TINA and CHER: The Instant Theatre Fundraiser
Jul
27
to Jul 28

TINA and CHER: The Instant Theatre Fundraiser

The Queens of Rock and Roll are back for your entertainment pleasure! You won't need to turn back time, because these legends will bring you TWO nights of improvised Hollywood glamour along with their famous celebrity friends! So put on your dancing shoes, cause the Tina and Cher improvised variety show will be simply the best!

This show is a fundraiser for the Instant Theatre Co. Tickets $15 advance online; $20 at the door.

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Bill and Ted Talks: Improv Worth Sharing
Jul
27
10:30 PM22:30

Bill and Ted Talks: Improv Worth Sharing

Bill & Ted face an uncertain future...their hearts tell them they're headed for the rock 'n roll Hall of Fame...their brains tell them they're going to fail their history presentation. Help our mysterious time travelling guide take our most excellent improvisers through time to gather the famous historical figures they need to nail their triumphant and bodacious final slide presentation.

Based off your suggestions, our duo will stumble into new famous historical figures every night. Once they've figured out who they've met and why, they create a final presentation on the spot with slides gathered for them on their adventure. Totally. Excellent. Dude.

Doors open at 10:15 Tickets available at the door or online here! 

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Talk Felty To Me: The Dirty Puppet Improv Show
Jul
28
10:30 PM22:30

Talk Felty To Me: The Dirty Puppet Improv Show

Goodbye Sesame Street, hello Commercial Drive! Who needs skin when you've got felt? Instant Theatre is proud to present Talk Felty To Me - a night of explosively sexy/gratuitous/over-the-top improvised comedy that we just couldn't show you on stage - unless we "did it" with puppets! This loop isn't the only hole we've found - or filled! Join us for a night of debaucherous antics. You definitely want to be in the splash zone for this one.

Tickets $10 at the door or in advance here!

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East Vancouver Improv League
Jul
29
7:30 PM19:30

East Vancouver Improv League

Instant Theatre is proud to present the launch of the East Vancouver Improv League! 
Come witness a high-octane battle between two SUPERGROUPS made up of the finest improvisers Instant Theatre has to offer. The improv will be fast, the competition will be furious, and the laughs will be non-stop! 
You’ll be glued to your seats as our veteran sports broadcasters, Geoff and Ese, guide you through the action spewing minefield that is the EVIL Games! 
Every Sunday at 7:30pm at the Havana Theatre. Purchase your advance tickets here.

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Actors Nightmare: Half Script, Half Improv, All Comedy!
Jul
29
9:00 PM21:00

Actors Nightmare: Half Script, Half Improv, All Comedy!

Every actor has a nightmare where they find themselves on stage without knowing any of their lines, or even having read the script! The Actor's Nightmare brings this to life, pairing a guest actor who has completely memorized their lines from a play—and will stick to those lines no matter what—with an improviser who not only hasn’t memorized any lines, but will have no idea what play they’re even in.

Six actor/improviser pairings. Six wild and crazy mashed up scenes from five different plays—which, thanks to the talented improvisers and actors, will somehow make total sense! The Actor’s Nightmare is a hilarious high wire act, a head on collision of theatre and improv that will leave you breathless!

Tickets $10 at the door, $7 with receipt from Havana or in advance here!

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Showdown at Sundown: The 3on3 Improv Tournament.
Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

Showdown at Sundown: The 3on3 Improv Tournament.

The Showdown At Sundown: A 3on3 Improv Tournament

A Fundraiser for the 20th Vancouver International Improv Festival.

When the sun goes down, things get serious…

Join us for three nights of high impact, full contact improv.  Some of the best trios in the city will put their name on the line to see who will be declared The Sundowners*.  Come watch three nights of competition hosted by Brad MacNeil.

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 2ND

The Fresh Prints: Ronald Dario, Geoffrey Walter an Ese Atawo

UBCi: Noa Kozulin Aidan Parker Liam McCully

Pretty Much: Graeme Achurch, Joe Meraw, Nathan Hare

FRIDAY AUGUST 3RD

The Last Unicorns: Patrick Dodd, Dan Willows, Rae Lynn Carson

Grad School Improv: Eric Benedon, Mel Peters, and Thom Peters

The Radical: Taizo Ellis, Emily Bordignon, Amanda Jane Porter

SATURDAY AUGUST 4TH >>> THE FINALS WITH THE TOP TWO FROM EACH NIGHT!

