Instant Theatre Company is East Vancouver's Improv Comedy Giant!
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1994 was a big year for Vancouver. On a tiny stage in Gastown a band of Vancouver’s finest young comedic minds began to build what would become Instant Theatre Company: the home for alternative improvisational theatre in Vancouver. Instant has spent the last two decades pushing the boundaries of Improv comedy and fostering a community of talented improvisational performers in our city and across Canada. They say Vancouver’s a hard place to find connection. They haven’t been to Instant.

Instant Theatre is home to playwrights, actors, animators, moms, dad bods, marketing managers, graphic designers, mechanics, magicians, and more. We produce almost two hundred shows a year locally and have performed at festivals all over the world from Berlin to Bellingham. We’ve won “Best of Vancouver” awards from the Georgia Straight and the Westender and have taken gold in international tournament play.

We’re a small company by choice. We’re feisty and flexible. Our season of over 200 shows can parkour from style to style in an uncompromising quest to create bold comedic performances. We are also killer huggers. Come say hi in person and find out for yourself!