Maestro Impro™

A crash-and-burn elimination style show where audiences help to determine the improv 'Maestro' of the night! Created by Keith Johnstone.

Maestro Impro™

Created by Keith Johnstone

Maestro Impro™ is often described as a ‘crash-and-burn-elimination-style’ format that is ideal for a larger group of improvisors of varying skill levels. Each improviser is given a numbered button, or pinny, to wear and their names appear on the scoreboard next to their number. Two directors (though you can do it with one) take turns randomly pulling the numbers of players to cast their scenes. The Directors are there to inspire the players, help out less experienced improvisers, and to keep the flow of the performance on track. A ‘Host’ asks the audience to score each scene out of 5. As the evening progresses, lower scoring players are eliminated until only one improviser remains: The ‘Maestro’.


  • Wednesday, October 16 – 7:30p.m. | Waterfront Theatre
    • Price (online): Adult – $20  Student/Senior – $17
  • Friday, October 18 – 9:30p.m. | Waterfront Theatre
    • Price (online): Adult – $28.50  Student/Senior – $23.25
  • Saturday, October 19 – 9:30p.m. | Waterfront Theatre
    • Price (online): Adult – $28.50  Student/Senior – $23.25

 This show is suitable for children aged 8 and over. We cannot accommodate younger children, toddlers or infants. Any show may contain mature content and language, parental discretion is advised.

Programming and shows subject to change without notice.

This show is an International TheatreSports Festival performance:

The Improv World is coming to VTS from October 14 – 20 when we will be playing host to the International TheatreSports Institute (iTi) Conference and Festival. The iTi is the largest improv network in the world. Every two years they convene a conference and improv festival that brings together improvisers from around the globe. The theme of this year’s festival is ImproV Ecology in recognition of how the improv art form has evolved around the world to reflect the influences it receives from different cultural terroirs. The Festival showcases improv formats created by iTi founder Keith Johnstone (e.g. Theatresports™, Gorilla Theatre™, Maestro Impro™ and The Life Game™), along with signature performances by some of the visiting international delegates and companies. All shows will take place on Granville Island. In addition to our own theatre, The Improv Centre, we will also be performing at the Waterfront Theatre and at the Nest Studio Theatre – all three venues are only a short walk apart from each other.

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