Is this your first time going to the Ottawa Improv Festival? Or maybe you have been but want to supersize your festival experience? Well here are some tried and true hacks we have come up with!
Go early and sit up-front
Improv performers are kind generous people who don’t pick on audience members. Sit up close to become immersed in the make-believe!
Bring cash for libations
Sit back and enjoy the show with a drink from our cash-only bar. There is an ATM on-site but why waste your time in line and pay fees? Bring some cash and you will be set!
Don’t stress about parking
The Arts Court is centrally located in downtown, but don’t fret about parking. There are three parking garages all within a three-minute walk! If you don’t mind taking a slightly longer stroll you can always opt for on-street parking in the Byward Market or in the neighbourhoods around the venue, much of which is free weeknights and weekends!
How to watch improv
Improv comedy is made up on-the-spot based on your suggestions. There will be specific and obvious points where we will ask for the suggestions. When the performers are not asking for suggestions avoid heckling, which is yelling out negative or positive things at the performers. Let the performers create their magic and sit back and relax!
Late night fun guaranteed
Each night of the festival will have late night events that everyone will enjoy and maybe even if you want, take part in! More improv, surprise performances and a dance party are all being planned so make sure to follow us on social media to keep up to date!