TheatreSports™

Razor-sharp wit and lightning-fast reflexes, two teams of players are pitted against each other in competitive improv matches.

Oh, Canada – The True North Strong and Funny

VTSL improvisers take a loving and comedic look at what makes us uniquely Canadian – poking fun at the stereotypes of Canada. Opens June 29.

Firecracker!

Dynamite Ladies. Explosive Comedy. Our all-female show featuring some of the best improvisers in Canada. Enjoy this show at half-price.

#NoFilter – The LOL of TMI

Our improvisers delve into our over-shared digital world. From Snapchat to Instagram, Weibo to Facebook and everything in between.

Ok Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy

Our 17+ show is 60 minutes of fast-paced, no-holds-barred comedy looking at the good, bad and the laughable of Vancouver’s dating scene.
Improv Comedy Institute
Improve your life with improv. Register for ICI courses today, including Spontaneity for beginners.
Improve your life with improv. Register for ICI courses today, including Spontaneity for beginners.
Group Tickets: Cheaper by the dozen
Groups of 12 or more get a discount. Easy to order online and save. Book now. More info? 604.738.7013 x 21 / services@vtsl.com
Groups of 12 or more get a discount. Easy to order online and save. Book now. More info? 604.738.7013 x 21 / services@vtsl.com
VTSL Gift Certificates
Give the gift of laughter. VTSL offers Gift Certificates in a range of denominations to suit every budget.
Give the gift of laughter. VTSL offers Gift Certificates in a range of denominations to suit every budget.
Rookie Night
Catch the stars of tomorrow before the become famous – a mix of classic games and new formats.
Catch the stars of tomorrow before the become famous – a mix of classic games and new formats.

Bringing you laughter in the spur of the moment.

Vancouver TheatreSports® League is a unique professional theatre organization dedicated to the growth and exploration of exceptional improv-based work for the purpose of challenging and inspiring the community.

Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL) began in 1980 and is now an award-winning theatre company, and a pillar of the Vancouver comedy scene.  VTSL produces some of the most daring and innovative improv anywhere with a style that is a highly theatrical fusion of the dramatic elements of comedy and tragedy coupled with the enthusiasm and edge-of-your-seat excitement of professional sport.

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The Improv Comedy Institute

The ICI is the official education division of the Vancouver TheatreSports League. With us, you will learn the VTSL style of improv that has launched the careers of Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Ellie Harvie, Nancy Robertson and more.

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Our Venue - The Improv Centre

Nestled at the entrance to Granville Island, at 1502 Duranleau Street across from the Kids’ Only Market, the Improv Centre opened its doors in the spring of 2010 as the official home of The Vancouver TheatreSports™ League.

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From memorable company holiday parties and client appreciation events to innovative corporate training.

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Improv for Business

VTSL Corporate Training uses techniques of improvisation as tools to strengthen and develop teamwork, communication, creativity and innovation. The result: leaders, teams and organizations with the creative and interpersonal skills to manage the unexpected and meet change rapidly.

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