When does the festival take place?
June 26 – 30th, 2019. Workshops will take place during the day beginning Wednesday, June 26th and performances will take place evenings beginning Friday June 28th. Check the full schedule here.
What language are the shows and workshops in?
All events will take place in English. We will feature one podcast recording in German for our German speaking friends.
How are performances organized?
Hour-long performance blocks at each venue will feature two groups, each performing 25-minute sets. We have over 30 fantastic groups from across the world performing at Das Improv Festival! Check the full schedule here.
What venues will be a part of the festival?
Comedy Café Berlin (Roseggerstraße 17, 12059 Berlin) will be the main venue for shows and events. It is wheelchair accessible.
Our second venue is IDA Nowhere (Donaustraße 79, 12043 Berlin), and will feature local Berlin teams, workshops, and a hang space for performers.
Bothe venues are easily reachable via the S-Bahn station Sonnenallee, the M41 bus to Geygerstraße, and the U7 Karl-Marx-Straße.
The two venues are a 5-minute walk from one another.
What are some useful apps for finding my way around Berlin?
Directions: The official BVG (local transit system) app is called FahrInfo. It’s available in English and is often better than google maps because it is aware of construction and other details. You can buy tickets directly on the app and view a map of the train system.
If you don’t want to download the app you can use their website, too.
Google Maps does often work just fine, especially for walking.
Ride Sharing: BerlKönig, a ride-share app offered by the BVG (public transport), is affordable and easy to use. But its service is yet limited to certain neighborhoods.
Bike rental: Lidlbike, Moov, Next Bike, Lime, and a billion others
Taxi apps: mytaxi will order an official taxi for you. Uber and Lyft are not recommended.
When do the venues open?
Workshops will begin at Comedy Café Berlin on Wednesday, June 26th at 1pm.
Both venues will be open for workshops Friday, June 28th – Sunday, June 30th starting at 11am.
Performances begin at both venues at 7pm, Friday, June 28th – Sunday, June 30th
Will there be food at the venues?
Comedy Café Berlin sells a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches. IDA Nowhere will not have any food for sale. But there are plenty of great restaurants in the neighborhood.
Will there be a jam?
Yes! We will host a special Festival jam on Thursday, June 27th, – starting at 8pm.
How can I see shows?
Purchase a Festival Pass here.
What does a Festival Pass include?
A Festival Pass includes entry to shows at both festival venues, on a first-come-first-served basis. It does not guarantee entry to a specific show. That means there are enough seats for all Festival Pass holders across both venues. If one venue is full, there is space for you at the other venue. Comedy Café Berlin and IDA Nowhere are only a few minutes apart on foot. We recommend that you arrive early for shows you’d really like to see.
In the interest of fairness and to ensure our venues are kept clean, we will be clearing theaters after each hour-long performance block.
Festival Pass holders will also get entry to our closing night party on Sunday, June 30th.
Will there be tickets sold at the door?
Well, maybe. It’s possible that we will have some tickets for sale for individual performance blocks AT THE DOOR ONLY. It’s not guaranteed. Therefore, if you’d really like to see a show, we’d recommend that you buy a Festival Pass.
When and where can I pick up my Festival Pass?
Festival passes can be picked up at Comedy Café Berlin, during opening hours, starting Wednesday, June 26th.
Does this event have a code of conduct?
Yes! We take safety seriously, you can read the code of conduct here.
How can I register for workshops?
Find everything you need to know about workshops here.
Do I have to buy a Festival Pass in order to participate in a workshop?
No! Pass holders will be able to register before the general public, but provided availability and eligibility (some workshops require intermediate to advanced improv experience), anyone can register for workshops.
Can I perform or teach at the festival?
Applications to perform or teach at the festival have closed. Come and enjoy the festival this year, sign up for our newsletter to get notified when submissions open for next year, and apply for Das Improv Festival 2020!
I want to sponsor this event. How?
We’d be happy to have you and will love you forever! Please contact us via this form.