Shows

Are you an improviser? Join most of our visiting improvisers in our volunteer team. And because we love love love love LOVE our volunteers so much, we reward them with a free evening ticket for the day they volunteer!
Questions? Read up on our frequently asked questions page.

Our evenings start with an open stage or pre-show that is free for all.
For the rest of the night your ticket gives you access to three amazing shows every evening from Monday January 24 to Saturday 29 January 2022, from 20:00 till 23:30. Two shows on the main stage and a choice between two late night shows from Monday to Friday on two smaller stages. The last Saturday has two main shows and ends with a themed after party to dance out all impressions of the week! Feast your eyes every night and buy a passepartout to get access to all evenings but only pay for five.

Curious to know what shows? Check out the schedule below.

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  • Monday

    January 24, 2022

  • 18:45 - 19:30
    It’s graduation night for the Grapevine High School improv comedy class! There’s just one small problem: the drama teacher fell sick at the last minute. Luckily the high school football coach, Ted Rookard, has volunteered to direct the show. He’s got a sports-minded attitude and a brand-new copy of “Improv for Dummies.” What could go wrong? Work your own improv magic with cast members! No ticket needed, just hop in.
    Cost: € Free entry
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  • 20:00 - 21:00
    Welcome to IMPRO Amsterdam! In this first show, our main cast players from all over the world and the Netherlands will give you a taste of their unique improv style. Expect teasers of everything IMPRO Amsterdam 2022 has to offer.
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 21:20 - 22:20
    One of the most emblematic things in Greek culture is the bench. It’s a meet-up place, but also a resting place. People sit there to enjoy a date, to eat, to drink a beer, to take a break, to study or read the news, even to party! If you sit on a bench with a stranger, you’d better be prepared to have a random, but so many times, unforgettable and meaningful conversation. This is what happens in this show. One bench, and 2 strangers that meet there by luck.
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 22:45 - 23:30
    A unique musical theatre experience from minds behind 5☆ multiple Edinburgh Fringe sell-out CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation and international festival favourite Mørdsäga.In an attempt to get right to the emotional heart of musical theatre, the exceptionally flawed human beings of "Your Flaws: The Musical" take an audience member's perceived self weakness, something they'd wish to remove or better understand about themselves, and pull the room together on a mutual journey of discovery. Darkly funny, sometimes heart breaking, but always heartfelt.YFTM invites us to find joy in our shared vulnerability through the greatest medium ever created: Musical Theatre.Cast: Lee Apsey (CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation, Multiverse Musical, Slattery Night Fever) Emma Wessleus (Mordsaga, Multiverse Musical, Easy Laughs) And jazz savant Patrick Clopon on piano.Press (from previous work): "A spectacular must see" ***** Bunbury"Innovation and top tier entertainment" ***** Wee Review"Will leave you feeling like you were part of something unique." Everything Theatre"Bursting With Charisma" Voice Magazine"Masters in their field" Leicestershire Press"Top Ten Things to do in Luxembourg This Weekend" The Luxembourg Chronicle
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 22:45 - 23:30
    Hailing from New York City/Austin, imp. has been performing nationally since 2003, combining the inspirations of Commedia dell’Arte, Cirque du Soleil, Jacques Tati and Bill Irwin into their improvisation. Imp. was originally created in 2001 by Asaf Ronen who had just finished scouting talent for Cirque du Soleil. Inspired by the audition process he witnessed, Asaf created a new approach to improvisational scenework. Imp. was reformed twelve years ago as a two-person troupe featuring Karen Wight who pulled from her classical theater and dance background. Together, Asaf and Karen have explored the depths of silent communication and have taken the show on the road to Chicago, Miami, Oberlin, Toronto and other locations across the country. Imp. always holds to its basic tenets of what makes a story and its characters engaging and how the body can be used more concisely to convey those ideas.
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 23:58 - 23:59
    - This ticket gives you access to both the shows at 20:00, 21:20 and one of the shows at 22:45*.
    *Only limited seats available per late-night show so get your late-night card before the first main show starts. Ask at the front desk.
    - The theatre has free seating.
    - The festival organisation does not refund nor take back tickets. Do you want to trade a spare ticket? Try our Facebook page. Or join our Facebook group and post your offer there
    - This ticket also gives you access to our grand after-party on Saturday, after the final show.


