Tickets for the Tampa Bay Improv Festival are on sale! This year, weekend passes are $50, which includes access to every show Thursday-Saturday night. Single night passes are available, too.
When you come to TBIF, you can expect to check in at the Box Office and get your festival wristband. Parking is easily accessible right outside the Sunshine Center in downtown St. Pete, where the festival will be held in their 135 seat theater. Also, the Silent Auction and Art Show will be going on in the Sunshine Center lobby all weekend, featuring goods and prizes donated from local businesses, restaurants, and theaters like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4 Rivers Smokehouse, Unscripted Theatre, American Stage, and many others. Twenty-five percent of all silent auction and art sale proceeds go to benefit Pinellas County Career Academies of Seminole. We're also sponsored by Coppertail Brewing this year, who will be providing us with craft beer available in the lobby with other refreshments for a small donation.
This year also features our best lineup of workshops to date. Nine world-class improv instructors are converging on the scene to bring local and festival improvisers unique ways to up their game and dig into the art form. Workshops run Saturday in 3 blocks (10a-12p, 12p-2p, 2p-4p). You can buy tickets to workshops while seats are open, but hurry - 2 of them are already sold out! Workshops are open for up to 16 participants each and will take place around the corner from the Sunshine Center in the classrooms at American Stage.
Finally, festival patrons can take advantage of the festival rate at Hollander Hotel now through Oct 31st! Hollander Hotel is situated smack in between Sunshine Center and American Stage, giving festival goers an easy walk between all festival sites and the incredible downtown St. Pete nightlife and arts scene. Festival after parties will start around 11p, immediately following the final show of each night held at the Hollander Hotel restaurant and bar. Performers will receive a drink special on spirits with their festival badge and there will be a late-night menu for folks hungry after all the shows!
This year's festival kicks off at 6P Thursday, Nov 17th with performance from Unscripted Theatre's Equanimity, followed by American Stage's resident team, Hawk & Wayne. You can even more information about this years festivities by clicking here or get tickets by clicking the button below!