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 IMPROV
FESTIVUS
FAQS 

  • When are the shows?
    Thursday, December 7 at 7:30PM and 9:30PM Friday, December 8 at 7PM, 9PM, and 11PM Saturday, December 9 at 6PM, 8PM, and 10PM
  • What are the costs involved in performing?
    We do our best to make this festival as affordable as possible. There is a $25 troupe submission cost. Once accepted, each troupe member is responsible for a $25 individual registration. This entitles you to admission to all shows as seating permits, access to exclusive participant-only workshops, early access and a discount for the Premiere workshops, admittance to all private event after-parties, and a sweet goodie bag. We think it's pretty worth it. Please note, registration increases to $35 per person starting December 1, so make sure your troupe registers everyone early.
  • I'm not affiliated with a troupe that is performing this year. Can I still participate in workshops and activities?
    Yes, we welcome all performers who would like to be here to network and learn from their fellow improvisers.
  • Can a performer be added to the roster after the troupe has been registered?
    Yes, if for any reason someone was missed when a troupe registers its members, that individual needs to register as an individual on our REGISTER page. There will be an opportunity on that form to claim allegiance with your troupe.
  • What are the Premier Workshop costs, and are they included in registration fee?"
    There will be a Premier Workshop offered this year by our instructor Rick Steadman. The cost for each is $60 to the public, with a $10 discount for registered participants. This is not included in the registration fee.
  • I perform with more than one troupe being submitted. If all my troupes get accepted, do I have to register individually for each one?"
    No, individual participants are only responsible for ONE personal registration, regardless of how many troupes with which you are associated.
  • What other costs might there be?
    Beyond your hotel and travel expenses, participants are responsible for their own food and beverages.
  • Do I have to take workshops on Saturday?
    No, workshops are not required.
  • I'd be interested in teaching a workshop. Are you open to guest instructors?
    Yes, we welcome the opportunity to learn from our performers! We ask everyone if they are willing to lead a workshop during the individual registration process. Full disclosure - we don't pay instructors outside of the Premiere Workshop in an effort to keep costs down, but we do ask students to "pay what you can" when they sign up for these workshops.
  • Can local troupes or troupes with no online video proof of our existence submit?
    We strongly encourage RVA troupes from our insanely talented improv community to submit, as well as any troupes who have not yet mastered the art of TikTok or YouTube. While it is helpful to see examples of your troupe in action, there are other ways we can find out about your awesomeness. Submit and sell yourself!
  • I'm a ComedySportz® player and would like to represent my city. Can I submit?
    We hope to have a whole bunch of CSz players from a whole bunch of CSz cities participate in Festivus this year, as usual. To submit, please check with your manager first as there may be an extra step that you don't want to miss. And then simply fill out the INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION FORM on our REGISTER page.
  • Do you give comp tickets to performers?
    Sorry, but with over 100 performers, we can't afford to offer comps to these shows. But tickets are really affordable, so your family or your friends won't have to shell out too much.
  • When are the shows?
    Thursday, December 7 at 7:30PM and 9:30PM Friday, December 8 at 7PM, 9PM, and 11PM Saturday, December 9 at 6PM, 8PM, and 10PM
  • What are the costs involved in performing?
    We do our best to make this festival as affordable as possible. There is a $25 troupe submission cost. Once accepted, each troupe member is responsible for a $25 individual registration. This entitles you to admission to all shows as seating permits, access to exclusive participant-only workshops, early access and a discount for the Premiere workshops, admittance to all private event after-parties, and a sweet goodie bag. We think it's pretty worth it. Please note, registration increases to $35 per person starting December 1, so make sure your troupe registers everyone early.
  • I'm not affiliated with a troupe that is performing this year. Can I still participate in workshops and activities?
    Yes, we welcome all performers who would like to be here to network and learn from their fellow improvisers.
  • Can a performer be added to the roster after the troupe has been registered?
    Yes, if for any reason someone was missed when a troupe registers its members, that individual needs to register as an individual on our REGISTER page. There will be an opportunity on that form to claim allegiance with your troupe.
  • What are the Premier Workshop costs, and are they included in registration fee?"
    There will be a Premier Workshop offered this year by our instructor Rick Steadman. The cost for each is $60 to the public, with a $10 discount for registered participants. This is not included in the registration fee.
  • I perform with more than one troupe being submitted. If all my troupes get accepted, do I have to register individually for each one?"
    No, individual participants are only responsible for ONE personal registration, regardless of how many troupes with which you are associated.
  • What other costs might there be?
    Beyond your hotel and travel expenses, participants are responsible for their own food and beverages.
  • Do I have to take workshops on Saturday?
    No, workshops are not required.
  • I'd be interested in teaching a workshop. Are you open to guest instructors?
    Yes, we welcome the opportunity to learn from our performers! We ask everyone if they are willing to lead a workshop during the individual registration process. Full disclosure - we don't pay instructors outside of the Premiere Workshop in an effort to keep costs down, but we do ask students to "pay what you can" when they sign up for these workshops.
  • Can local troupes or troupes with no online video proof of our existence submit?
    We strongly encourage RVA troupes from our insanely talented improv community to submit, as well as any troupes who have not yet mastered the art of TikTok or YouTube. While it is helpful to see examples of your troupe in action, there are other ways we can find out about your awesomeness. Submit and sell yourself!
  • I'm a ComedySportz® player and would like to represent my city. Can I submit?
    We hope to have a whole bunch of CSz players from a whole bunch of CSz cities participate in Festivus this year, as usual. To submit, please check with your manager first as there may be an extra step that you don't want to miss. And then simply fill out the INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION FORM on our REGISTER page.
  • Do you give comp tickets to performers?
    Sorry, but with over 100 performers, we can't afford to offer comps to these shows. But tickets are really affordable, so your family or your friends won't have to shell out too much.
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CSz Richmond Theater

8906-H W Broad St

Richmond, VA 23294

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