Shows

“A hugely entertaining evening. Hilarious”
– Sydney Arts Guide

“A rollicking night of laughs”
– Megaphone

 

2018 MAINSTAGE SEASON

Theatresports All-Stars:
Battle of the Champions

Sunday May 6th, 6pm,
Enmore Theatre

Directed by Jane Simmons


Theatresports National Championships

Date: TBC


Theatresports Schools Competition- Intermediate & Senior Grand Final

Sunday 17th June, Enmore Theatre

Directed by Jon Williams


Celebrity Theatresports

13th August, Enmore Theatre

Directed by David Callan

BOOKINGS:

http://www.enmoretheatre.com.au/events/2018/08/05/celebrity-theatresports


Cranston Cup Season

Heats from September-November

Directed by Maddie Parker


Cranston Cup Grand Final

Enmore Theatre

2nd December 2018

“Crazy, fast-paced, always entertaining.”
– Weekend Notes

Enquiries

Administrator: John Barnier

admin [at] improaustralia.com.au

CELEBRITY THEATRESPORTS®

Celebrity Theatresports® is the night the stars come out to play – and the funniest fundraiser of the year! Celebrities and improvisers take to the Enmore Theatre stage without a script to make up comedy scenes on the spot from your ideas. A cast of some of Australia’s best-known performers face crazy comedy challenges and ad-lib their way to glory – all for a great cause!

In previous years, Celebrity Theatresports has helped raise money for The Starlight Foundation, Canteen and an Indigenous Youth Fund amongst others.

Guest have included Jay Laga’aia, Darren Gilshenan, Deborah Cheetham AO, Matthew Mitcham, Angela Bishop, Wil Anderson, Cam Knight, Julia Zemiro, Leah Purcell, Benita Collings, Toby Truslove, Bonnie Sveen, Andrew O’Keefe, Cal Wilson, Claire Hooper, Adam Spencer, Tara Moss, Andrew Denton, The Umbilical Brothers, Craig Reucassel, Dan Ilic, Rob Carlton, and many many more! This is improvised comedy at its biggest and best.

The Enmore Theatre

Sun 5th August 2018

BOOKINGS:

http://www.enmoretheatre.com.au/events/2018/08/05/celebrity-theatresports


THEATRESPORTS® ALL STARS: BATTLE OF THE CHAMPIONS
ENMORE THEATRE

 

Three generations of impro comedy geniuses go head-to-head in the ultimate showdown!

For over thirty years, some of the country’s fastest, funniest and finest performers and comedians have starred in Theatresports® at the iconic Enmore Theatre, delighting audiences young and old. This wildly popular cult comedy show has a tradition of uncovering some of Australia’s most talented people.

Now, the best of the jest will mash and clash in the Battle of the Champions. Icons of the ‘eighties, legends of the naughties and the young guns of now put their wits on the line, creating hilarious theatre magic off the top of their heads. Launched in 1986, Theatresports is Australia’s longest-running comedy show. Many a rising star has trodden the show’s boards over the last 32 years. The Battle of the Champions celebrates and pays homage to those years and reunites the legends alongside the brilliant new guard. Adam Spencer, Andrew O’Keefe, Jo O’Reilly, Ewan Campbell, Rebecca de Unamuno, Susie Youssef, Jordan Raskopoulos, Edan Lacey, Harry Milas, Bridie Connell and Kate Coates (among many others) mix and match – with even some current Theatresports High Schools Challenge stars leaping into the fray!

Time-travelling through iconic moments of cultural and world history of the last few decades – and predicting future events – the Golden Oldies, The Middle-Agers and the iBabies will battle it out to see who are the real stars!

In 2018 the show was Directed by Jane Simmons with hosts Nigel Sutton and Jenny Hope and musical improviser Gep Blake. It promises to be bigger and better in 2019! Stay tuned for details and dates.

“A hugely entertaining evening. Hilarious.” – Sydney Arts Guide

“Unbridled hilarity. Don’t miss it.” – Blitz

“The Best of the Best” – Weekend Notes

 

 “Unbridled hilarity. Don’t miss it.” – Blitz

 


GOLDEN GOOSE AWARDS  

They’re young, they’re hot and they’re very, very funny. The Golden Goose Award honours the BEST NEW IMPRO COMEDY SHOWS OF THE YEAR by young comics, aged 18-25 years. Many super-talented comedians of the future enter the competition but only two finalists will go head-to-head in this hilarious comedy showdown, presenting their new comedy creations in the hope of winning the coveted Golden Goose statuette, and a fabulous cash prize!

Date TBC

 

 

 


THEATRESPORTS® NATIONALS

It’s the State of Origin of off-the-cuff comedy! The hottest teams of
quick-thinking performers from across the country are descending on Sydney. They come from afar  to battle it out for the National Championship Crown.

The Enmore Theatre

Date: TBC

 

 

 

 


TSC GRAND FINAL

For over 10 years, Impro Australia has produced one of the State’s premier inter-school competitions- The Theatresports® Schools Challenge (TSC).

The TSC brings together over 100 independent and government schools from high schools across Sydney, Wollongong, the Central Coast and as far out as Bowral and Nowra to take part to perform together and enjoy themselves in the joyful spirit of improvisation.

After rounds of heats and semi-finals, the top teams from across the State compete in the TSC Grand Final, to audiences of up to 1500 people.

The Enmore Theatre

June 2109

 


THEATRESPORTS® CRANSTON CUP

 “Endless laughs and surprises” – Altmedia

A Sydney Comedy institution, the Theatresports® Cranston Cup season is an annual Theatresports® competition between top-level teams, where Impro Australia’s top and celebrity performers come together with the freshest new talent in a hilarious night of improvised comedy.

With heats beginning in September of each year, the Cranston Cup has its ‘mega’ Grand Final at the Enmore Theatre at the beginning of December. It’s a quest the win the biggest – and possibly the ugliest – trophy in existence, the esteemed Cranston Cup.The Wizard's Finger

Born of humble beginnings in 1985, this wildly popular ‘cult’ impro-comedy show now attracts performers from around the nation.

It has helped launch the careers of a multitude of well-known actors, comics and comedy writers.

Directed by Madie Parker

Heats from September-November

Grand Final- Enmore Theatre

December 2nd 2018


OTHER IA SHOWS

Impro Australia holds various shows throughout the year at different venues throughout Sydney, including the Harold Park Hotel and The Factory Theatre.

These include:

 

Cup Winners Cup:

In one, hilarious night of knockout improvised comedy, the greatest Champion comic teams come together to battle it out for Theatresports supremacy! See current and recent Theatresports Cranston Cup Champions take on the National Champions and the Sydney University Champions.

Graduate Shows:

Graduates of I.A’s level 2, 3 and 4 courses perform a Theatresports show for family and friends.

 

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