    Open stage this Monday by coach Rookard 18:45 - 19:30

    It’s graduation night for the Grapevine High School improv comedy class! There’s just one small problem: the drama teacher fell sick at the last minute. Luckily the high school football coach, Ted Rookard, has volunteered to direct the show. He’s got a sports-minded attitude and a brand-new copy of “Improv for Dummies.” What could go wrong? Work your own improv magic with cast members! No ticket needed, just hop in.
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
    show

  • 23:59 - 23:59
    This passepartout gives you access to a whole week of preshows, main shows and late night shows and the spectacular afterparty! You get six nights of shows and only pay for five!
    Cost: € 105
    show

  • Tuesday

    January 25, 2022

  • 18:45 - 19:30
    It’s graduation night for the Grapevine High School improv comedy class! There’s just one small problem: the drama teacher fell sick at the last minute. Luckily the high school football coach, Ted Rookard, has volunteered to direct the show. He’s got a sports-minded attitude and a brand-new copy of “Improv for Dummies.” What could go wrong? Work your own improv magic with cast members! No ticket needed, just hop in.
    Cost: Free entry
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  • 20:00 - 21:00
    In a time when everyone is separated, improv brings the world together! Join us for this special, live, unscripted show featuring talented improvisers from around the world. Starting with a suggestion from the audience, the international cast will be guided in real time by the director as they create a brand new improvised contemporary play that no one in the world has ever seen.
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 21:20 - 22:20
    "Imagine - a human hand approaching a moist nose of a wild animal... Yes, this is a Doris Likes Everything show!The Dorks are going to take you on a wild ride into the world of very special relationships between human and animal. Think Free Willy and Black Beauty! In this show you will be invited to feel both uplifted and devastated. But be warned, after this show you will want to rescue an animal!"
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 22:45 - 23:30
    Got problems? Want to hear songs about them? In this special cabaret performance, Stacey Smith and Ella Galt are two hardened cabaret singers, peddling their show from town to town and spinning your pet peeves, hangups and heartbreaks into cathartic musical numbers. Whatever your grievances, there's nothing like a showstopping, toe-tapping refrain with a healthy dose of razzle dazzle to blow the blues away.
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 22:45 - 23:30
    I LOVE THAT SCENE! promises a night of nostalgia. Remember that one scene from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ where they ruin dad’s car? Or the secret tunnel behind the poster on the cell wall in ‘Shawshank Redemption’? Sure you do! And if you don’t, not to worry; Stefan and Johan will revisit scenes such as these and incorporate them in unique and wonderful stories. Ever wondered how Forrest Gump’s table tennis scene would fit into a Sci-fi action flick? Neither have Stefan and Johan, but they’re sure you’re gonna LOVE THAT SCENE. So sit back and join them on a trip down movie and tv-show history.
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 23:58 - 23:59
    - This ticket gives you access to both the shows at 20:00, 21:20 and one of the shows at 22:45*.
    *Only limited seats available per late-night show so get your late-night card before the first main show starts. Ask at the front desk.
    - The theatre has free seating.
    - The festival organisation does not refund nor take back tickets. Do you want to trade a spare ticket? Try our Facebook page. Or join our Facebook group and post your offer there
    - This ticket also gives you access to our grand after-party on Saturday, after the final show.


    Open stage this Tuesday by coach Rookard 18:45 - 19:30

    It’s graduation night for the Grapevine High School improv comedy class! There’s just one small problem: the drama teacher fell sick at the last minute. Luckily the high school football coach, Ted Rookard, has volunteered to direct the show. He’s got a sports-minded attitude and a brand-new copy of “Improv for Dummies.” What could go wrong? Work your own improv magic with cast members! No ticket needed, just hop in.
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
    show

  • 23:59 - 23:59
    This passepartout gives you access to a whole week of preshows, main shows and late night shows and the spectacular afterparty! You get six nights of shows and only pay for five!
    Cost: € 105
    show

