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East Vancouver Improv League
Sep
2
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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East Vancouver Improv League
Aug
27
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!
Aug
26
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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Father Time's Timeless Comedy Time
Aug
25
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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Aug
24
10:30 PM22:30

Final Fantasy Improv!

Instant Theatre presents improv inspired by one of the most popular role playing game series of all time! Every night aided by audience suggestions a band of light warriors will venture forth to collect crystals, meddle with magic, capture Chocobos and maybe even save the world. 

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

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East Vancouver Improv League
Aug
20
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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Aug
18
10:30 PM22:30

Shakespeare After Dark: The Bard Improvised and Twisted

Shakespeare After Dark is the highbrow fusion of Shakespeare served with a side of improvisational mischief. In the first half, you'll witness a scene from the Bard utterly monkey-wrenched by an utterly punch-drunk cast member leaving the rest of the cast to improvise around them. Then, stick around for the second half where the cast lays the booze aside to serve a straight up Shakespearean tragedy – based on your suggestions. With a genuinely drunken professional actor volunteering every night, no two shows are ever the same. Side-splitting, raucous, and completely interactive, Shakespeare After Dark will blow you away.

Shakespeare After Dark seeks to introduce a new generation of theatre-goers to the works of the Bard by reviving the raucous, interactive and vibrant nature of Elizabethan theatre with a very modern twist that only the spirit of improvisation can bring, whilst reminding them to to always enjoy Shakespeare responsibly.

Doors open at 10:15 Tickets are $10 ($8 with receipt from Havana) available at the door or online here! 

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Aug
17
10:30 PM22:30

Final Fantasy Improv!

Instant Theatre presents improv inspired by one of the most popular role playing game series of all time! Every night aided by audience suggestions a band of light warriors will venture forth to collect crystals, meddle with magic, capture Chocobos and maybe even save the world. 

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

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Speed Date: Exciting, Fast and Surprising Duos!
Aug
12
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
Aug
12
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
Aug
11
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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Aug
10
10:30 PM22:30

Final Fantasy Improv!

Instant Theatre presents improv inspired by one of the most popular role playing game series of all time! Every night aided by audience suggestions a band of light warriors will venture forth to collect crystals, meddle with magic, capture Chocobos and maybe even save the world. 

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

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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! 

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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
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! 

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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SPOTLIGHT: The Best In Long Form Improv
Aug
5
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
Aug
5
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.

Website | Facebook | Twitter

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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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Aug
3
10:30 PM22:30

Final Fantasy Improv!

Instant Theatre presents improv inspired by one of the most popular role playing game series of all time! Every night aided by audience suggestions a band of light warriors will venture forth to collect crystals, meddle with magic, capture Chocobos and maybe even save the world. 

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

Website | Facebook | Twitter

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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: 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!

~~~~~~

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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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.

Website | Facebook | Twitter

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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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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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