Vancouver International Improv Festival / Instant Theatre

The Waterfront Theatre - Granville Island

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In a Nutshell

Local, national, and international long-form improv troupes, including Toronto’s Kirsten and Matt, fill two shows per evening

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Expiration varies. Limit 8/person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Waterfront Theatre. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Vancouver International Improv Festival's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Festival pass must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • Vancouver International Improv Festival
  • When: September 23–28
  • Where: Waterfront Theatre
  • Section: general admission
  • Door time: 30 minutes before showtime.
  • Ticket values include all fees.<p>

Performance and Ticketing Options

Vancouver International Improv Festival 2013

  • Number of years the festival has been improvising: 14
  • Number of years Vancouver’s Instant Theatre, the festival’s co-founders, have: 20
  • What they do: short-form and long-form improv, both structured and freestyle
  • How quickly they do it: instantly
  • Kirsten and Matt: two Toronto-based comedian/actors
  • Where you might have seen them: in troupes such as the Canadian Comedy Award-nominated Sketchersons, Pride Cops!, and Cool Chicken; in cities such as Berlin, New York, and Adelaide
  • What’s Parallelogramophonograph: a group of four Texan improvisers
  • What they do: create organic narratives, make up long words
  • What’s the International Ensemble: a diverse group of improvisers from across the U.S. and Canada, who come together during the festival to play with new forms of improv
  • Who Tegan and Sarah are: a non-concept, character-driven improv duo
  • Who they are not: Tegan and Sara, the indie-rock duo<p>
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    The Waterfront Theatre - Granville Island

    1412 Cartwright St.

    Vancouver, BC V6H 3Y5

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