It begins! Today we are starting the application process for the 17th Würzburger Improtheaterfestival! Now you have two weeks (until May 22nd) to register for a workshop spot. Then we will put all the applications into our lottery, so everyone gets a fair chance to participate in a festival workshop.
Interested in bringing a show format to the 17th Würzburger Improtheaterfestival? Applications are open from now on until April 28th!
This year we again want to give you the possibility to present your ideas and show formats at the festival. We’re excited about your stage-perfect submissions! The ones that will finally perform at the festival we offer a guaranteed spot in a festival workshop of your choice and free ticket to a show. And, of course, the chance to present your work to our Würzburg audience!
More info and the application form can be found in Join the fest!
26 February 2018
A true classic of improvised theatre returns to Würzburg: The Maestro. We are delighted to announce that we will put on no less than three Maestro shows leading up to our grand festival in October: a spring edition, a summer edition, and a fall one! Be there to see the improvisers rock the stage - your favorite players from Würzburg as well as guests from all over Germany and the world.
A series of events organized by the Würzburger Improtheaterfestival e.V.
30 October 2017
See you next year!
We had a wonderful 16th Improtheaterfestival! Thanks to everybody, who made this event happen! You can find some pictures of our shows on Flickr. If you want to stay tuned to everything happening around the Würzburger Improtheaterfestival e.V. subscribe to our newsletter right here at the bottom of this page.
The next improve festival will take place from Thursday, October 25th until Sunday, October 28th 2018. We hope to see all of you again next year!
Thos saturday, the 23rd of September, our festival volunteers will present a show directed by Inbal Lori from Israel. We're looking forward to seeing you there!
@Cairo // Begin: 8 pm // Pay what you want
05 September 2017
Advance ticket sale has started!
Yeah! The advance ticket sale has started! Our national and international guests present 9 shows in 7 different venues from the 26th to the 28th of October! You can purchase tickets online or in Würzburg at the Jugendkulturhaus Cairo, H2O, Kellerperle, Nähcafé Edeltraud, B-Hof, Zeychen&Wunder. Looking forward to seeing you there!
03 May 2017
Start of the application process for the 16th Würzburger Improtheaterfestival
It begins! From today until May 17th you can apply for one of our four festival workshops. As usual, we will then put all the applications into a lottery to determine who will get a spot. We are keeping our fingers crossed for all of you!
Interested in bringing a show format to the 16th Würzburger Improtheaterfestival? Applications are open from March 22nd until April 19th!
This year we again want to give you the possibility to present your ideas and improve formats at the festival. We’re excited about your submissions! The ones that will finally perform at the festival we offer a guaranteed spot in a festival workshop of your choice and free entrance to one festival show of your choice. And, of course, the chance to present your work to our Würzburg audience!
More info and the application form can be found in Join the fest!
We’re happy to announce the workshop teachers of this year’s festival! We put together a variety of themes and workshops and we hope it will be inspiring to you! Also, all of our workshops will last 18 hours which will give you the chance to go deeper into each topic.
You wondering what we have in store for you at the 16th Würzburger Improtheaterfestival? It's time for some delicious revelations! Everything changes and so does the festival. Having put on a big and crazy anniversary extravaganza last year, we decided to go small and cosy in 2017. From Oct. 26th until 29th we will give you four workshops that will not only take 12 but 18 hours! We are super excited about an intense experience that will allow this year's participants to go deep into each workshop subject... Stay tuned for more details.
Happy New Year everyone! We hope you’ve all had a great start to 2017. Any resolutions on your side? We certainly have a few. For instance throwing an unforgettable 16th edition of our festival. A couple of things will be changing this year. Stay tuned!
06 November 2016
Our next highlight: David Razowsky
Dear festival participants,
the weekend is over and we hope that you had a wonderful festival! Before the blues have a chance to set in, there is already something great on the horizon: The wonderful David Razowsky is coming to Wuerzburg in December, to deliver a weekend workshop in the Cairo. On the Sunday evening, David will direct a show involving all participants interested in taking part.
There are still a few places free, so if you are interested in coming back to Wuerzburg - or didn't have the chance to participate in the festival workshops this year - now is the chance!
Dear Würzburg, dear international guests! Today the advance sales for all shows of this year's festival - our 15th anniversary - begins. Hooray!!!
01 September 2016
Sean McCann becomes workshop teacher
Unfortunately Alan Cox had to step back as one of our workshop teachers this year. But we are delighted to announce that Sean McCann, also from The School of Night in London, will be filling his space. Sean, we are very excited about having you on board!
18 August 2016
Das Würzburger Improtheaterfestival präsentiert: Maestro™
Würzburgs Improspieler*Innen machen sich fit für das baldige Festival und stellen sich dem ultimativen Wettkampf ...
