San Francisco Improv Festival 2018

September 19-23, 2018

About San Francisco Improv Festival 2018

The SF Improv Festival is in its 14th year and has over 30 slots to fill with (potentially *your*) fantastic improv to wow the good people of San Francisco. This year’s fest is taking place this fall - September 19th -23rd!

We have *two* theaters to run our shows in concurrently, at the home of indy theater in SF - Pianofight! This is our second year in the venue & it's perfect for the festival atmosphere we have been shooting for for the past several years.

Located in SF's Mid-Market area (right downtown by City Hall and Twitter HQ), it features a full bar and lounge & cabaret area, so you can mingle with fellow performers & audiences in between shows. And you can find the odd music or comedy act playing while you enjoy your drinks and food - yup - Pianofight also has a full kitchen. You practically never have to leave!

We're looking forward to seeing your applications!! Don't forget:
applications run from Valentines Day to Tax Day (Feb 14 - April 17) & work on a sliding scale. Check it out below - the earlier you apply, the cheaper it is!

The San Francisco Improv Festival
Festival runs September 19th -23rd, 2018
Applications open February 14th through April 17th - Valentine's Day to Tax Day!

February 14th - 28th: Early Bird application fee - $25
March 1st - March 31st: The Standard application fee - $35
April 1st - April 17th: The Procrastinator - $45


Avatar Image Jamie Wright
Executive Producer

Avatar Image Marcus Sams

Avatar Image Cassidy Brown

Avatar Image Jill Eickmann

Avatar Image Kimberly MacLean

Avatar Image Erin Daruszka
Artistic Director

Avatar Image Mithra Vankipuram

Avatar Image Dustin Clingman

Avatar Image Karen Sandvoss


The San Francisco Improv Festival celebrates the art of improvisational theater by presenting work by local and out-of-town performance ensembles, producing workshops and master classes from the most innovative minds in the artform, and educating the public about all aspects of improvised theatrical performance. The SFIF Board of Directors is committed to presenting a platform for diverse voices and points of view, in an environmentally sustainable way.

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