Vancouver International Improv Festival

October 6-10, 2015

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We are so proud to announce VIIF 2015!


We are a little over TWO MONTHS to the start of the Vancouver International Improv Festival and we cannot wait to show you what we have in store. Some of the world’s best improvisers will be at Performance Works Theatre, Waterfront Theatre and The Improv Centre for a week of mind-expanding and mind-blowing comedy! With over 40 shows to choose from, #VIIF2015 truly offers something for all audiences.

VIIF also offers public and performer workshops for all skill levels and is proud to feature improvisers from across the United States, Canada and Vancouver. They are responsible for some of the finest comedy in the world right now and you’re going to have a blast watching them improvise up a storm on stage.

We are SO EXCITED for the festival and we know that you will be as well! Stay tuned to see the full lineup of performers and ensembles!


It’s A Team-Up! International Ensemble comes together for #VIIF2014

Every year at the Vancouver International Improv Festival, individual performers from all over the world come together to spend a week workshopping with guest directors as part of the International Ensemble. From October 6-11 during #VIIF2014, Ensemble members will be … Continue reading

Let’s Get Learning, aka #VIIF2014 workshops

Improv is a very inspiring art form. As a creative, dramatic, or comedic outlet, modern improv theatre has been performed and enjoyed since the early 20th Century. For Chip Ellis, one-half of the VIIF duo ChAnge, his first experience of … Continue reading

Volunteer for the 2014 Vancouver International Improv Festival!

This year’s Vancouver International Improv Festival is the biggest ever, with two venues and more than 30 performances on the schedule. The festival attracts performers and fans from all over the globe, and will be one of the hottest events … Continue reading

Exciting time for improv in Vancouver as VIIF 15th Anniversary approaches

Head down to any improv show in Vancouver and you’re likely to be greeted by smiling faces and roaring laughter. From Commercial Drive to Main Street to West 4th all the way down to Granville Island, audiences are looking for … Continue reading

Turning the big 15: The origin of the Vancouver International Improv Festival

The world was a very different place back in 1999. We were years away from Facebook, iPhones and Quatchi. Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace ruled the box office, Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears ruled the airwaves, and … Continue reading