October 10-15, 2023 | Vancity Culture Lab, Historic Theatre & Greenhouse

Vancouver Improv Festival

October 10-15, 2023
Vancity Culture Lab, Historic Theatre & Greenhouse

The 25th Vancouver Improv Festival returns to The Cultch October 10-15, 2023.

Vancouver Improv Fest is one of North America’s longest running improv festivals and celebrates spontaneity and collaboration through the art form of improvisation. This year’s festival features acts from New York City, Austin, Edmonton, Toronto and beyond!

Join us for a performance, or even a few, because no show is ever the same twice! For show descriptions and artists bios, please visit vancouverimprovfest.com

There are also public workshops open to improvisors of all skill levels: www.vancouverimprovfest.com.

    • There is accessible seating in both The Historic and Culture Lab with designated wheelchair spots in the front row. Please notify The Cultch box office to reserve.
  • There are two accessible parking stalls at The Cultch that can be reserved through the box office for anyone with mobility considerations.

Vancouver Improv Fest offers complimentary tickets to anyone for whom cost is a barrier to participation, or for support persons accompanying patrons. Please email [email protected] at least 24 hours in advance of the show to book.

Showtimes & Dates

Opening Gala: October 10, 2023 at 7:30PM

Festival Ensemble and Stott & Atawo Experience: October 11, 2023 at 7:30PM

Upfront Theater and Ann Pornel & Friends: October 12, 2023 at 7:30PM

Grad School Improv and Festival Ensemble: October 12, 2023 at 8:00PM

The Wadsworth Constant and Stott & Atawo Experience: October 12, 2023 at 9:45PM

Festival Ensemble and The Wadsworth Constant – Relaxed Performance: October 13, 2023 at 7:30PM

Ground Floor and Hinprov: October 13, 2023 at 8:00PM

Treat Show and Ann Pornel & Friends: October 13, 2023 at 9:45PM

Essential Oils and Branded Silk: October 13, 2023 at 10:00PM

Festival Ensemble and Branded Silk: October 14, 2023 at 7:30PM

Queerprov and Upfront Theater – Relaxed Performance: October 14, 2023 at 8:00PM

Improvised Shakespeare Company and Hinprov: October 14, 2023 at 9:45PM

Fistful of Kicks and No Sex and The City: October 14, 2023 at 10:00PM

Ticket Prices

$25 general admission for all shows; all ticket sales are final

Show Details

Content warning: As improv is spontaneous theatre, our festival performances may contain mature themes and strong language.

Venue Location

1895 Venables St, Vancouver

1885 Venables St, Vancouver

Box Office Hours


Monday 12 -6pm
Tuesday through Saturday 12-4pm

Open 1 hour prior to every show