New Zealand Improv Festival 2016

October 4, 2016

October 8, 2016

10:00 am To 6:00 pm

Bats Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand

Event Description

The New Zealand Improv Festival serves up a smorgasbord of improvised theatre to Wellington, New Zealand, all performed by the country’s top companies and practitioners. Improvisation theatre, improv theatre, or simply improv, is a form of theatre that is improvised: none of the presented scenes are previously rehearsed. There are no scripts, no lines to remember; only spontaneous creation and generosity on stage. NZIF is your opportunity to witness our top companies and performers pushing the boundaries of what improv is and can do, and creating theatre that has never and will never be seen again. Find out more about improv in New Zealand here!


The Wellington Improvisation Troupe

About Organizer

The Wellington Improvisation Troupe (WIT) is Wellington’s not-for-profit, community-based improvisational theatre group. WIT performs and teaches the skills of improvisational theatre at community venues around the Wellington region. Theatre is made up on the spot by some of Wellington’s leading improvisers and courageous newcomers alike, based on suggestions from the audience. WIT players share a love of storytelling and work together as a team to inspire the audience. WIT theatre is sometimes serious, often hilarious and always totally unpredictable.

Highlights of Past Event

Our seventh improv festival took place at BATS Theatre (1 Kent Terrace) on 6-10 October. We had 20 different shows, 20 workshops, and around 100 improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. 

 Check out our performance programme, our workshops, and our information for participants. 

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