All shows at 8pm. Tickets $8 advance / $10 at the door.  A portion of the proceeds to the 20th VIIF!

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Join us at Havana Vancouver before the show for Cuban food and drinks by reserving a table at www.havanavancouver.com. We recommend booking a minimum of 90 minutes prior to your performance to make sure you get great theatre seats and the best dining experience. Or join us after the show for drinks and dessert.

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Showdown at Sundown: The 3on3 Improv Tournament.
Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

Showdown at Sundown: The 3on3 Improv Tournament.

The Showdown At Sundown: A 3on3 Improv Tournament

A Fundraiser for the 20th Vancouver International Improv Festival.

When the sun goes down, things get serious…

Join us for three nights of high impact, full contact improv.  Some of the best trios in the city will put their name on the line to see who will be declared The Sundowners*.  Come watch three nights of competition hosted by Brad MacNeil.

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 2ND

The Fresh Prints: Ronald Dario, Geoffrey Walter an Ese Atawo

UBCi: Noa Kozulin Aidan Parker Liam McCully

Pretty Much: Graeme Achurch, Joe Meraw, Nathan Hare

FRIDAY AUGUST 3RD

The Last Unicorns: Patrick Dodd, Dan Willows, Rae Lynn Carson

Grad School Improv: Eric Benedon, Mel Peters, and Thom Peters

The Radical: Taizo Ellis, Emily Bordignon, Amanda Jane Porter

SATURDAY AUGUST 4TH >>> THE FINALS WITH THE TOP TWO FROM EACH NIGHT!

All shows at 8pm. Tickets $8 advance / $10 at the door.  A portion of the proceeds to the 20th VIIF!

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Join us at Havana Vancouver before the show for Cuban food and drinks by reserving a table at www.havanavancouver.com. We recommend booking a minimum of 90 minutes prior to your performance to make sure you get great theatre seats and the best dining experience. Or join us after the show for drinks and dessert.

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Showdown at Sundown FINALS!
Aug
4
8:00 PM20:00

Showdown at Sundown FINALS!

The Showdown At Sundown: A 3on3 Improv Tournament

A Fundraiser for the 20th Vancouver International Improv Festival.

When the sun goes down, things get serious…

Join us for three nights of high impact, full contact improv.  Some of the best trios in the city will put their name on the line to see who will be declared The Sundowners*.  Come watch three nights of competition hosted by Brad MacNeil.

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 2ND

The Fresh Prints: Ronald Dario, Geoffrey Walter an Ese Atawo

UBCi: Noa Kozulin Aidan Parker Liam McCully

Pretty Much: Graeme Achurch, Joe Meraw, Nathan Hare

FRIDAY AUGUST 3RD

The Last Unicorns: Patrick Dodd, Dan Willows, Rae Lynn Carson

Grad School Improv: Eric Benedon, Mel Peters, and Thom Peters

The Radical: Taizo Ellis, Emily Bordignon, Amanda Jane Porter

SATURDAY AUGUST 4TH >>> THE FINALS WITH THE TOP TWO FROM EACH NIGHT!

All shows at 8pm. Tickets $8 advance / $10 at the door.  A portion of the proceeds to the 20th VIIF!

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Join us at Havana Vancouver before the show for Cuban food and drinks by reserving a table at www.havanavancouver.com. We recommend booking a minimum of 90 minutes prior to your performance to make sure you get great theatre seats and the best dining experience. Or join us after the show for drinks and dessert.

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The Progressive Polygamists: Sweetest Reformers
Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Progressive Polygamists: Sweetest Reformers

“Absolutely a show not to be missed” -Edmonton Journal

Back by popular demand, The Progressive Polygamists is a satirical comedy starring the Fringe fests favourite sister-wives Mercy Eve (Pippa Mackie) and Eden Grace (Emmelia Gordon), who are determined to convince YOU that polygamy is the best way to live! Through song, cookies, jump rope and sweetness, this award-winning fast paced “reformance” reveals the truth about sharing a husband and living in ‘Plentiful B.C.’ Come see what earned The Progressive Polygamists 5 star reviews across Canada and remember, Keep Sweet… always KEEP SWEET! 