09 August 2016
Another workshop is underway
Big news, everyone: We’re delighted to announce that we will offer a 7th workshop at the festival taught by Mats Eldøen from Oslo/Norway - good news for 14 people from the waiting list! We’re super happy that Mats will be there for the festival… and not just to teach a workshop by the way. But more about that, when we release the show program. Which is SOON.
17 May 2016
Come to Würzburg!
Ladies and Gentlemen - The application process for the 15th Würzburger Improtheaterfestival starts NOW!
Starting today you’ll have two weeks (until May 31st) to apply for one of our weekend workshops and one/two of our Thursday classes. If that’s not enough for you we have good news. To celebrate our anniversary we decided to add an extra day to the festival and let it start on Wednesday, Oct. 26th already with a special show. Come to Würzburg early and celebrate with us! We can’t wait to have you here!
So there will be six weekend workshops... but that's not everything. For all of you who would like to get the most out of their festival experience we have good news. We will additionally offer four three-hour classes on Thursday. They will be taught by:
In the past four months we have been busy restructuring our organization. Many things have changed, but not our motivation to set up an amazing festival for you! Here is the team of the 15th Würzburger Improtheaterfestival: Luisa, Christoph, Kathrin, Lena und - new on board - Alex!
Usually improvisation theatre is for the moment and the same scene will never be seen again! But this time, we’ll show you something that is magnetised eternally on a little data storage: The impro movie of the correspondent joint project “Should I stay or should I go?”!
Improvisers from five different countries asked the question, why people leave a place or may stay there. They recorded their experiences they gained in exchange with others for the screen.
Cooperating with the Cairo and the Central repertory cinema we’re looking forward to presenting you the result: On Tuesday, 25th November, 6.30 p.m. at the Central!
… and how wonderful it's been! Thanks so much to all our workshop teachers, volunteers, participants, our friends from the Cairo and the Würzburg audience for making this weekend unforgettable! We can’t wait for next year. From October 27th until October 30th 2016 we will celebrate our 15th anniversary!
Photo by Patty Varasano
26 October 2015
Music, Music, Music
Big things are happening at the Bürgerbräu tonight! Michael Bibo from Wiesbaden is going to present a grand musical competition that no casting show in TV could compete with! There will be solo acts, duo acts, dancing, performing and most importantly: singing singing singing!
Three of this year's festival shows are already sold out: "Möbius", "Razowsky & Bill" and "The Shell Game"... for all other shows there are still a couple of tickets left. Get yourself tickets, as long as you can!
We are looking forward to seeing you at the festival!
01 September 2015
It’s getting serious…
The first placards are hanging, the programme is nearly printed and from today on the show website is online! As always we tried to put a diverse programme together so that everybody can find one’s personal highlight.
From the 17th September on the official advance sale is starting. You can purchase tickets online and at all ticket agencies.
But there are also still some few spots left in Stefanie Petereit’s Thursday class “Now or never: It’s about timing!”. Everybody who is interested, should contact us soon.
We’re looking forward to meeting you and to a great Improv Festival!
We are super happy to have an additional workshop teacher at this year’s improv festival! Joe Bill from the United States will not only be on stage, but also will teach an 8.5 hours workshop. The topic is “Emotional Listening”.
The application process is over and we are super happy about all your applications! Thank you for wanting to be a part of our festival!
Soon we will draw the names for the workshop spots and get back to you about the outcome in the next couple of days.
You can still apply with a show format until April 26th!
Yours, the festival-team
09 April 2015
The application process is starting
Guys, we are super excited! No need to wait any longer: The application process for the 14th Würzburger Improtheaterfestival starts TODAY! Now you have two weeks (until April 23rd) to apply for a festival workshop. Just fill out the application form.
We can’t wait for all your applications and we hold our thumbs for all of you!
Love, the festival-team
09 April 2015
We need something new ...
... we thought and designed an entirely new website. We are happy to present it to you right at the beginning of our application process. More clearly arranged and providing all the information you need - we hope, you like it!
On top of that, we also improved our online presence. You can find us on Twitter (again) and Flickr as well. And you can most certainly still join us on Facebook.
Nadine Antler (Würzburg/Germany) who knows the festival better than anybody else. In her workshop „Make Your Own Kind Of Music“ she will ask the following questions: Why do we go on stage? What are the things that truely inspire us?
Hey folks! If you'd like to bring a show format to this year's festival, now is the time to apply! Please note that we have changed the application process! In the last years we have often received emails from the applicants because it wasn't clear which information we need. So this year, we have designed an application form which gives you all the information you need to make things clear and to help you save time. You will find the form here. Just fill it out and we'll get back to you.
The application deadline is April 26th 2015. Very excited about all your submissions!