  • Wednesday

    January 26, 2022

  • 18:45 - 19:30
    Infamous, notorious, and probably untold! After a full-day workshop, Laura’s students will perform their showcase. The players will be inspired by the stories of the bad and badass women from history and improvise moments that may (or should) have been.
    Cost: Free entry
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  • 20:00 - 21:00
    Atlantis is the name of an island mentioned in two texts by the Greek philosopher Plato that has always been shrouded in mystery: did it exist? Is it just a fiction?The show tells the story of a city that, like Atlantis, disappeared without a trace. Who inhabited it? What were its inhabitants like? What exactly happened?
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 21:20 - 22:20
    Rohit Nair and Nasir Engineer team up to bring their signature improv format to the international stage.In this show, the two of them will take on the task of setting up a crime and solving it, all the while playing different characters, interacting with the audience and most importantly, improvising every damn thing.So who is the murderer? Let’s go solve this crime.
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 22:45 - 23:30
    Something witty this way comes! RHYMES WITH WITCHES is an all-girls team doing long-form improv in English. After taking a suggestion from the audience, these 7 women will take you on a crazy journey through a live montage of kooky stories, crazy characters, insane scenes and silly situations, all made up on the spot.
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 22:45 - 23:30
    Somewhat Theatre adapt local folk tales for the stage. They aren't what you'd call exact adaptations, but you could argue they're faithful, in an absurdist way.It's all very serious and all very silly.Playful experimental theatre from some of London's cleverest idiots. Uniquely us, but tied to wherever we go.
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 23:58 - 23:59
    -This ticket gives you access to both the shows at 20:00, 21:20 and one of the shows at 22:45*.
    *Only limited seats available per late-night show so get your late-night card before the first main show starts. Ask at the front desk.
    -The theatre has free seating.
    -The festival organisation does not refund nor take back tickets. Do you want to trade a spare ticket? Try our Facebook page. Or join our Facebook group and post your offer there
    -This ticket also gives you access to our grand after-party on Saturday, after the final show.


    Special preshow this Wednesday: 'The Scandalous Women of History' 18:45 - 19:30

    The participants of the workshop by Laura Doorneweerd will tell you all about history, badass female history. No ticket needed, just hop in!
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 23:59 - 23:59
    This passepartout gives you access to a whole week of preshows, main shows and late night shows and the spectacular afterparty! You get six nights of shows and only pay for five!
    Cost: € 105
    show

  • Thursday

    January 27, 2022

  • 18:45 - 19:30
    It’s graduation night for the Grapevine High School improv comedy class! There’s just one small problem: the drama teacher fell sick at the last minute. Luckily the high school football coach, Ted Rookard, has volunteered to direct the show. He’s got a sports-minded attitude and a brand-new copy of “Improv for Dummies.” What could go wrong? Work your own improv magic with cast members! No ticket needed, just hop in.
    Cost: Free entry
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  • 20:00 - 21:00
    The human world can be a dark place. It can also be simple and uplifting. In fact, nothing is ever black or white. We go through everyday life looking for moments of magic. What if we switch it, and look for everyday moments in a magical world?This poetic, sensitive and emotional place is Japanese director Miyazaki’s kingdom. A story where magic is real and reality is magic.
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 21:20 - 22:20
    Using a couple of suggestions from the audience Edi and Dan will create a brand new unscripted one-act play that may or not be in a literary style that you may or may not know. Maybe they will just make one up!
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 22:45 - 23:30
    Two improvisers and one thread. The thread can connect, it can break, or it can become an object... In this show the improvisers are exploring their presence and their connection via a literal thread in a shape of a rope. They use the thread to play with and to manifest their connection. The unseen bond between the improvisers become visible thus giving us a new field of play and a source of inspiration. Knitting is a longform format that is constantly developing, changing and growing.
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 22:45 - 23:30
    What if in the course of evolution another species would have taken over the world and humans where just considered an animal?
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 23:58 - 23:59
    - This ticket gives you access to both the shows at 20:00, 21:20 and one of the shows at 22:45*.
    *Only limited seats available per late-night show so get your late-night card before the first main show starts. Ask at the front desk.
    - The theatre has free seating.
    - The festival organisation does not refund nor take back tickets. Do you want to trade a spare ticket? Try our Facebook page. Or join our Facebook group and post your offer there
    - This ticket also gives you access to our grand after-party on Saturday, after the final show.


    Open stage this Thursday by coach Rookard 18:45 - 19:30

    It’s graduation night for the Grapevine High School improv comedy class! There’s just one small problem: the drama teacher fell sick at the last minute. Luckily the high school football coach, Ted Rookard, has volunteered to direct the show. He’s got a sports-minded attitude and a brand-new copy of “Improv for Dummies.” What could go wrong? Work your own improv magic with cast members! No ticket needed, just hop in.
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
    show

  • 23:59 - 23:59
    This passepartout gives you access to a whole week of preshows, main shows and late night shows and the spectacular afterparty! You get six nights of shows and only pay for five!
    Cost: € 105
    show

