2017 National Festival Participant Registration

JOIN US for 5 full days of even more improvisation at the Canadian Improv Games National Festival in Ottawa April 19-22, 2017!

As regional teams make their way to the final round and will soon have the chance to perform on the iconic main stage of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, we would like to take this opportunity to invite ALL teams that participated in the Canadian Improv Games programs this year to attend the National Festival in Ottawa as a Festival Participant.


The Festival Participant Experience:

As a Canadian Improv Games Festival Participant, students will have the opportunity to participate in the same workshops, forums and showcases as their peers who have advanced to perform at the National Festival.  Students will also receive a pass to the National Festival performances at the National Arts Centre each night to see their peers in action!


Workshops + Forums

Workshops will take place twice daily (Thursday – Sunday) between 9am-5pm, with additional outdoor shows (weather permitting) in the afternoon.  A full list of these workshops will be sent to you once your registration is complete.  While National Festival finalist teams are always given the first opportunity to sign up for workshops (on a limited deadline), we offer more than enough options to accommodate all student interests. The workshops will involve both national tournament competitors and festival participants. This will allow teams to meet and learn from each other in a cooperative atmosphere.

We will also offer a variety of ‘coaches sessions’ for teachers and coaches to come together to improvise, judge and learn from our staff and other veteran coaches. This is always a highlight for us at the National Festival having seen great cross-Canada friendships develop amongst coaches and teachers that have paved the way for new legendary teams.



National Festival Showcase Tickets

As part of the registration package, students will receive a pass to the National Festival performances each night.  Here students will have the opportunity to see their peers perform on the main stage of The National Arts Centre while also exposing them to the wide variety of styles the Canadian Improv Games has to offer (as represented by all the regional tournaments).



The Cost:

Registration Fee

This year we are offering students the opportunity to join the National Festival as a Festival Participant.  The cost of registration is $90 per student (a 15% discount will be applied for students traveling from outside of Ontario and Quebec) and includes access to workshops, forums, daytime mixer shows and tickets to all four nights at the National Arts Centre.


Through our partnership with Extended Stay Canada, we are able to offer hotel accommodations at a far reduced rate to school groups coming to Ottawa from out of town. These rates are outstanding and make the trip even easier for your school to afford.  This year the rate is $92+tax per room (rooms vary in size, however some can accommodate up to 6 students).

**** The National Festival was developed to allow students of the Canadian Improv Games a chance to learn from the best in the industry while celebrating improvisation with their peers.  This concept was inspired by a number of Improv festivals for professional actors and one-act festivals for secondary schools across Canada. It is also an opportunity to encourage more positive interaction between teams and to continue to foster the loving competition aspect of our tournament****


Sounds like fun, doesn’t it!   Click here to register today!