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11th annual Baltimore Improv Festival

Baltimore Improv Festival’s 11th annual event brings in performers from across the nation

Baltimore, MD – Eleven years after its first bow, the Baltimore Improv Festival is bringing even more fabulous improv to Baltimore, with nationally-known performers making appearances during a weeklong festival.

Running Monday, July 31 through Sunday, August 6, the festival includes nearly every style of improv — with long-form troupes that will take you on storytelling journeys, musical troupes that will create songs and short-form shows that will play games you might have seen on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”. The Baltimore Improv Festival, hosted by The Baltimore Improv Group, truly offers something for everyone.

“I feel nothing but gratitude for the hilarious performers, tireless volunteers and thousands of audience members who have made this Festival the funniest week in Baltimore,” said Mike Harris, Baltimore Improv Group’s artistic director. “What started as three shows on three nights has grown to 12 shows over seven nights, featuring troupes from Detroit, New York City, Philadelphia and as far away as San Diego. For one week, these brilliant improvisers will bring their talents to Baltimore, and we’re thrilled to host them.”

Shows are at BIG’s new home, Single Carrot Theatre (2600 N. Howard Street), in Remington. Festival passes are available for $55; Friday and Saturday night passes are $25 each. Tickets for single shows are $8 in advance and $10 at the door, and available at the box office or


Monday, July 31 - Sunday, August 6

Monday-Thursday, 7:30-9:30 p.m; Friday/Saturday, 7-11:30 p.m.; Sunday, 6-9:30 p.m.

Single Carrot Theatre

2600 N. Howard St

Baltimore, MD 21218


Now finishing its 13th season, BIG is dedicated to advancing the art and appreciation of improvisational theatre in the Greater-Baltimore community through a dynamic program of performance, instruction and outreach. BIG hosts shows five nights a week at Single Carrot Theatre.

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