- $22.50 for two evening passes to the Vancouver International Improv Festival (up to $39.96 value)
- When: October 7–11 starting at 7:30 p.m. each night
- Section: general admission
- Door time: one hour before showtime.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Passes include all shows scheduled on your chosen evening and venue.
- Choose a show date and venue at checkout.
- Click here to view the complete schedule
Vancouver International Improv Festival
The 15th annual Vancouver International Improv Festival features multiple shows each night—so many, there’s no recapping them all. Take a quick look at a small selection of improv troupes on the docket:
- The Critical Hit Show! (October 7 at Performance Works): Comedians quest for glory in a Dungeons and Dragons–themed show that could call on audience members for more than just suggestions—they may have to play an unfortunate goblin as well.
- VIIF Festival Ensemble (October 8 at Performance Works and October 11 at Studio 1398): Unlikely to perform together ever again, this troupe—a festival tradition—comprises performers from Toronto, New York, Amsterdam, Atlanta, and many more locations.
- Blood Squad (October 9 at Performance Works): It was founded to lampoon the classic slasher genre, but Blood Squad now imitates horror flicks of all stripes, working only from a title suggested by the audience.
- Bamboo Kids Club (October 10 at Studio 1398): At this show, the troupe debuts a new form: “Nine to Five,” in which two performers generate office gossip over a water cooler, then act out the circumstances that led to the tale.
- Ferrari McSpeedy (October 10 at Performance Works): Energy and emotion are routinely turned up to 11 in the sketches and improv sets of this two-man Minneapolis act.
- Like Father Like Son (October 11 at Performance Works): Rapid Fire Theatre, Edmonton’s longest-running improv company, performs one of its best beloved long forms—an absurd peek at a bedtime story between a father and son who seem to be about the same age.