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

  • A Very Impulse Christmas (8 Dec)

    🎄✨ Unwrap the gift of laughter this holiday season with Impulse Theatre’s “A Very Impulse Christmas”! ✨🎄

    Join us for a night of festive fun and spontaneous cheer as our talented improvisers take the stage to create a one-of-a-kind Christmas experience that will leave you in stitches. From heartwarming holiday tales to hilarious yuletide mishaps, every moment is a gift waiting to be unwrapped.

    🎫 Tickets are limited, so don’t be a Grinch and miss out on the laughter! Whether you’re celebrating with family, friends, or flying solo, “A Very Impulse Christmas” is the perfect way to add joy and spontaneity to your holiday festivities.

    🎅🤶🦌 Dress up all Christmassy and be in for a chance to win some great prizes!

    🎟️ Grab your tickets now and make this Christmas a memorable one with Impulse Theatre’s “A Very Impulse Christmas”! 🎅🤶

    Date: Fri 8th Dec 2023, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Venue: The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch

    Book now!

    Tickets from Humanitix: https://events.humanitix.com/a-very-impulse-christmas-8-dec

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

While our current weekly adult classes are on-hold we do have masterclasses with guest teachers from around NZ and the world, and other special workshops.

    More information

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