Looking for Fun? Flock to The Nest Theatre


Teeth starting to chatter and bones starting to chill with the approach of Winter?  Need something fun and entertaining that is indoors?  The Nest Theatre, which is nestled in downtown Columbus off of Cherry Street, celebrated its grand opening in early November! About – The Nest Theatre  It is the brand-spanking-new, dedicated home for improvisational comedy, sketch revues, live lit, and experimental theatre in the Columbus area.  

screen-shot-2016-10-30-at-9-30-44-amOwned by locally grown, Columbus native, Tara DeFrancisco and her comedic and domestic partner, Rance Rizzutto, this theatre is the first of its kind.  It is the official training center in central Ohio for improvisation.

The Nest Theatre hosts a 5 level professional school for hopefuls as well as a notable “hobbyist” program for non-performers (read: Mom’s Night Out! or Date Night!). Seasonal electives are also offered in Applied Improvisation (Corporate Training), Television Writing (late shows and pilots), and Sketch Writing. Classes – The Nest Theatre

In addition, private parties and events will be commonly hosted at the theatre, and The Nest Theatre’s TourCo handles off-site events!  (What a great idea for your company’s next Holiday Party, Mom’s Club gathering or team building event.) Corporate teams can also study with the best in their customized 1, 2, or 3-hour workshops on-site or at your office.


Thinking of going as a family?  Absolutely, you can!  The Nest Theatre’s ComedySportz shows are clean shows that are great for any age. For all other shows, please read the show summary to be sure. According to the owners, most other shows waiver between a PG-13 to R rating. Check out the website to make sure you select a show that you feel your child/children would be mature enough to sit through and enjoy!   

Whether you go on your own, with a group, or your family – definitely check this place out! Rance and Tara’s comedic chemistry is palpable and their years of training can be seen through their student’s application of their instruction.  It leaves you with a good feeling in your heart and a smile on your face.  Click the link below to read about upcoming shows from The Nest Theatre! 

Shows – The Nest Theatre

P.S.  There is a great parking garage within steps of the theatre.  

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