Mama City Improv Festival

Mama City Improv Festival

Five fun-filled days of an international improv
comedy festival held in right here
in our beloved Cape Town.
 
+27 (0) 71 644 4001
Various locations | Observatory Observatory
Mamacityimprovfest.com/
info@mamacityimprovfest.com
MamaCityIF
MamaCityImprov
MamaCityImprov

Mama City Improv Festival

The Mother City is where it’s at for Improv Comedy

Let these improv masters tickle your funny bone with four nights and five days of laughter at the annual Mama City Improv Fest at the Magnet Theatre in Observatory, from Wednesday 31 October to Sunday 4 November 2018.

Improv is a form of comedic theatre that is unscripted, happenning in the moment. Improvisers are given a word or situation from the audience that serves as inspiration for scenes then made up on-the-spot. The most important rule in improv is "SAY YES’"– with actors carrying out the story by going along with whatever their cast members are doing.

INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL ARTISTS
The Mama City Improv Festival has secured some big names for the 2018 Festival. The headline act, The Lusty Mannequins, featuring Canadians Ashley Comeau and Karen Parker, return to the festival once again. This award-winning duo will take you on a mischief-filled ride – sharing their clever view of the world. Champagne Boyfriend (Canada), The Long Shots (Cape Town), ImproGuise (Cape Town), The 2nd Liners (Cape Town), and Mmankokosana Playback Theatre (Joburg) are some of the other players taking part in the festival. Take a look at some of the other shows on offer this year by browsing the 2018 show programme.

WORKSHOPS
Whether you’re an improv fan or an up-and-coming performer, this festival caters to your every need. Learn from the masters coming from Canada, USA and Argentina as they take to the stage, or get up close and personal with them in a variety of workshops throughout the festival. Get started on your improv journey at the Mama City Improv Festival at The Magnet Theatre, the Observatory Community Centre, or the Theatre Arts Admin Collective in Observatory in daytime classes for all levels with everything from a three-hour workshop to an intensive course. There's even an Improv for Young People class on Saturday for 10 to 16-year-olds, from 1 to 4 pm that's taught by the Canadian headliners Ashley Comeau and Karen Parker. Take a look at the 2018 improv workshop and teacher offerings.

THE VENUE
The shows take place at the Magnet Theatre in Observatory. The Magnet Theatre is one of Cape Town’s gems: it strives to be a moving force in the lives and minds of people, wholeheartedly committed to the community and the important role of theatre in shifting the current paradigm, locally and globally. With a capacity of 150, it’s perfect for improv comedy, where the sparks that ignite paradigm shifts are set off and new realities are foreshadowed.

TICKETS TO THE 2018 MAMA CITY IMPROV FEST IN OBSERVATORY
Tickets range from R80 to R110 per show and are available now at Quicket. Shows start at 7, 9, or 11pm at The Magnet Theatre in Observatory. Don’t miss out!

Workshop prices range from R420pp to R800pp and are available now at Quicket.

---

Are you a lover of comedy and improv? Check out our list of the top places to watch comedy in Cape Town.

---

Want your event to gain fame and a following? Our Events Support Programme includes diverse and affordable packages guaranteed to get results. To learn more please contact support@capetownmagazine.com or phone +27(0)21 422 2444.

---

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smart phone, add capetownmagazine.com to your mobile home screen for quick access on the go!

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City! 

Cape Town Events Calendar
October 2018
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31

Comedyclub_new11End Hump Day With a Laugh At The ...

Share the experience at Cape Town Comedy Club in the Waterfront’s Pumphouse every ...

camissatownship_newEmbark On A Township Eco-Friendly ...

Enjoy this interactive excursion to the bustling community of Langa

Harbour House 5Enjoy Bubbly With The Chef’s Choice ...

Champagne, mussels and some live music is all you need at this seafood restaurant

LaParada20Two Hours of 2-For-1 Drink Specials ...

Two Hours of 2-For-1 Drink Specials with Happy Hour At La Parada

Santa's Village V&A WaterfrontV&A Waterfront Opens Santa’s Village ...

Flying in from the North Pole, Santa will be in Cape Town to see if kids have been ...

Panasonic_Siya_360% Off On Electronics at NEW Panasonic ...

Do your Christmas shopping at the all-new Panasonic pop-up store at Panasonic House in ...

Om Revolution vinyasa poseHave an Outdoor Yoga Experience with ...

Embrace your inner yogi outdoors

Botane Skin Actives New Images 2Get 20% Off BOTANē Skin Actives ...

Simplified skin health for less in store this holiday season

pinelands_marketGet Festive At Pinelands Craft & Gift ...

Free entry to this market brimming with delicious food and good quality, well-priced ...

High Five SUP 3Stand Up Paddle Surfing Group Lesson ...

Learn to SUP for less thanks to High Five Kitesurf school

Summer Glice Rink Mini Neon Pop-up Summer Ice Skating ...

