Next Act Festival

Next Act Festival 2017

August 7-12, 2017

Next Act Festival is a week long improv festival and immersive training program for improvisers ages 18 to 24.

Registered participants become members of the Next Act ensemble and partake in five days of intense improv training with master instructors from across Canada while honing their skills at night through a series of performance opportunities with local theatres and venues.

Every year, Next Act is hosted in a city with a strong improv community. For almost a decade, the Canadian Improv Games, in partnership with different improvisational theatre companies in Canada, have created a hotspot for emerging improvisers.

Registration is $299 and includes:

  • 5 days of workshops with master instructors
  • a minimum of 3 performances
  • free entrance to local shows
  • an exciting line up of sweet social activities


Students will need to look after their own lodging (suggestions and discounts will be sent after registration).

For more information, please contact Next Act Festival Director, Caitlin Curtis:


Here is what past participants have said about the Next Act Festival:

Next Act is an awesome improvisational intensive. You will learn so much not only from instructors, but also from other improvisers across Canada. In only a few days, you will be left with new skills, new abilities, and new friendships that you will never forget.” – Kevin Pinkoski, Edmonton

An incredible festival that stuffed my brain with a healthy balanced breakfast of: new improvisational knowledge, great performance experience, and fun memories with young talented improvisers! And for lunch we had pizza.”- Haley Guest, Halifax

I made connections with improvisers from across Canada. I feel like we truly bonded and that these are friends I will remember forever. A really refreshing troupe feel. Truly joyful.” – Mike Fardy, St John’s

The Next Act Festival is an incredible opportunity for young improvisors to receive world-class instruction, challenge themselves creatively and to form lasting friendships and professional connections with their peers from all across the country.” – Nick Harvey Cheetham, Vancouver