Frequently Asked Questions


Tickets can be purchased:

  • Online at Tickets are available online, up to 90 minutes prior to the show start time.
    Please note: plastic Gift Cards and Ticket Vouchers are only redeemable in person at the Box Office. Unfortunately they cannot be redeemed online.
  • In person at our Box Office during box office hours – Tuesday to Sunday after 6:00 pm.
  • Groups of 12 or more see our Group Ticketing information here. Our online Group Booking Form can be found here.
    Please note: to qualify for the group booking rate, bookings must be confirmed a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

The best way to check availability is to go to - the availability of all of our upcoming shows is posted there.
You can call our administrative office during regular business hours (M-F 9:30 am – 5:00 pm) at 604.738.7013.
If you are calling in the evening after 5:00 pm you can try calling the Box Office at 604.738.7013 ext 31.
Please note: The box office can be busy during show times, and may not be able to answer your call immediately. If that is the case, please leave a message and we’ll be sure to return your call within 48 hours.

We operate under reserved seating. You could purchase your additional tickets online at If you select the same section that your previous tickets are in, the system will provide you with the best available seating. Alternatively you could try to buy your additional tickets at our box office. We will do our best to help you get your friends seated as close to you as possible.
Please note: tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

We are unable to take reservations – but tickets may be purchased at in advance online at or at the Box Office.

  • Gift Certificates – can now be used to book tickets online. Please refer to your redemption letter which contains instructions as well as your certificate number and online security code. If you have not yet received these please contact for assistance.
  • Gift Cards (plastic cards) – Unfortunately Gift Cards cannot be used for online purchases. Please call 604.738.7013 ext 21 a minimum of 48 hours prior to book your seats. You may also redeem your Gift Card in person at the Box Office Wednesday through Sunday from 6:00 pm.
  • Ticket Vouchers – Ticket Vouchers can only be redeemed in person at our Box Office which is open Wednesday through Sunday from 6:00 pm. Unfortunately Ticket Vouchers cannot be used for online purchases.
  • Coupon – Please refer to the details of your coupon offer to see if it is redeemable online or in-person only.

Our ticket prices vary depending on the show. For all of our ticket prices please visit our ticket page.

We are wheelchair accessible and would be happy to assist you with seating.
Please Note: as accessible seating is limited, please contact us a minimum of 24 hours in advance to ensure that seats are available by contacting
Call 604.738.7013 ext 31
Visit the Box Office (Tue – Sun from 6:00 pm) at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island to book your tickets.

Please bring with you a piece of government issued photo ID. If you are picking up Student Tickets you will need to have your student ID with you as well.
Will Call: please print off your booking confirmation (this was emailed to you at time of booking on-line) and present it (either as a hard-copy print off or on your mobile device) to the Box Office any time after 6:00 pm. on the night of your show and we’ll have your tickets ready for you.

If you’ve already purchased your tickets, we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the show start time. This will give you enough time to claim your tickets at Will Call, visit the Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge for a drink and find your seats.

Performances start promptly at the time indicated on your ticket. Due to the nature of Improv, we unfortunately cannot seat Latecomers as it is too disruptive to the audience and cast. If the show has an Intermission, Latecomers can be seated at that time at the discretion of the Front of House Staff.
Please Note: 60-minute shows do not have an intermission.

All ticket sales are final and unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds. However we recommend that you don’t let your tickets go to waste. You can pass on your booking confirmation to a friend, and as long as they have that document (either printed or shown on their mobile device) they will be able to claim your tickets.


We encourage audience participation for all of our shows, but we would never ask an audience member to come up on stage or participate if they didn’t want to, regardless of where they’re seated.

Participation is encouraged and a key factor in Improv. Please call out your ideas or volunteer to participate when the cast requests audience participation. Untimely or ‘unasked for’ participation can be very disruptive to the cast and unpleasant for your fellow audience members. In such cases, individuals will be asked to leave the theatre if the disruptive behavior continues.

You are welcome to take pictures and post to Social Media before the show at Intermission and after the show. Please share them on our social media feeds with the tags @VanTheatreSport #VTS. Using your camera during the performance is disruptive to fellow audience members as well as to the cast and is not allowed under any circumstances. Individuals not respecting this regulation will be asked to leave the theatre.

Talking on the phone during the performance is disruptive to fellow audience members as well as the cast and is not allowed under any circumstances. Individuals not respecting this regulation will be asked to leave the theatre. If you must use your phone, please make your call in the hallway or Bar outside the theatre.

The Improv Centre is a fully-licensed facility with the Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge. Unlike other theatres, we encourage you to bring your beverages purchased from our bar into the theatre with you to enjoy during the show. The bar also offers a limited selection of snacks for purchase such as popcorn, peanuts and candy.

Beverages and snacks purchased from the Neil Macrae Bar are welcome to be brought into the theatre. Outside food is not permitted in the theatre.

VTS cannot accommodate children under the age of 8, toddlers or infants. The content of all our shows depends on audience suggestions, so any show could contain mature content. Parental discretion is advised. In general our 7:30 p.m. shows should be suitable for children aged 8 and over. Our later shows are No Children under 17.
Please Note: as The Improv Centre is a licensed facility, all minors (persons under the age of 19) must be accompanied by an adult.

Granville Island is pedestrian and cycling friendly. We are accessible via transit and have ample parking (majority of it is free after 7:00 pm). For more information please our How to Get Here page.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Customer Services during regular business hours (Mon - Fri: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm) by emailing or calling 604.738.7013 ext 21. Or contact the Box Office, during show times (Wed – Sun: after 6:00 pm) or call 604.738.7013 ext 31.

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