This is a rare opportunity to see the Progressive Polygamists before they go to the Edmonton Fringe.... Both Shows are at 8pm, tickets at the door or online here! 

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"watching their show is like watching a pair of witty high-wire acts…They never put a foot wrong. And they’re having a good time. So you do too” – Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight

" ★★★★★"-Edmonton Sun, Edmonton Journal, Star Phoenix

 

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The Progressive Polygamists: Sweetest Reformers
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

The Progressive Polygamists: Sweetest Reformers

“Absolutely a show not to be missed” -Edmonton Journal

Back by popular demand, The Progressive Polygamists is a satirical comedy starring the Fringe fests favourite sister-wives Mercy Eve (Pippa Mackie) and Eden Grace (Emmelia Gordon), who are determined to convince YOU that polygamy is the best way to live! Through song, cookies, jump rope and sweetness, this award-winning fast paced “reformance” reveals the truth about sharing a husband and living in ‘Plentiful B.C.’ Come see what earned The Progressive Polygamists 5 star reviews across Canada and remember, Keep Sweet… always KEEP SWEET! 

This is a rare opportunity to see the Progressive Polygamists before they go to the Edmonton Fringe.... Both Shows are at 8pm, tickets at the door or online here! 

Facebook | Instagram | Tickets

"watching their show is like watching a pair of witty high-wire acts…They never put a foot wrong. And they’re having a good time. So you do too” – Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight

" ★★★★★"-Edmonton Sun, Edmonton Journal, Star Phoenix

 

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Clueless: The Improvised Murder Mystery
Jul
22
9:00 PM21:00

Clueless: The Improvised Murder Mystery

Mrs.Peacock in the pantry with poison. Mr.Black in the Billiards room with a blunderbass. Miss Scarlett in the scullery with a scalpel. Six suspects. Seven rooms. Eight weapons. No Clue. Help us solve a murder and catch the perpatrator...it could be you.

But probably it will be someone on stage.

Clue-less is an improvised murder mystery based on the boardgame and movie Clue. Expect zany, over the top characters that are trying to find out who murdered one of their own, before it's too late. 

Tickets $10 at the door or in advance here!

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East Vancouver Improv League
Jul
22
7:30 PM19:30

East Vancouver Improv League

Instant Theatre is proud to present the launch of the East Vancouver Improv League! 
Come witness a high-octane battle between two SUPERGROUPS made up of the finest improvisers Instant Theatre has to offer. The improv will be fast, the competition will be furious, and the laughs will be non-stop! 
You’ll be glued to your seats as our veteran sports broadcasters, Geoff and Ese, guide you through the action spewing minefield that is the EVIL Games! 
Every Sunday at 7:30pm at the Havana Theatre. Purchase your advance tickets here.

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FISTFULL OF KICKS: Hilarious KungFu Comedy
Jul
21
10:30 PM22:30

FISTFULL OF KICKS: Hilarious KungFu Comedy

Furious fighting, hilarious stories, it's epic kung fu improv at its finest! Join us for Fistful of Kicks, where Vancouver's finest Asian-Canadian improvisers weave together authentic and laugh-filled tales, created right before your very eyes. Drawing upon their collective cultural upbringing, quick-witted humour, and impressive stage-combat skills, these performers create a unique show inspired by East Asian legends and culture in addition to the kung fu movies of yesteryear. Featured in the 2018 Seattle Festival of Improv Theater, Fistful of Kicks is one half comedy, one half epic storytelling, one half kick-assery, for three halves of amazing show that you won't want to miss.

Tickets $10 at the door or in advance here!

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Jul
21
8:00 PM20:00

The Canadian Improv Games ALUMNI SHOW FINALS!

Join us for three spectacular nights of improv as alumni of the Canadian Improv Games hit the stage to relive their glory days. Some have improvised regularly since leaving high school, some have not tread the stage boards in years. WHAT FUN! 

All proceeds of the show go to the Canadian Improv Games, Canada's national improv tournament for young people. 

Thursday July 19th - 8pm
FRESCA SECONDARY
Featuring: Noa Kozulin, Aeden Taylor, Emilia Michalowska, Matthew Barreto, Alex Glinnum, Alexa Binotto and Olivia Berkowitz.

NEW DEGRASSI HIGH
Featuring: Brigitte May, Aiden Parker, Natalie Turnbull, Natalie Collins and Kai Rudell.

