Festival Pass!

(UPDATED 10/9/15: Corrected ticket links)

We’re very excited to introduce two festival passes, an all access show pass, and a workshop pass.

The All Access Show Pass gets you access to 12 separate improv shows featuring 28 improv troupes! You also get to experience the Downtown Improv Crawl on October 15th ($12.00 value), and Beyond the Laughter- a panel discussion on October 17th about using improv to provide healing and build community ($5.00 value). $60 per person. Please arrive 10 minutes early to claim your ticket for each show.


The All Access Workshop Pass lets you choose any three workshops to attend during the Grand Rapids Improv Festival. With twelve very different and engaging workshops to choose from, you are sure to get a lot of bang for your buck. You will also get access to Beyond the Laughter- a panel discussion on October 17th about using improv to provide healing and build community. $60 per person

Purchase the All Access SHOW Pass here:

Purchase the All Access WORKSHOP Pass here:

GRIF Public Service Announcement

We’d like to thank Grand Rapids TV for allowing us to put together this very important Public Service Announcement

Events and Workshops!

Completes list of all the events and workshops GRIF has to offer is now online!
TWO new menus have been added to the top of the page…

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Click and follow those links for all the information you need.

And if you still crave MORE information,
check us out on Facebook at fb.com/grandrapidsimprovfestival
and browse for tickets at dogstorytheater.com

GRIF 2015 Posters

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We have new finalized posters! We’re gearing up GR, hope you’re ready!

Get Ready!

We’ll be announcing performing troupes soon, get ready GR, this festival is going to have something for everybody! You still have a chance to sign up as an individual performer too here!

Applications Extended- kind of!

We’ve heard from several troupes that they, just barely missed the deadline to submit applications. So we’re deeming this the ‘Slackers Extension’ you have until tomorrow (the 27th) to get your applications in through the National Improv Network!

NIN is Back!

All systems are a go! ApPly aPpLy APplY!


Apply another way!

Hi all the National Improv Network is currently experiencing technical difficulties. In the meantime if you’re interested in performing, you can e-mail Info@GrandRapidsImprovNetwork.com or NoOutletImprovTroupe@Gmail.com and we will let you know once the site is back up, as well as with info on how to still apply! Or if you’re looking to do a workshop or perform individually you can still apply now!

Thanks for your patience, and to everyone who has applied so far!

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Workshop Proposals!

We’ve got them launched! Are you interested in teaching a workshop as part of GRIF? Check out the application HERE

All workshops for all levels of improv experience are welcome and will be considered! 

A few specific workshop slots available:

  • First time improvisers- an extreme basics class
  • Intro to Long Form (any type)
  • Intro to Musical Improv
  • Youth aged workshop
  • High school aged workshop
  • Specialty/niche workshop
  • Other

Compensation is available and will be determined based on experience, other applicants, workshop type, and availability of funds. For those looking to run a workshop, GRIF is willing to pay a predetermined sum or % of all tickets sold to the workshop you are putting on. If you have a preference please let us know in the ‘Anything else we should know’ section, otherwise we will finalize compensation during phase 2 of the selection process.