy.
    With thanks
    07958 929118

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