Deadlines are Secondary Secondary
Featuring: Emma K Young, Dana McKee, Riley Salt, Brad MacNeil, Ese Atawo and Briana Rayner.

HOUSING PRICES ARE HIGH SCHOOL: Sonja Jacobsen, Alex Ho, Daniel Bateson, Koby Braidek, Aidan Olley, Alyssa Hirose and Zachary Morris

Friday July 20 - 8pm
COOL SECONDARY: Steve Currie, Arthi Chandra, Howard Dai, Natasha Beauregard, Richard Chapman and Jordan Boivin

CASCADE PHILADELPHIA BRANCH SECONDARY: Aidan Mavety, Shenis Osias, Kyle Ng, Om Arora, Joanna Lim and Jennifer Shen.

NAME TOO LONG SECONDARY: Erin Purghart, Teresa Chang, Quinn Buter, Harrison Rockel, and Taylor Palmer.

Saturday July 20th
THE TOP TWO TEAMS FROM EACH NIGHT!

All Shows at 8pm. Tickets available online or at the door. 

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Bill and Ted Talks: Improv Worth Sharing
Jul
20
10:30 PM22:30

Bill and Ted Talks: Improv Worth Sharing

Bill & Ted face an uncertain future...their hearts tell them they're headed for the rock 'n roll Hall of Fame...their brains tell them they're going to fail their history presentation. Help our mysterious time travelling guide take our most excellent improvisers through time to gather the famous historical figures they need to nail their triumphant and bodacious final slide presentation.

Based off your suggestions, our duo will stumble into new famous historical figures every night. Once they've figured out who they've met and why, they create a final presentation on the spot with slides gathered for them on their adventure. Totally. Excellent. Dude.

Doors open at 10:15 Tickets available at the door or online here! 

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Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

The Canadian Improv Games ALUMNI SHOW!

Join us for three spectacular nights of improv as alumni of the Canadian Improv Games hit the stage to relive their glory days. Some have improvised regularly since leaving high school, some have not tread the stage boards in years. WHAT FUN! 

All proceeds of the show go to the Canadian Improv Games, Canada's national improv tournament for young people. 

Thursday July 19th - 8pm
FRESCA SECONDARY
Featuring: Noa Kozulin, Aeden Taylor, Emilia Michalowska, Matthew Barreto, Alex Glinnum, Alexa Binotto and Olivia Berkowitz.

NEW DEGRASSI HIGH
Featuring: Brigitte May, Aiden Parker, Natalie Turnbull, Natalie Collins and Kai Rudell.

Deadlines are Secondary Secondary
Featuring: Emma K Young, Dana McKee, Riley Salt, Brad MacNeil, Ese Atawo and Briana Rayner.

HOUSING PRICES ARE HIGH SCHOOL: Sonja Jacobsen, Alex Ho, Daniel Bateson, Koby Braidek, Aidan Olley, Alyssa Hirose and Zachary Morris

Friday July 20 - 8pm
COOL SECONDARY: Steve Currie, Arthi Chandra, Howard Dai, Natasha Beauregard, Richard Chapman and Jordan Boivin

CASCADE PHILADELPHIA BRANCH SECONDARY: Aidan Mavety, Shenis Osias, Kyle Ng, Om Arora, Joanna Lim and Jennifer Shen.

NAME TOO LONG SECONDARY: Erin Purghart, Teresa Chang, Quinn Buter, Harrison Rockel, and Taylor Palmer.

Saturday July 20th
THE TOP TWO TEAMS FROM EACH NIGHT!

All Shows at 8pm. Tickets available online or at the door. 

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Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

The Canadian Improv Games ALUMNI SHOW!

Join us for three spectacular nights of improv as alumni of the Canadian Improv Games hit the stage to relive their glory days. Some have improvised regularly since leaving high school, some have not tread the stage boards in years. WHAT FUN! 

All proceeds of the show go to the Canadian Improv Games, Canada's national improv tournament for young people. 

Thursday July 19th - 8pm
FRESCA SECONDARY
Featuring: Noa Kozulin, Aeden Taylor, Emilia Michalowska, Matthew Barreto, Alex Glinnum, Alexa Binotto and Olivia Berkowitz.

NEW DEGRASSI HIGH
Featuring: Brigitte May, Aiden Parker, Natalie Turnbull, Natalie Collins and Kai Rudell.

