Shows

Online ticket sales, and workshop registrations, are all handled through EventBrite. You can use any major credit card. Just select which date you would like to purchase tickets for, and you will fly over to EventBrite to place the order. No need to print out your tickets, we have a guest list at the door.

Rapid Fire shows are all ages, but rated 14A – alcohol service available to over 18s. Tickets: are non-refundable and non-transferable. Some tickets will be available at the door, but will sell out fast.

Upcoming Shows

Workshop Showcase

7:30pm - Thursday, March 30th

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This is where our amazing workshop grads get a chance strut their stuff on the Zeidler stage! Some of these fine folks might even work their way into the ranks of the RFT Ensemble one day.

Click here to learn more about our Public Workshops.

Theatresports

7:30pm - Friday, March 31st

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Theatresports. You’ve heard of it. The weekly insane improv show that draws sell-out crowds in Edmonton every Friday! Weekly performances at 7:30 & 10pm at The Citadel Theatre (9828-101 A Ave). Two hours of straight-up laughs where no one knows what’s coming!

Theatresports

10:00pm - Friday, March 31st

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Theatresports. You’ve heard of it. The weekly insane improv show that draws sell-out crowds in Edmonton every Friday! Weekly performances at 7:30 & 10pm at The Citadel Theatre (9828-101 A Ave). Two hours of straight-up laughs where no one knows what’s coming!

Peter and the Spontaneous Adventure: A Copy Cat Project

7:30pm - Saturday, April 1st

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Rapid Fire Theatre presents an improvised swashbuckling good time! Presented at the same time as the Citadel Theatre’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher, this copy-cat project takes the idea of fairy-tale prequels and turns it on its head. Each performance of Peter and the Spontaneous Adventure will feature a fully improvised,  adult-friendly prequel to any fairy tale, as suggested by you – the audience!

Swords, songs, and grownup comedy about your favourite kid’s stories!

CHiMPROV feat. Three BLIND MICE

10:00pm - Saturday, April 1st

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Three Blind Mice: improv that punches you in the gut and tugs at your heart! Ben Gorodetsky, Julia Grochowski, and Quinn Contini bring their unique take on relationship-focused, longform improv comedy to CHiMPROV. Each improviser will only play one character, each scene will only have two characters, and the whole show will only have 3 scenes. This show will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between as the Three Blind Mice spin spontaneous, heartfelt, and hilarious stories.

Also performing at CHiMPROV this week:

SPORTS DADS (Tim Mikula, Joey Lucius)
BOSS NASTY (Mike Robertson, Julia Grochowski)

BONFIRE Night #1

7:30pm - Tuesday, April 4th

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LIGHTS OUT!
Turn off those lights, it’s Lights Out! Become entangled with tales of horror and thrill. Lights Out! is set in the depths of the dark, and only audience members mobile devices will bring a scene to visual life. Join us in exploring and creating a one-of-a-kind 15-minute show, filled with comedic mystery and suspense.

PUNISH-PROV
Can we modify the behaviour of improvisors? Using “scientific” methodology, the good folks at Rapid Fire Theatre will attempt to answer that very question. Let’s just say the Ethics Review Board is going to have a field day with this one… the results will be SHOCKING.

YOU ARE HERE 
In a time where borders are being reinforced, it is important to tell the stories that unite us. Rapid Fire Theatre presents “You Are Here.”, a show focused on tales of togetherness featuring an ensemble of first generation Canadians.

BONFIRE Night #2

7:30pm - Wednesday, April 5th

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RED EYE
We’ve all done it. We’ve all eavesdropped on that loud, juicy, intensely personal conversation at the coffee shop. What we haven’t seen is behind the curtain: their deepest secrets and darkest motivations. Red Eye will serve up a rich brew to satisfy your most intimate curiosities.

SHE’S ALL CLUELESS ABOUT YOU
Oh Snap! Being in high school in the 90’s is hard enough without being the center of a bet between the popular kids. Will the fly kids step off and accept a new member by the end of term? Or will it turn out worse than that time you forgot to feed your Tamagochi?

SENSIBLE
Test your senses with this fun fast and exciting show. Six improvisors will use all five senses to inspire and explore scenes. This smelly, soft, salty and stunning and sonic show is not for the faint of heart.

BONFIRE NIGHT #3

7:30pm - Thursday, April 6th

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4SQUARE
Four story lines, four improvisors, forced to think outside the box while performing in one.

WAKE UP CALL
Rise and shine, Edmonton! This is your wake-up call! RFT’s smiliest bunch bring you a sunny morning talk show with all of your favourite segments: perky co-hosts, audience contests and prizes, the celebrity guests you ask for, and the human interest segments that your heart most desires! Now with more zing than your average cup o’joe!