You read that right, kids can go ice skating in summer

Rotterdam_EventGirlsGin2Ultimate Bachelorette Party: The Girls ...

Three days of gin pairings, massages and pool parties on a private guest farm in ...

Galilieo_RupertSaturday Nights at The Galileo Open Air ...

Kick back, sip wine and relax with a country movie screening experience

Galileo_LourenGet Comfy at Kirstenbosch Movie Nights ...

Great films, fabulous scenery, delicious food and cosy seats – look forward to a night ...

Langarm The Fugard Theatre 5Award-winning David Kramer Brings ...

Some of South Africa’s most established stage performers take to the stage in this ...

HaskellVineyards 6Save On A Meal and Wine For Two At This ...

Haskell Vineyards offers patrons a delicious meal and glass of wine at a discounted price

glam_barBeauty Special: Gelish or Shellac Nails ...

Book via Whatsapp: Workday-perfect nail treatments with free rinse and discounts on all ...

Cape Town Helicopters WinelandsWinelands Wednesdays: Extra-Special ...

Celebrate with a VIP Stellenbosch and Winelands helicopter ride and lunch experience – ...

OX boat rides 110% Off: See The Marine Big 5 on an ...

Whales, dolphins, penguins, cape fur seals and mola mola (sunfish), an awesome boat trip ...

legends_live_in_concertCelebrate The Music Legends All On One ...

A talented 10-piece cast impersonates music legends to perfection

theatre and film costume hire25% Off Hollywood-Calibre Costume ...

Wednesdays only: Gorgeous vintage cocktail dresses to realistic historical costumes for ...

Roast and Co Daily: Two Hours of 2-For-1 Specials at ...

Plus: Half-price on all “To Share” plates – see what’s on the menu here

Strolla New 1Half-Price Rotisserie Chicken (And Live ...

Here’s your chance to sip Corona on the Sunset Deck in shorts and slops (while the kids ...

house of hLook Who's Serving a R50 Lunch Special ...

Loved by locals, House of H now does delicious new lunch specials – from boerie rolls ...

KewpieAn Inspiring Message of Diversity and ...

The vibrant diversity of District Six comes alive with an exhibition about a famously ...

Park Inn_RGB_ItalianDinnerSpecial5All-You-Can-Eat Italian Dinner Special ...

Made fresh right in front of you, with your choice of sauces and toppings – this is one ...

Coco Safar 1New Dinner Menu Available at Sea ...

Make your dinner worthwhile with this new set menu from Coco Safar

Jack Black Burger Winter SpecialGet Two Burgers for the Price of One ...

Grab your growler and bring a friend for burgers and beer at the Diep River taproom

Cape Culinary Tours Valentine's Day InclusionTake a Bite into History with Cape Town ...

Learn about Cape Town’s past while savouring local cuisine with these informative ...

Leopard's Leap Harvest Table 1Savour the Lekker in What's Local at ...

Discover South Africa through its flavours and traditions at a family-table event ...

Cartel House CoffeeSave on Co-Work Desk on Wednesdays And ...

Secure your desk at this excellent co-working space provider in Cape Town on Wednesdays ...

Arcade Cafe 2Celebrate Hump Day With 2-for-1 Burgers ...

What’s better than one burger? Two burgers. Arcade Cafe in Bree Street has exactly what ...

Just Like Papa 1Just Like Papa: The Ultimate Place to ...

Finally, there’s a place in Cape Town where you can get exceptional home, camping, ...

lou lousBottomless Wine With Your Meal on ...

Head to this classy restaurant and tapas bar in the Cape Quarter for a winter wine ...

Le Bonheur 12Get a 20% Discount on Accommodation at ...

Le Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures offers patrons a 20% discount when they stay at this ...

Ubuntu Climbs 365 3How Many Hikes Up Table Mountain Does ...

A hike a day gets the funds raised. This guy is hiking Table Mountain every single day of ...

Beluga Images 22-for-1 Whisky Wednesdays at Beluga

Your midweek escape just got a whole lot better with the 2-for-1 Wednesday special at ...

Cherry Picking Ceres Klondyke Farm 3Cherry On Top: Klondyke Kicks Off ...

Pick your cherries and eat them too at this family-friendly cherry farm in Ceres

Canal Walk Ice Slide World 6Cool For The Summer At Canal Walk’s ...

A world of frozen fun this festive season

Vergenoegd_duckrun1Cheer On The Ducks At Vergenoegd Löw

Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

Sotano Lamb Burger SpecialBest Burger Special at Sotano every ...

Tuck into two lamb burgers and fries for the price of one every Wednesday

cloud 9 rooftop bar table mountain 2Happy Hour Special at Cloud 9 Rooftop ...

Celebrate the midweek mark with discounted cocktails, 2-for-1 local craft beers and ...

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips

Curious to make exciting discoveries in Cape Town every day? "LIKE" us for a daily hidden gem.