Deadlines are Secondary Secondary
Featuring: Emma K Young, Dana McKee, Riley Salt, Brad MacNeil, Ese Atawo and Briana Rayner.

HOUSING PRICES ARE HIGH SCHOOL: Sonja Jacobsen, Alex Ho, Daniel Bateson, Koby Braidek, Aidan Olley, Alyssa Hirose and Zachary Morris

Friday July 20 - 8pm
COOL SECONDARY: Steve Currie, Arthi Chandra, Howard Dai, Natasha Beauregard, Richard Chapman and Jordan Boivin

CASCADE PHILADELPHIA BRANCH SECONDARY: Aidan Mavety, Shenis Osias, Kyle Ng, Om Arora, Joanna Lim and Jennifer Shen.

NAME TOO LONG SECONDARY: Erin Purghart, Teresa Chang, Quinn Buter, Harrison Rockel, and Taylor Palmer.

Saturday July 20th
THE TOP TWO TEAMS FROM EACH NIGHT!

All Shows at 8pm. Tickets available online or at the door. 

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The Prototype Festival: A Celebration of New Improv Formats
Jul
18
to Jul 22

The Prototype Festival: A Celebration of New Improv Formats

Instant Theatre is proud to present a festival of wild, crazy and inventive improv formats. Taking the best ideas from our company and the Vancouver comedy community, Prototype 2.0 promises shows that have never been seen before, and will never be seen again! One week, 9 shows!

Shows Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30 and 9:00pm, Tickets $10 at the door and online here

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Speed Date: Exciting, Fast and Surprising Duos!
Jul
15
9:00 PM21:00

Speed Date: Exciting, Fast and Surprising Duos!

This is duo improv with a twist! Not only will every night feature improvisers teaming up randomly, potentially for the first time, but one improvisor will pair with an audience volunteer to create a duo where anything can happen. Will we see chemistry? Will sparks fly? The only way to find out is checking out this wild show!

Tickets $10 at the door or in advance here!

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East Vancouver Improv League
Jul
15
7:30 PM19:30

East Vancouver Improv League

Instant Theatre is proud to present the launch of the East Vancouver Improv League! 
Come witness a high-octane battle between two SUPERGROUPS made up of the finest improvisers Instant Theatre has to offer. The improv will be fast, the competition will be furious, and the laughs will be non-stop! 
You’ll be glued to your seats as our veteran sports broadcasters, Geoff and Ese, guide you through the action spewing minefield that is the EVIL Games! 
Every Sunday at 7:30pm at the Havana Theatre. Purchase your advance tickets here.

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Bill and Ted Talks: Improv Worth Sharing
Jul
13
10:30 PM22:30

Bill and Ted Talks: Improv Worth Sharing

Bill & Ted face an uncertain future...their hearts tell them they're headed for the rock 'n roll Hall of Fame...their brains tell them they're going to fail their history presentation. Help our mysterious time travelling guide take our most excellent improvisers through time to gather the famous historical figures they need to nail their triumphant and bodacious final slide presentation.

Based off your suggestions, our duo will stumble into new famous historical figures every night. Once they've figured out who they've met and why, they create a final presentation on the spot with slides gathered for them on their adventure. Totally. Excellent. Dude.

Doors open at 10:15 Tickets available at the door or online here! 

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Razor - written and performed by Kahlil Ashanti
Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

Razor - written and performed by Kahlil Ashanti

Razor takes place in the fall of 2003 during a supermarket strike that locked out over 70,000 Los Angeles grocery workers.  Broke and unable to find acting work, Kahlil finds himself crossing picket lines to make ends meet, working from 10p - 6am stocking shelves at a local Albertsons store.  His coworkers - hardened criminals and ex-cons, become Kahlil's unlikely mentors as he is schooled on incarceration, persistence and life in the most bizarre of circumstances.  Razor was performed for inmates and staff at Williams Head Prison in March 2018 and this will be the first public performance. For more on Kahlil visit http://kahlilashanti.com. For more on TJ Dawe visit http://tjdawe.ca/

Get your tickets online here!  You will be invited to reserve a seat for a nominal fee, and then pay afterwards.  

