Next Act Festival

The Next Act Festival is a week long improv festival for improvisers aged 18 to 24. Members of the Next Act ensemble partake in five days and five nights of intense improv training and performances.

Each year, Next Act is hosted in a different 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

Registration for the 2017 Next Act Festival is not yet open.


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