National Tournament & Festival

Canadian Improv Games National Tournament & Festival
April 1-4, 2019
Ottawa, ON

Canadian Improv Games National Tournament & Festival

Each year, students from across Canada travel to Ottawa to perform at the Canadian Improv Games National Tournament & Festival. It’s a truly memorable experience filled with workshops, field trips in the Nation’s Capital, performance opportunities and other unique social activities.

How To Watch

If you are going to be in Ottawa and would like to see the shows live, you can buy tickets from the NAC Website.

If you would like to watch a livestream of any night of play, register on Eventbrite by clicking below.

Eventbrite - WEBCAST: 2019 Canadian Improv Games National Tournament


This year’s schedule for competing teams:

Monday, Apr 1
Bernice MacNaughton (NB/PEI) Gulf Islands (Online Wildcard) GP Vanier (Vancouver Island) TD Christian (Toronto) Canterbury (Ottawa) Luther (Saskatchewan)
Tuesday, Apr 2
Halifax West (Nova Scotia) Kelvin (Manitoba) RE Mountain (Lower Mainland) Holy Heart of Mary (Newfoundland) Huntsville (Sudbury) Thorold (Tri-City)
Wednesday, Apr 3
Hunting Hills (Alberta) Alexander Galt (Quebec) Cardinal Carter (Toronto) Lord Byng (Lower Mainland) Regiopolis Notre-Dame (Kingston) Notre Dame (Ottawa)
Thursday, Apr 4
Finals – Top 5


There are 3 ways for students to participate in the National Tournament & Festival:

National Competing Team

    • As a finalist in your regional tournament, your team automatically advances to participate in the National Tournament & Festival as a National Competing Team. If you are new to Canadian Improv Games, look for a regional program here.
    • Student teams can also qualify to participate as a National Competing Team at the National Tournament & Festival as a finalist in the Canadian Improv Games Online Wildcard. Learn more about the Online Wildcard here.

National Festival Participant

    • Student teams who do not advance as finalists through their regional tournament or the Online Wildcard Tournament, are encouraged to participate at the National Tournament & Festival as a festival team through the National Festival Participant Experience. Here students enjoy access to all the same workshops, field trips and activities as competing teams, while also getting a chance to see the National Tournament in action as a participating audience member. Learn more about the National Festival Participant Experience here.

For more information on our year-round programs or the National Tournament & Festival curriculum and activities, please contact our General Manager, Cheryl Maciver at gm@improv.cascreen-shot-2016-11-25-at-4-59-26-pm