 

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SPOTLIGHT: The Best In Long Form Improv
Jul
8
9:00 PM21:00

SPOTLIGHT: The Best In Long Form Improv

Every month, Spotlight features an ensemble from the cast of Instant Theatre performing long form improv comedy, shining a light on our cast, our art form, and a bunch of really funny scenes. Also featuring some of the best groups from outside Instant Theatre! If you want to see what long form improv is all about, this is your show.

Tickets $8 at the door or in advance here!

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East Vancouver Improv League
Jul
8
7:30 PM19:30

East Vancouver Improv League

Instant Theatre is proud to present the launch of the East Vancouver Improv League! 
Come witness a high-octane battle between two SUPERGROUPS made up of the finest improvisers Instant Theatre has to offer. The improv will be fast, the competition will be furious, and the laughs will be non-stop! 
You’ll be glued to your seats as our veteran sports broadcasters, Geoff and Ese, guide you through the action spewing minefield that is the EVIL Games! 
Every Sunday at 7:30pm at the Havana Theatre. Purchase your advance tickets here.

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OFF KEY: The Improv Musical!
Jul
7
10:30 PM22:30

OFF KEY: The Improv Musical!

We bring the music. You bring the noise.

Off Key performs original musicals based on audience suggestions. The catch? The script, lyrics, and music are all improvised on the spot. When music starts to play, anything can happen: a touching love song, a wild dance number, or a high-wire rap battle. Every show is completely different, so come inspire the players and musicians… and witness the opening (and closing) night of a brand new musical!

Tickets $10 and available at the door or in advance here!

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Bill and Ted Talks: Improv Worth Sharing
Jul
6
10:30 PM22:30

Bill and Ted Talks: Improv Worth Sharing

Bill & Ted face an uncertain future...their hearts tell them they're headed for the rock 'n roll Hall of Fame...their brains tell them they're going to fail their history presentation. Help our mysterious time travelling guide take our most excellent improvisers through time to gather the famous historical figures they need to nail their triumphant and bodacious final slide presentation.

Based off your suggestions, our duo will stumble into new famous historical figures every night. Once they've figured out who they've met and why, they create a final presentation on the spot with slides gathered for them on their adventure. Totally. Excellent. Dude.

Doors open at 10:15 Tickets available at the door or online here! 

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Impromptu Cabaret Festival
Jul
5
to Jul 7

Impromptu Cabaret Festival

Have you ever spent a night out at the Theatre in Vancouver, looked at the playbill and thought to yourself, “Who are these people, really?” The 2nd Annual Impromptu Cabaret Festival is your chance to find out!

Impromptu Cabaret Festival is made up of the same faces that grace Vancouver's stages as carefully rehearsed characters but - this time... they’re telling their OWN stories.

Join one, two or all ten of these talented artists as they take you on a journey through the Challenges and Triumphs they've faced as members of the Vancouver performing community - set to a soundtrack of their favourite songs.
Performers are scheduled back to back each night, so you can to get to know as many artists as you like!

Take an unfiltered and "Impromptu" backstage tour through the minds of your favourite local performers and experience the stories that have built their “character”.

Visit our website at impromptucabaret.com for more info on the Festival's 2018 artists, and our Festival calendar.

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East Vancouver Improv League
Jul
1
7:30 PM19:30

East Vancouver Improv League

Instant Theatre is proud to present the launch of the East Vancouver Improv League! 
Come witness a high-octane battle between two SUPERGROUPS made up of the finest improvisers Instant Theatre has to offer. The improv will be fast, the competition will be furious, and the laughs will be non-stop! 
You’ll be glued to your seats as our veteran sports broadcasters, Geoff and Ese, guide you through the action spewing minefield that is the EVIL Games! 
Every Sunday at 7:30pm at the Havana Theatre. Purchase your advance tickets here.

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Paint Bucket and Friends
Jun
30
10:30 PM22:30

Paint Bucket and Friends

The best improvisors (who are friends with us) in Vancouver join Paintbucket for a never to be repeated night of improv. Each friend leads a scene in their signature style, and then we all get together to perform The Deconstruction. Paintbucket is Maddy Rafter, Steve Currie and Vivian Tang. Come be our friends too! 

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Father Time's Timeless Comedy Time
Jun
29
10:30 PM22:30

Father Time's Timeless Comedy Time

Join Father Time as he brings a different guest star from the past, present, or future to judge a sketch comedy competition for the ages. Each week features three teams who have only three days to come up with 15 minutes of comedy for your viewing pleasure, with the winner coming back to defend their title next week, and also getting eternal life or something.

