Sofia International Improv Festival will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria September 25 - 30, 2017

You can check out our lineup of teachers, learn more about Sofia, or sign up to perform or take classes. 

Enjoy! :)


Now accepting registrations for the 2nd Annual Sofia Improv Festival, Sept 25-30, in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The festival will feature some of Europe’s top improv teachers and performance opportunities at the newly renovated ShiZi Improv Club.


Registration is 60 BGN (30€) which includes admission to 6 nights of shows, 10 BGN (5€) off every workshop (which are only 20€ to start!), and performance opportunities on jams, mixers, and with your own team.

Perform in a mixer team on the stage of our newly refurnished 125 seats venue in central Sofia.

Have a drink and jam at the ShiZi Improv Club - a brand new dedicated club for improvisers in Sofia, Bulgaria.

You can check out our lineup of teachers and workshops (click on photos for more info), learn more about Sofia, or sign up to perform or take classes. 

Enjoy! :)



click on photos to read short biographies



register for workshops here



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, ruin-rich Sofia is one of Europe's oldest cities.

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.

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

  • 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. 

  • Many cultural sites to see for free! There are three FREE daily walking tours and other cool tours for the alternative minded.

  • The National Historical Museum is one of Eastern Europe's most extensive. Ticket price is only 5 €.

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

  • Flights on Wizz Air and Ryan Air to Sofia are cheap and frequent. A taxi ride from the airport to the Sofia city center is no more than 7 €.

  • 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, and Bulgaria in general is very inexpensive compared to most places in Europe.  A two-bedroom apartment in central Sofia can cost 30 € per day at AirBnb.

  • For those with extra time, a day or half day trip to see the nearby city of Plovdiv (90 minutes from Sofia by bus) and the oldest continuously lived-in city in Europe:

  • For some peace and quiet, visit Rila Monastery, the largest and arguably most beautiful functioning monastery in Southeastern Europe.


Sofia is easily walkable, but also has two modern metro lines, trolleys, trams and buses that traverse the city.

A hidden gem of a city with rich nightlife and diverse artistic landscape. Wide, cobblestone boulevards, charming boutiques and truly electrifying nightlife star in this city of 1.5 million await you in Sofia. Where else do Roman ruins rest alongside old Socialist monuments and newly built glass covered buildings?

​We look forward to seeing you here!



We are ShiZi Pro - the first longform improv company in Bulgaria. We are following the Chicago style improv tradition for almost 5 years, doing weekly shows that combine a longform format with monologues and musical improv. 
In 2016 we introduced a Shakespeare style improv show to the Bulgarian audience. 

Currently we are preparing to open the first dedicated improv club in Sofia. Also we are helping with the reconstruction of the main venue, where we usually perform in front of 130 people. 

This will be the second edition of Sofia International Improv Festival and we are very excited to welcome all our guests!

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


We are currently in the process of renovating the venue, where we perform and creating the first improv club in Sofia right next door. Both will have an official opening right before the festival!

We're running an indiegogo campaign if you want to lend a hand :) 



You can sign up easily and join us for a week of fun and improv in Sofia!

If you're interested in performing with your own team or you want to join a mixer team, please fill in the form below.

Here, you can register for workshops with our teachers.