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The 2019 Ottawa Improv Festival features improvisational comedy and theatre — totally made up on the spot — from some of the top performers from Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Guelph, Vermont, New York and L.A. The festival runs three nights (February 28 to March 2) at Arts Court Theatre and Studio.

How do I buy tickets?

Get your tickets online ahead of time through these links:

All-festival pass $85 *best value* 

Thursday $26 all-night pass

Thursday 7 pm $15 (early show)

Thursday 8:30 pm $15 (late show)

Friday $32 all-night pass

Friday 7 pm $18 (early show)

Friday 9 pm $18 (late show)

Saturday $32 all-night pass

Saturday 7 pm $18 (early show)

Saturday 9 pm $18 (late show)

(Check the schedule page to see what’s playing each night)

WARNING: The Ottawa Improv Festival has sold out our Saturday evening shows in advance for the last three years. The Friday shows have also sold out on the nights of. If you want to guarantee yourself a seat, we highly recommend you buy tickets online ahead of time (see above) to avoid disappointment.

How do I buy tickets in-person?

The box office at Arts Court opens at about 6 pm each night.

Here is the address:
Arts Court Theatre
2 Daly Avenue, K1N 6E2
Take Elevator “B” to the 2nd Floor

What time do I show up?

The box office and the bar open at 6 pm each night. Early shows start at 7 pm. On Thursday, late show starts at 8:30 pm. On Friday and Saturday, late show starts at 9 pm.

WARNING: If ticket holders are absent 15 minutes into the show, we may offer those seats to volunteers or performers. So, it is important for ticket holders to arrive on time.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Email us at