Plucky Kiwi underdogs take on the world in this feisty finale!
"This festival blows me away with its skill and generosity... In short it is a breath-taking, giddying display of mastery."
Hosted by festival director Jennifer O'Sullivan, New Zealand vs the World pits a team of local improvisors against the best of our international guests. Round by round we'll see who's got the goods - will Team New Zealand remain world champs or will our international superstars humble our hometown heroes?
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.
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 Improdome, The 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.