2017 Atlanta Improv Festival

The Atlanta Improv Festival returns to The Village Theatre May 11-13th in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward. The festival boasts the best improv acts in the city as well as top performers from across the country. Shows are scheduled for Thursday night through Saturday night in one of our two theatre spaces. During the day, the festival will offer improv workshops for everyone from beginners to advanced performers.

In addition, we will be hosting the Atlanta Improv Festval Battle. This year's tournament includes up to 27 teams that will compete for a grand prize of $1000. The Battle begins April 27th at The Village Theatre and Highwire Comedy Company and concludes Saturday May 13th!

Our sponsor Noni's is the official Thursday night after party and dinner destination all weekend! Mention the Atlanta Improv Festival and get 10% off anytime the weekend of the festival! And join us at Bada Bings on Friday and Saturday night after the shows for more partying!


There are many ways to see the great shows at the Atlanta Improv Festival! Weekend passes, night passes, and individual show tickets are available!

Ticket descriptions and details


The Atlanta Improv Festival will be delivering a weekend packed with improv! Tickets available now!


The Atlanta Improv Festival weekend isn’t just for watching improv til your eyes melt, but for all improvisers to tone those improv muscles by participating in workshops. We lined up a bunch of useful and fun workshops for the weekend taught by amazing improvisers from all over the country!

More workshops will be announced over the next few weeks, so stay tuned!

Saturday 10:30am

Saturday 1:00pm

Saturday 3:15pm

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with Dave Hill

Once More with Feeling
with Matt Jones

The World Is Not Flat
with Nicholas Riggs

Double Bonus Points Sketch Writing
with Ryan Archibald

Atlanta Improv Festival Battle

The #ATLIF2017 Battle begins April 27th at The Village Theatre and Highwire Comedy Company and concludes Saturday May 13th! See 27 improv teams from the city duke it out in head-to-head-to-head improv battles for a chance to win the $1000 grand prize!

Each Battle show will be one hour in length and consist of three teams each performing a 20-minute set. At the end of each show, the audience will vote for their favorite team. Teams will advance based on a point/ranking system.

April 27 | April 28 | April 29 | May 4 | May 5 | May 6 | May 11 | May 12 | May 13


Where do I get tickets?
Right here!

How do the night and VIP passes work?
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday passes (plus VIP weekend passes) get you in to all shows, including Battle shows.
YOU MUST CHECK IN 15 minutes prior to the show you would like to attend. If you do not check in 15 minutes prior to the show, VT reserves the right to resell the ticket.
When you check in for a show, you can also check in for a later show happening within the next hour and a half.
When you check in for the later show, you still must come out to the box office and grab a ticket for the next show you want to go to. We will have a special line for them to grab their ticket and register for a later show.

Where do I party before and after the shows?
Before the shows, head over to our sponsor Noni's for dinner. Mention the festival and get 10% off all weekend long!
Thursday night, Noni's is also our official after party destination!
Friday and Saturday night: We're heading up the street to sponsor Bada Bings to keep the party rolling.

Hey you!! What about the hashtag?
Woah! No need to shout. I'm right here.
Use #ATLIF2017 all weekend long, because we like finding things on the Internet after they are posted.

Sorry about yelling in the last question.
No worries. It's ok. You were excited.

Do y'all have social media accounts for relevant updates?
Yes we do, partner. We're on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Why aren't there more FAQs?
I've been pretty deep in improv festival stuff lately, so I don't really know what I'd ask if I didn't know the answers to all the questions.

So there could be more questions coming?
Maybe? I dunno.

So if I have a question, which may be frequently asked. Where do I ask it?
Send us an email!


The Village Theatre is located in Downtown Atlanta, in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. Conveniently located in the Pencil Factory Lofts, The Village Theatre has covered parking on- site, and the theatre is across the street from the King Memorial MARTA train station.


Thank you to our festival sponsors for all their support!

Star of the Show

Kaiser Permanente

Cast Members

Atlanta Dog Wizard Bud Light


Kelly Casting Pellerin Real Estate The Beacon Atlanta

Crew Members

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