  • Friday

    January 28, 2022

  • 18:45 - 19:30
    It’s graduation night for the Grapevine High School improv comedy class! There’s just one small problem: the drama teacher fell sick at the last minute. Luckily the high school football coach, Ted Rookard, has volunteered to direct the show. He’s got a sports-minded attitude and a brand-new copy of “Improv for Dummies.” What could go wrong? Work your own improv magic with cast members! No ticket needed, just hop in.
    Cost: Free entry
    show

  • 20:00 - 21:00
    Isn’t it a shame that there is not a museum about everything? Well now there is! The audience chooses the museum’s theme and the cast brings it to life! The museum of break ups, the museum of graduations, the museum of family vacations. Our statues will tell you stories about whatever the museum is about and give you the whole experience. The only museum that asks you what you would like to see is here!
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 21:20 - 22:20
    Solo is a play in which only one performer (Luis de Pablo) creates the music and the lyrics of fourteen songs with the help of the audience.
    Love is the air, but for Claudio the air of his city is polluted. So carrying his music as his only luggage he goes back to his mother home village where the countryside smell, the fresh air and the impertinent Cupid will get to his heart through a little open window.  From this moment a musical, unpredictable and passionate journey searching for love begins.
    Does love has a final destiny?
    What does mean to be loved?
    What is love exactly?
    Is love the solution to stop being alone?
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 22:45 - 23:30
    "Momentum" is inspired by cartoons, pantomime, clowning, silent movies and dancing. Who needs words when you have momentum?
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 22:45 - 23:30
    Grab your own TV dinner freshly warmed in your new microwave, that frosty beer from the Frigidaire, & gather around as the cast takes you on an improvised musical journey based on the beloved television show "I Love Lucy". You choose the "Lucy" from the cast as well as provide us with what the episode is about, we create the magic.
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 23:58 - 23:59
    - This ticket gives you access to both the shows at 20:00, 21:20 and one of the shows at 22:45*.
    *Only limited seats available per late-night show so get your late-night card before the first main show starts. Ask at the front desk.
    - The theatre has free seating.
    - The festival organisation does not refund nor take back tickets. Do you want to trade a spare ticket? Try our Facebook page. Or join our Facebook group and post your offer there
    - This ticket also gives you access to our grand after-party on Saturday, after the final show.


    Open stage this Monday by coach Rookard 18:45 - 19:30

    It’s graduation night for the Grapevine High School improv comedy class! There’s just one small problem: the drama teacher fell sick at the last minute. Luckily the high school football coach, Ted Rookard, has volunteered to direct the show. He’s got a sports-minded attitude and a brand-new copy of “Improv for Dummies.” What could go wrong? Work your own improv magic with cast members! No ticket needed, just hop in.
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
    show

  • 23:59 - 23:59
    This passepartout gives you access to a whole week of preshows, main shows and late night shows and the spectacular afterparty! You get six nights of shows and only pay for five!
    Cost: € 105
    show

  • Saturday.

    January 29, 2022

  • 20:00 - 21:00
    How can one song resonate with people around the world in different ways? The same track that got me through a tough breakup might be your jam for hitting the dance floor. Come see a story about different people in different places at different moments in their life, all connected by a single song. And hear how that song evolves before our eyes from a single line given by the audience to the mega hit that moved all these people - and maybe you.Directed by Vincent van der Noort & Laura Doorneweerd-Perry.
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 21:20 - 22:20
    For decades, India has produced some of the most iconic Blockbuster movies. Inspired by these, we'll creat a revenge-movie format on stage. Think about a protagonist and antagonist, revenge, conflict, song and lot's of dance.
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 22:45 - 23:30
    On the final evening of IMPRO Amsterdam we'll be dancing the night away to a theme to be determined by our party commission. Want to be in the commission? Fill out our volunteer form. https://www.impro-amsterdam.nl/volunteers
    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
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  • 23:58 - 23:59
    - This ticket gives you access to both the shows at 20:00, 21:20 and one of the shows at 22:45*.
    *Only limited seats available per late-night show so get your late-night card before the first main show starts. Ask at the front desk.
    - The theatre has free seating.
    - The festival organisation does not refund nor take back tickets. Do you want to trade a spare ticket? Try our Facebook page. Or join our Facebook group and post your offer there
    - This ticket also gives you access to our grand after-party on Saturday, after the final show.


    Cost: € 21 (all shows this evening included)
    show

  • 23:59 - 23:59
    This passepartout gives you access to a whole week of preshows, main shows and late night shows and the spectacular afterparty! You get six nights of shows and only pay for five!
    Cost: € 105
    show

All evening shows will be held at the Rode Hoed theater.
All shows and workshops are in English!
Read other frequently asked questions here.