Tickets $10 at the door or in advance here!

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Impromptu Cabaret Festival
Jun
28
to Jun 30

Impromptu Cabaret Festival

Have you ever spent a night out at the Theatre in Vancouver, looked at the playbill and thought to yourself, “Who are these people, really?” The 2nd Annual Impromptu Cabaret Festival is your chance to find out!

Impromptu Cabaret Festival is made up of the same faces that grace Vancouver's stages as carefully rehearsed characters but - this time... they’re telling their OWN stories.

Join one, two or all ten of these talented artists as they take you on a journey through the Challenges and Triumphs they've faced as members of the Vancouver performing community - set to a soundtrack of their favourite songs.
Performers are scheduled back to back each night, so you can to get to know as many artists as you like!

Take an unfiltered and "Impromptu" backstage tour through the minds of your favourite local performers and experience the stories that have built their “character”.

Visit our website at impromptucabaret.com for more info on the Festival's 2018 artists, and our Festival calendar.

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Basic Training - written and performed by Kahlil Ashanti
Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

Basic Training - written and performed by Kahlil Ashanti

Basic Training is the true story of Kahlil Ashanti's hilarious experience as a member of a military entertainment troupe called Tops In Blue. As Ashanti begins a new life in the U.S. Air Force, a shocking revelation forces his attention home to face the violently abusive childhood he was trying to leave behind. Twenty three unforgettable characters guide you through this incredible true tale of survival and forgiveness in the face of domestic violence and hatred, all experienced through Ashanti's rapid-fire physical talent and comedy. Total Running Time: 60 mins. Not suitable for children under 14. For more on Kahlil visit http://kahlilashanti.com

Get your tickets online here! You will be invited to reserve a seat for a nominal fee, and then pay afterwards.  

 

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Actors Nightmare: Half Script, Half Improv, All Comedy!
Jun
24
9:00 PM21:00

Actors Nightmare: Half Script, Half Improv, All Comedy!

Every actor has a nightmare where they find themselves on stage without knowing any of their lines, or even having read the script! The Actor's Nightmare brings this to life, pairing a guest actor who has completely memorized their lines from a play—and will stick to those lines no matter what—with an improviser who not only hasn’t memorized any lines, but will have no idea what play they’re even in.

Six actor/improviser pairings. Six wild and crazy mashed up scenes from five different plays—which, thanks to the talented improvisers and actors, will somehow make total sense! The Actor’s Nightmare is a hilarious high wire act, a head on collision of theatre and improv that will leave you breathless!

Tickets $10 at the door, $7 with receipt from Havana or in advance here!

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East Vancouver Improv League
Jun
24
7:30 PM19:30

East Vancouver Improv League

Instant Theatre is proud to present the launch of the East Vancouver Improv League! 
Come witness a high-octane battle between two SUPERGROUPS made up of the finest improvisers Instant Theatre has to offer. The improv will be fast, the competition will be furious, and the laughs will be non-stop! 
You’ll be glued to your seats as our veteran sports broadcasters, Geoff and Ese, guide you through the action spewing minefield that is the EVIL Games! 
Every Sunday at 7:30pm at the Havana Theatre. Purchase your advance tickets here.

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Talk Felty To Me: The Dirty Puppet Improv Show
Jun
23
10:30 PM22:30

Talk Felty To Me: The Dirty Puppet Improv Show

Goodbye Sesame Street, hello Commercial Drive! Who needs skin when you've got felt? Instant Theatre is proud to present Talk Felty To Me - a night of explosively sexy/gratuitous/over-the-top improvised comedy that we just couldn't show you on stage - unless we "did it" with puppets! This loop isn't the only hole we've found - or filled! Join us for a night of debaucherous antics. You definitely want to be in the splash zone for this one.

Tickets $10 at the door or in advance here!

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Father Time's Timeless Comedy Time
Jun
22
10:30 PM22:30

Father Time's Timeless Comedy Time

Join Father Time as he brings a different guest star from the past, present, or future to judge a sketch comedy competition for the ages. Each week features three teams who have only three days to come up with 15 minutes of comedy for your viewing pleasure, with the winner coming back to defend their title next week, and also getting eternal life or something.

Tickets $10 at the door or in advance here!

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