Welcome to Impulse Theatre, Christchurch’s home of long-form improvisation. Our shows range from full-on comedic, to gritty drama, musicals, sci-fi, soap operas, and everything in between. We run improvisation classes, and have regular guest teachers from NZ and around the world.

We’re really proud of all the awesome shows we’ve produced. Do you have a favourite, that you want to see again? Let us know!

Check our Facebook page for details, or visit the Humanitix site for tickets.

Upcoming shows

  • 2024 dates announced!
    We’ve locked in our dates for shows at the Piano for 2024. We haven’t finalised the programme, but you can be sure that every show will be different and exciting!

Where to find us

Our current show home is at the beautiful Piano in the central city. We also run shows at other venues across Christchurch, with something for everyone, and you’ll find us at various festivals around the country.

Workshops and classes

We run weekly adult classes and also have masterclasses with guest teachers from around NZ and the world, and other special workshops.

  • Improv 101 (4 Week Taster)
    Ready to unleash your inner comedian and have a blast? Our 4-week Improv taster course is here to help you do just that! What You’ll Gain: No acting or improv experience required! Whether you’re a complete beginner or have some experience, this course is designed to be accessible and enjoyable for everyone. Improv is an excellent tool for personal and professional development, and you’ll develop skills that are applicable in all aspects of life, from public speaking to parenting to D&D.  Course Outline: … Read more

More information

Check out the Who’s Who page to find out more about our talented cast and crew.