Next Act Festival

Next Act Festival is heading to Guelph in 2019!

Guelph, Ontario
Making Box Theatre
July 24-27, 2019

Next Act is an intensive 3-day training program and festival for improvisers ages 19 to 24.  Registered participants take part in a series of in depth improv training sessions with master instructors from across Canada while honing their skills at night –  as members of a Next Act ensemble – through a series of performance opportunities at established local theatres and venues.

The festival, held in a new city each year, is also meant to expose young improvisers to the different improv communities (and rich Canadian theatre histories) of specific cities across Canada.  Accordingly, programming will include a selection of meaningful local experiences.

Registration includes:

  • 3 days of intensive workshops with master instructors
  • 3 nights of performances at Making Box Theatre
  • 4 days and nights of team-building, social activities and local sight-seeing adventures
  • Unlimited special memories and high fives

Full programming and our incredible list of instructors will be announced in March.  Stay tuned for all the fun details.  This year is not to be missed!


Early bird and full rates will be announced soon!


The Next Act registration does not include accommodation in Guelph. We will provide some suggestions for where to stay and attempt to arrange billets where possible. More details to come!

Registration will open on February 14th!

You can register on Eventbrite by clicking here.

For more information, please contact Next Act Festival at