Four teams enter. One team leaves. The king-of-the-hill improv battle royale returns!

"This festival blows me away with its skill and generosity... In short it is a breath-taking, giddying display of mastery."


Issued challenges by Master & Blaster, teams of improvisors from all across the festival will tickle your funny bone, warm your heart, or shock your senses! Anything could happen (but mostly improv). Every night sees another team qualify for the final, and on Saturday, we'll see who will be crowned Improdome Champions 2017!

Across the week every cast, crew, and production will come together in unique combinations, creating spontaneous comedy and theatre every single night. With these incredible improvisors and directors from all around New Zealand (and the world!), you’re in for a once-in-a-lifetime treat every time.

The Creative Team 

Festival Director: Jennifer O'Sullivan
Producer: Clare Kerrison

New Zealand Improv Festival is delighted to be supported by WCC Creative Communities and the New Zealand Improv Trust.

Season Pass

Hungry for as much improv as you can get? For just $39 full price or $30 concession, grab a Season Pass for three shows in the NZ Improv Festival. Just choose from ImprodomeThe Village, The Restaurant, #hashtag, The Curse of Blahblahland, Mothers, Shibuya Scramble Crossing, Don't See This Show Alone, The Improv Show at The End of the World, Plot Mess or New Zealand vs The World - do it all in one night or spread your joy across the festival!


*The Propeller Stage is fully wheelchair accessible; please contact the BATS Box Office at least 24 hours in advance if you have accessibility requirements so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Read more about accessibility at BATS.