One week. New Zealand’s top improvisers. Almost total chaos.
Every year hordes of improvisers take over BATS for one week of made-up mayhem; running workshops, masterclasses and a full programme of improv theatre fun. Across the week we present three or four one-off shows a night. There are no scripts, no lines to remember; only spontaneity and generosity on stage, creating theatre that has never been seen and will never be seen again.
Improvisers come from all around the country and the world to take part. Past festivals have welcomed top improvisers from Sweden, Germany, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, USA, and Australia, as well as Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Nelson, Dunedin and more.
This year's festival takes place 20-27 October in Wellington NZ. Submissions open soon.
Our performance programme features world premieres, visiting directors, and an all-out improv battle. 2018 Programme coming soon!
With over 30 workshops in just 8 days, there's something for every improvisor, from eager newbies to grizzled old hats. Workshops coming soon...