A yearly event, Improvaganza! The Hawaiʻi Festival of Improv is Hawaiʻi’s only international festival dedicated to improvised comedy and improvised theatre. Improvisers from all over the world come to Honolulu for a weekend of improv performances, workshops, and events. Improvaganza! is a gathering and celebration of improvised theatre in its diverse expressions.


The festival strives to cultivate Hawaiʻi’s local improv community by showcasing local and mainland improvisers while providing opportunities for them to network. The festival also strives to raise the profile of the improvisation artform by introducing audiences to entertaining, stimulating, and thought-provoking performances, and providing performers and theater-goers alike a chance to build and learn improv skills in festival-sponsored workshops.

In past years the festival has welcomed improvisers from

Phoenix, Arizona

Los Angeles, California

San Diego, California

San Francisco, California

ʻAiea, Hawaiʻi

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi

Kīhei, Hawaiʻi

Chicago, Illinois

Atlanta, Georgia

Kansas City, Missouri

Minneapolis, Minnesota

New York, New York


Portland, Oregon

Austin, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Seattle, Washington

….And as far away as

Melbourne, Australia

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Vancouver, Canada

Paris, France

Turin, Italy

Tokyo, Japan

Auckland, New Zealand

Stockholm, Sweden

Pictures from Last Year's Improvaganza!

Here’s a glimpse of what happened at last year’s Improvaganza! Hawaiʻi Festival of Improv.

An Amazing celebration of Improv and all Its diverse expressions.

© Kumu Kahua Theatre presents Improvaganza as a part of its Dark Nights Series

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