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

“A rollicking night of laughs”
– Megaphone



Theatresports National Championships

Sydney Comedy Festival

7th June, Enmore Theatre

Directed by Jim Fishwick

Golden Goose Awards

Sydney Comedy Festival

30th April, Factory Theatre

Directed by Sarah Gaul

Theatresports Schools Competition- Grand Final

18th June, Enmore Theatre

Directed by Jon Williams

Celebrity Theatresports

13th August, Enmore Theatre

Directed by Julie Dunsmore

Cranston Cup Season

Sept-Nov, King Street Theatre

Directed by David Callan

Cranston Cup Grand Final

December 3rd, Enmore Theatre

Directed by David Callan

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


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 OUR HUGE Enmore Shows:

The 2017 Theatresports National Championships is the annual Sydney Comedy Festival show where all the best comic improvisers from around Australia battle it out for Championship glory. It’s the State of Origin of Impro Comedy!

Celebrity Theatresports is the night when all the stars come out to play. Funnier than Who’s Line Is It? on adrenalin, these stars are put to the ultimate ad-lib test by some of Australia’s best improvisers.

The Cranston Cup Grand Final closes out the comedy year with the big, final battle between the best and funniest Theatresports Teams of 2017! Now in it’s 32nd year, past champions have included Andrew Denton, Julia Zemiro, Andrew O’Keefe, Robyn Butler, Jay Laga’aia, Adam Spencer, Rebecca De Unamuno, Rob Carlton, Josh Lawson, Steen Raskopolous and many, many more!

2017 Theatresports National Championships – Sunday May 7, 6pm
Celebrity Theatresports – Sunday August 13, 6pm
The Cranston Cup Grand Final – Sunday, December 3, 7pm

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


They’re young, they’re hot and they’re very, very funny. Now in it’s 5th big year at the Sydney Comedy Festival, 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!

The Factory Theatre

30th April, 4.30pm


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’re here to battle it out for the National Championship Crown.

This year sees the return of sensational NSW Champions We Thought This Was a Council Meeting. They take on the visiting rivals from Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, and Wellington. Can NSW keep the National title?

The Enmore Theatre

Sun 7th May 2017 – 6:00 pm


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 13th August 2017



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

Sun 18th June


 “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.

Heats from September-November

Grand Final- Enmore Theatre

December 3rd 2017


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

These include:

First Monday Impro Show:

Where our newest players perform alongside some of our veteran performers in a fun night of fresh impro comedy at the Harold Park.

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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