Princesses (And Other Girls Who Rule The World)
Oct
9
to Oct 11

Princesses (And Other Girls Who Rule The World)

  • The Random Stage at BATS Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Who runs the world? GIRLS! And who decides what adventures they go on? Well.. you can! Join the Princesses and help us create adventures and antics full of whatever YOU like. Aimed at audience 4 - 10 years and lead by Impro Melbourne’s Katherine Weaver, this is a storytelling session you don’t want to miss.

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Mahua Improv Show
Oct
10
to Oct 12

Mahua Improv Show

  • The Random Stage at BATS Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Mahua Improv Show is a very renowned and popular Chinese improv comedy show, using free dialogue, physical expression and performance skills to create unique improvised comedy. Mahua Improv’s enthusiasm and talent are celebrated in China and beyond - don’t miss this incredible event entirely in Mandarin!

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Offbook: The Musical!
Oct
10
to Oct 12

Offbook: The Musical!

  • The Random Stage at BATS Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From a random job from a career guide, the cast creates for you a fully improvised musical that will knock your socks off. The performers are remarkably talented, and the songs they create in the moment will astound you - from deeply emotional and heartfelt, to sublimely silly. You’ll be laughing and crying, and sometimes unsure which to do.

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All-In All-Out Improv Bout
Oct
11
to Oct 18

All-In All-Out Improv Bout

  • The Heyday Dome at BATS Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Local heroes, national champs and international superstars all face off in this brutal hilarious battle! A constant favourite in the NZIF calendar, laugh, cry, cheer and sigh as NZIF searches for the international heavyweight improv champ, crowned at the grand final on Friday 18 October.

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Mild West: Draw!
Oct
15
to Oct 16

Mild West: Draw!

  • The Random Stage at BATS Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The western frontier: a boiling pot of ambition and opportunity. But when such strong personalities and ideals clash, there's only one possible outcome: a duel. Mild West: Draw! is an instant longform by Dunedin's Improsaurus, where life hangs on the flip of a coin!

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Galactapedia: Thumbing Through The Universe
Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Galactapedia: Thumbing Through The Universe

An improvised radio drama inspired by the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy radio shows. An Earthling and their alien friend escape Earth, only to discover that it is a big, strange universe out there. Led by Susan Williams (Stories of the Darkest Night, NZIF 2018), Galactapedia: Thumbing Through The Universe is accessible for performers and audience members who are blind/low vision/vision impaired.

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Regrets
Oct
15
to Oct 16

Regrets

  • The Random Stage at BATS Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Regrets - we’ve all had a few. There’s nothing more human than thinking “what if”. In this show the improvisers of Best on Tap create truth-based spontaneous theatre based on the audience’s shoulda, woulda, couldas.

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Unlocked
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Unlocked

  • The Heyday Dome at BATS Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have you ever wondered what is behind a locked door? What secrets are held there, or what sorts of people are behind it? In Unlocked, a key is chosen, and used to ‘paint’ the door to which the key fits. Follow the performers into the world the key inspires.

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The Newlyweds: Double Date
Oct
17
to Oct 19

The Newlyweds: Double Date

  • The Random Stage at BATS Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Newlyweds are a two-prov team made up of real-life married couple Eleanor Stankiewicz and Marcel Blanch-de Wilt. Each night at NZIF, they’re inviting another team to enjoy a double-date with them. Just like a double-date, ice will be broken, laughs will be had and by the end everyone will be best friends (hopefully.)

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The Saboteur
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Saboteur

Six performers are all working hard to put on a good improv show. Well, almost all of them. One of them is trying to sabotage the show without getting caught. Can you, and the other performers, work out who The Saboteur is before the evening is ruined?

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Truth or Dare
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Truth or Dare

A high-energy show combining physical short-form improv games with heartfelt storytelling. A “Truth or Dare” raffle wheel determines if improvisers have to perform a randomly selected game (“Dare”), or tell a moving personal story (“Truth”). Witness a beautiful mix of daring tasks and honest moments.

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NZ vs The World
Oct
19
8:30 PM20:30

NZ vs The World

  • The Random Stage at BATS Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Aotearoa takes on the globe in this joyous collision of local and international talent. Watch your favourite improvisers go head to head to defend their patriotic sensibilities. Only on Saturday the 19th on the Random Stage - you don’t want to miss this David and Goliath match of epic proportions!

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