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Zeal Improv Festival

 Zeal Improv Festival (Photograph: Zeal)

Zeal Improv Festival (Photograph: Zeal)

It’s the first ever year of Zeal: The Pride Improv Festival – a diverse mix of improvised entertainment created specially for the Pride in London Festival 2017.

Featuring improvised games, comedy, theatre, musicals, drag acts, stand-up and cabaret from both queer improvisers and those who support the community, the festival showcases a mix of established acts, fresh young talent and brand new teams, formed especially for this year’s event! There will also be opportunities for the audience to get up on stage and give it a go in friendly and supportive jam sessions, as well as chances to learn the basics of improv and improve existing skills through the Zeal workshops.   

Taking place over a week between 1-7 July, in collaboration with seven improv schools across London, the festival is an opportunity to see bold, exciting and unique shows that will never be seen again! These acts are made up on the spot and every show and every night will be completely different!

In order to make sure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to enjoy the festival, the price of shows ranges in price from free to £8.

This event takes place at a different London venue every night. Please see the event website, refer to the list below, or contact the organiser directly using the details at the bottom of the page, for more information.

Saturday 1st July: The De Beauvoir Arms, N1 3JS
Sunday 2nd July: The Horse & Stables, SE1 7RW
Monday 3rd July: Effra Social, SW2 1DF
Tuesday 4th July: The Bill Murray, N1 8NQ
Wednesday 5th July: The Miller, SE1 3SS
Thursday 6th July: The Nursery Theatre, EC2M 2PA
Friday 7th July: The Leicester Square Theatre, WC2H 7BX

£0 - £8


  • No accessible toilets
  • Assistance dog friendly
  • No BSL interpretation
  • Not fully accessible
  • No induction loop
  • No speech to text


  • Under £10
  • Not family friendly
  • No meet and greet
  • Over 18s only

    When you're there

    • No gender neutral toilets
    • May be alcohol
    • May be crowds
    • May be flashing lights
    • May be loud noises

    Contact Zeal if you have any questions about this event.

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    Earlier Event: June 30
    Pride at the Palace