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6-th International Sofia Improv Fest
20 - 24 September 2023
Tickets for shows are available!
  • Four distinct genres will be performed during the festival
  • 12 hour masterclasses will be taught by the performers for each genre.
  • Lots of performance opportunities on our beautiful theatrical stage
  • Fun afterparties at our dedicated improv club with a bar
  • One of the friendliest improv communities in Europe 
  • All of that at an affordable travel destination with great food and fun people! Check us out!
Four distinct genres will headline this year's fest
Performers will teach
12, 6 and 3 hour workshops on the respective genre


Score! Hole in one! Touchdown! Foul!

Against All Odds takes the audience on a joyful ride to the world of improvised old-school sports movies! Whose story will we be following this time? The lovable underdog or maybe the hard-edged coach? This is a world where you can never have too many inspirational speeches, training-montages, or crushed childhood dreams.

These four improvisers/wannabe athletes take the stage by storm and will leave themselves breathless. "It's not about sports, it's about life!"


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Get ready to laugh and be amazed as SuperCut takes you on a wild ride through the world of Western films! This highly entertaining and completely spontaneous show will have you on the edge of your seat as the talented performers of SuperCut create a fully-fledged movie right before your eyes.

Whether it's a classic shootout at high noon or a heartwarming tale of friendship on the frontier, you can expect non-stop entertainment as these comedians work together to create a hilarious and memorable show.

Expect fast-paced action, hilarious dialogue, and unexpected twists and turns as the team expertly navigates the world of the Wild West.


The science fiction genre presents incredible worlds filled with space travel, robots, laser beams and giant worms.It tells stories of great heroes and villains, colossal battles of good vs evil. But what about the ordinary denizens of these extraordinary worlds? Goosehead seeks to introduce us to these everyday heroes. The little stories in the margins of the space operas. Catch up with a tribe of sand people at a family BBQ or see how a first date goes in Atlantis.Even a pan-galactic space wizard needs to wash her socks sometimes.


Acting is reacting. 

This grounded show is based on the professional acting background of the improvisers and will be an emotional and real improv experience. 

It focuses on the true and slow discoveries of both characters and plot. 

Workshops will have an emphasis on acting techniques and truthful stage presence. 



Here you can check out the idea of the workshop schedule and a detailed view of the workshops, color coded for the genres

Things to know before booking

Bulgarian Lev is 0.51 
When you see prices of workshops in Leva,
think half for prices in Euro


Getting a full pass for 50  grants you:

  • - 15% off all workshops

  • free entrance to all the shows (original price 60 

With the discount workshops will cost: 

3 hour - 29.75 €, 6 hour - 55 €, 12 hour - 110 €

Length of workshops

  • Six hour workshops last 7 hours , since lunch break is included. This way you can spend more time practicing and taking the most out of the workshops. 

  • Six and twelve hour workshops start at 10:30 and end at 17:30. 

  • workshop locations are near the venue

  • mixer teams will meet at 18:15 




Perform on our beautiful theater stage!

129 seats and a beautiful theater setting will make you feel like a star!

We well have mixer teams onstage
every night during the festival.

Lights, sound, action!


Join Masterclasses and a variety of Workshops!

Classes will focus on genres.

We will have 12 hour workshops
for advanced performers and
many other opportunities to 
hone your craft.

Mixer teams will be performing every night. 



Party AND
mountain time!

No need to choose. 
We have a wonderful after party space - our very own dedicated improv club with a bar!

Every night we have prepared a different party genre. 

Fun, fun, fun! 



Explore Sofia


Sofia has one of the fastest growing improv communities in Europe! 

We are friendly, take care of each other on and off stage, and we even go to the seaside together!

Since 2013  we are spreading the joy of improv around Sofia!

Low Prices

From flights and accommodation to workshops and food - everything is cheaper in Sofia!

Check out this accurate price comparison website and see for yourself!

Book a flight now! 


Our main stage is right across the hallway from 
ShiZi Improv Club - our dedicated improv comedy club! Both are at the very center of Sofia.

The city is very walkable,  vibrant and full of life. 


And don't get us started about the delicious food!

Welcome to Sofia! Whether you are an improviser taking a workshop, performing in an improv group, or simply here to watch improv performances in English or Bulgarian language, we know you will enjoy your time in the capital city of Bulgaria.


Surrounded by sprawling parkland, Sofia, lies at the foot of beautiful Vitosha mountain. With a history that stretches over seven millennia, archeological-rich Sofia is one of Europe's oldest cities.

Here are the top reasons you will fall in love with Sofia:

  • Wizz Air and Ryan Air flights to Sofia are cheap and frequent. The airport is very close to the city center and a metro ride costs only 0.60 €.

  • Sofia, and Bulgaria in general is very inexpensive compared to most places in Europe.  A two-bedroom apartment in central Sofia can cost 50 € per night at AirBnB.

  • Meals and food in markets are fresh and very cheap. Compare the cost of everyday items in Sofia to a city of your choice.

  • Sofia will reward you with delicious and very affordable cuisines of all kinds. There is a relaxed café culture of coffees and sweets.

  • Friendly and curious people. Drinking beer with friends in the park during the evenings is very common. 

  • If you decide that a city break is to your liking, taking a cable car to Vitosha mountain and hiking the meadows for some fresh air above the city is an easy and quick trip.


A hidden gem of a city with rich nightlife and diverse artistic landscape. Wide, cobblestone boulevards, charming boutiques and truly electrifying nightlife in this city of 1.7 million await you in Sofia. Where else do Roman ruins rest alongside old Socialist monuments and newly built glass covered buildings?

Sofia looks unlike most European cities because it is unlike any city you’ve ever visited. Within a few paces, you can see Thracian (an ancient pre-Greek and Roman) culture, evidence of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires, see medieval Bulgarian kings crowns along with independent Imperial Bulgaria from the late 19th until the mid-20th centuries. And of course, you will see the Bulgaria of the communist/Iron Curtain era along with modern independent Bulgaria, a member of NATO and the European Union.

​We look forward to seeing you here!


About ShiZi Improv Theater



We are ShiZi Pro - the first longform improv company in Bulgaria. We are following the Chicago style improv tradition for more than 10 years, doing weekly shows on a 130 seat venue in central Sofia. Our main show combines a longform format with monologues and musical improv. 

In 2016 we added a Shakespeare style improv show to our repertoire. Since 2018 we are also playing an improvised musical and in 2020 we stared playing Improvised Tarantino and a few other shows, just before the pandemic.


Thanks to our dedicated community, we kept teaching our improv classes during the past two years and started performing again to a full theater in early may 2022.


We are getting ready to a fantastic start of the new season with the sixth edition of Sofia International Improv Fest!

We are very excited to welcome all our guests!

You can see photos from our shows and some more info here.

We can't wait to welcome you to Sofia!

See you in September!

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