September always feels like the ‘real’ New Year – summer vacation is over and it’s the start of the academic year. It doesn’t matter if you are a student or have been out of school for decades, the feeling still persists.
Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) honours the beginning of fall with a special improv show dedicated to school days. Back to School TheatreSports takes classic TheatreSports short form improv ‘games’ and adapts them to parody classroom clichés and cliques (some things never change). Instead of the traditional TheatreSports referee, the action will be overseen by a very stern Principal. Scenarios may see a team of Nerds vie against Jocks, or Cool Kids against Academics for instance. Rule infractions will result in player ‘detentions.’
Players will be improvising using school-themed suggestions to create the scenarios – awkward first dates, trying out for the team and cramming for exams come readily to mind. Regardless of whether you are/were a jock, a nerd or one of the cool kids at school, everyone will be able to relate and find something to laugh about at Back to School TheatreSports.
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Programming and shows subject to change without notice.
We visited TheaterSports last weekend. Fantastic experience! The host was great, the teams absolutely hilarious, the crowd was enthusiastic, and we had a wonderful night! I really appreciate the intimate setting - it's comfortable, relaxed, and laid back. This is definitely going to become a regular spot for us! Thank you for the lovely evening (and many more to come!)."
Have been attending shows regularly for 14 years now, never disappointed! Great value for your money, it's basically $20 for 1.5 hours. Perfect first date, date nights with spouse, girls night out, you name it."
A great way to spend the evening outside of the "downtown" core. If you love watching a great comedy show totally recommend going and checking out the theatre sports shows. The shows are well priced and very entertaining. Staff and performers are very friendly and make the evening a night to remember."
We got to see a two team competition show on a Friday night and it was great. The performers fed off the energy of the crowd and kept people laughing through the whole show. If you like improv comedy, you need to see Vancouver TheatreSports League in action."
I took the plunge, and saw one of the Friday evening shows. It's a gas! Would totally recommend it to anyone looking for a good har-har in the evening. Drinks, funny people, cheap tickets, on beautiful and fun Granville Island.... the list goes on. See TheatreSports. Do it!"
This was so much fun. Had a great time. Went to see the 9:30 TheatreSports show and decided, on a whim, to stay and watch the late 11:15 show too. Our favourite experience from our day trip to Granville Island. Laughed and laughed. The cast had a great time and so did we."
Vancouver TheatreSports League hosts hilarious improvisational shows that are similar to what you see on "Whose Line Is It Anyway." It has a theatre, bar, and patio - you can bring your drinks into the theatre. You can purchase tickets in advance or at the box office. I recommend taking your friends and family out to VTSL for a nice night of laughter :) Sign up on their site to get a complimentary ticket to a show on your birthday!"
Awesome actors-great creativeness and just a barrel of fun. You must go! Heck, we're going back very soon."
We went to TheatreSports this past Saturday, February 16, for the 7:30pm show. We've never laughed so hard in our lives! Thanks for the great show – we can't recommend it enough and will definitely be back."
TheatreSports always entertains! Best value in live entertainment in the city!"