Impulse Theatre - acting on impulse

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Welcome to Impulse Theatre, Christchurch’s home of long-form improvisation. Our shows range from full-on comedic, to gritty drama, musicals, sci-fi, and everything in between. We have a weekly drop-in improvisation class, and regular guests from NZ and around the world.

Upcoming shows

We run a variety of shows at venues across Christchurch, with something for everyone. You’ll also find us at various festivals around the country.

More shows to be announced soon, stay tuned!

Recent shows

Fri, 19 Nov 2021, 7:30pm-8:30pm: Strangers

Strangers

"Strangers" explores the moment when two strangers meet. It may be a fleeting moment of connection, the start of a whirlwind romance, or the beginning of a deadly rivalry. Watch as our actors create beautiful moments of humour, heartbreak, and humanity in an unscripted exploration into the genesis of relationship. A great show in the heart of the city. Get tickets!

Fri, 22 Oct 2021, 7:30pm-8:30pm: So That Happened!

So That Happened!

So That Happened is a fun and provocative show that blends true-life stories with hilarious improvisation. A great show in the heart of the city. Get tickets!

Fri, 24 Sept 2021, 7:30pm-8:30pm: So That Happened!

So That Happened!

So That Happened is a fun and provocative show that blends true-life stories with hilarious improvisation. A great show in the heart of the city. Get tickets!

12 Aug 2021, 7:30pm-8:45pm: So That Happened!

So That Happened!

A special DOUBLE FEATURE with So That Happened, followed by Getting Around. Get tickets!

23 July 2021, 7:30pm-8:30pm: So That Happened!

So That Happened!

Our audience loved the comedy and stories in our June show, so we’re back with more of the same - but different - because it’s improv. Get tickets!

25 June 2021, 7:30pm-8:30pm: So That Happened!

So That Happened!

A delightful show combining real-life stories and improvised comedy from Impulse Theatre. See some of your favourite improvisers along with some fresh new faces. Get tickets!

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!

Workshops and Classes

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

More information

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