5th International Sofia Improv Fest
7th - 10th September 2022
Join us in celebrating improv!
masterful and fun teachers with lots of experience to learn from and hone your skills
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
an optional hiking day to the beautiful Vitosha mountain
All of that at an affordable travel destination with great food and fun people! Check us out!
Purchase a FULL PASS HERE and get a 15% discount for all workshops!
You will receive a coupon code in your mail. Use it when purchasing workshops to get -15% off.
The Registration ticket costs 45€ and gets you a full pass to all the shows and a -15% discount on all the workshops.
Workshops start at just 29€ per 3 hour workshop (less than 25€ with the discount!)
Perform on our beautiful theater stage!
129 seats and a beautiful theater setting will make you feel as a star!
Lights, sound, action!
Join Masterclasses and a variety of Workshops!
Classes will start as early as September 5th giving you more opportunities for deep dives into improv.
Information on workshops will be available soon!
No need to choose.
We have a wonderful after party space - our very own dedicated improv club with a bar!
You could also join a hike to Vitosha mountain on the weekend
We are currently accepting applications for performing groups!
If selected, al performers will receive:
50% discount on the full pass for the shows
20% discount on all workshops
gifts and memorabilia from the festival
Thank you for getting in touch and we hope to see you soon!
To apply, or for any other questions you might have, please fill in the form below.
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!
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:
Sofia, and Bulgaria in general is very inexpensive compared to most places in Europe. A two-bedroom apartment in central Sofia can cost 30 € 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 9 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 fifth edition of Sofia International Improv Fest!
We are very excited to welcome all our guests!
You can see photos from our show and some more info here.
We can't wait to welcome you to Sofia!
See you in September!