The 26th Vancouver Improv Festival runs October 1-6, 2024. Applications open Mon May 13, 2024 and will remain open until Sun June 30, 2024 at 11:59 pm PST.

Apply here.

We are currently accepting applications for

  • An in-person ensemble made up of local, national, and international improvisers that will work with a director throughout the festival and perform four 35-minute sets
  • In-person group showcases (35 minutes), featuring duos, trios, or larger groups
  • Public workshop instructors
Video Submission Requirements:
  • If you are submitting a group video as part of your application for FESTIVAL ENSEMBLE or WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR, please ensure you have attached a headshot to your application. If you could indicate who you are in the video as well, even better.
  • Ensure your/your groups’ performance in your submitted video is improvised (i.e., not previously written material). If you don’t take a suggestion as part of your submission, please ensure that the piece is clearly being created spontaneously.
  • Videos must be at least 720p (1280×720), 30 FPS, and all the performers should be visible and in focus
  • Make sure the audio is sufficiently clear so that we can hear you + your group over the raucous laughter of the audience
  • Ensure that the video link is working and that there are no passwords required to access the link through Youtube/Google Drive/Vimeo/etc.

Thank you for your interest in our festival and we look forward to reviewing your application. We will email back all applicants by mid-August to let you know about the status of your applications.