BONFIRE Night #4 Early Show

7:30pm - Friday, April 7th

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TIMPROV
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4

GENRE ROLLER COASTER
Roller coasters are all about ups and downs, twists and turns, and above all speed and surprises. This full-length genre rollercoaster will embody all of that while weaving through the various styles of movies. Faster and faster and faster and…

IMPROVISOR’S WORST NIGHTMARE
What do you call it when an improvisor is thrown into a fully scripted, rehearsed, blocked and costumed one-act play on opening night, with no idea of what the show is about? An improvisor’s worst nightmare.

BONFIRE Night #4 Late Show

10:00pm - Friday, April 7th

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RAPID FIRE WALK WITH ME
The Rapid Fire Ensemble descends into the surreal world of David Lynch! Inspired by his indelible cinematic style (Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet), improvisers will unearth the terrifying, surreal and hilarious secrets that lurk in the heart of a small idyllic town.

FREQUENCY
A musical Odyssey. Six performers will take you on a sensory soul-journey from middle sea to the moon river of your heart. Ride the wavelength. Tune in to the harmony.

The Bonfire Family Adventure Show

2:30pm - Saturday, April 8th

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The Bonfire Family’s Adventure is an adventure full of fun for the whole family! Spend 60 minutes with us as Rapid Fire’s best tell a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style story with your favourite Theatreports game to boot. This show is open to all ages, including Babes in Arms. Kids 12 and under get in free!

Bonfire Night #5 Early Show

7:30pm - Saturday, April 8th

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BE OUR GUEST
An improvised mockumentary inspired by Christopher Guest, the man behind Spinal Tap, Best in Show and Mascots. Three improvisers, three relationships, one real good time.

6 PEOPLE, 1 PERSON
How many ways can we view the same life? Watch six improvisers share the role of one main character, exploring their past, present, and future in usual ways in 6 People, 1 Person.

KARAOKE BAR
Sing. Drink. Laugh. Join us as the Rapid Fire Theatre cast turns the audience’s favourite karaoke songs—sung by you—into smash hit improv scenes.

Bonfire Night #5 Late Show

10:00pm - Saturday, April 8th

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THIS SHOW IS 18+, ADULTS ONLY

VILLAINY
Have you ever wondered how a villain came to be? How Hans Gruber became so devoid of emotion. How Farquad became so greedy and entitled. How Maleficent became so…maleficent. In Villainy we delve deep into the history of a villain and see what influenced them along the way into being what they are today. Come witness the devil in the details.

HOUSE OF LEAVES
Have you read the House of Leaves? It’s a neat book wouldn’t you say? It reminds me of an improv show I once saw called the Navidson improv. It was really eerie and left me feeling alone. When I got home afterwards I sat down on my favourite couch and started smoking a cigarette and as it burned I remembered the show even more. In it the performers were walking around and playing in the sun. When they sat down for lunch eventually they started reading a book the book was about a man trapped in a hot car who was listening to an old woman he once knew tell him a story. In the story she recalled a moth that sat on a book about a writer who died writing a screen play about a family with a library where one book fell down. A book about a esuoh with a hallway inside. In. side. that hall “upsidedown” way was.. . .. . . . . . the Navidson improv.

BURLESQUE-PROV
Taste the tease, as RFT’s playful provocateurs present an improvised homage to the salacious craft of titillation. Celebrating sex with equal parts positivity and empowerment, our players are joined by friends from Edmonton’s own Send In The Girls Burlesque, to give you a hilarious show of sultry sass!

NAIL

7:30pm - Thursday, April 13th

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The Northern Alberta Improv League showcases the talented high school improvisors from around Northern Alberta on the Rapid Fire Theatre stage.

Theatresports

7:30pm - Friday, April 14th

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Theatresports. You’ve heard of it. The weekly insane improv show that draws sell-out crowds in Edmonton every Friday! Weekly performances at 7:30 & 10pm at The Citadel Theatre (9828-101 A Ave). Two hours of straight-up laughs where no one knows what’s coming!

Theatresports

10:00pm - Friday, April 14th

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Theatresports. You’ve heard of it. The weekly insane improv show that draws sell-out crowds in Edmonton every Friday! Weekly performances at 7:30 & 10pm at The Citadel Theatre (9828-101 A Ave). Two hours of straight-up laughs where no one knows what’s coming!

Peter and the Spontaneous Adventure: A Copy Cat Project

7:30pm - Saturday, April 15th

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Rapid Fire Theatre presents an improvised swashbuckling good time! Presented at the same time as the Citadel Theatre’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher, this copy-cat project takes the idea of fairy-tale prequels and turns it on its head. Each performance of Peter and the Spontaneous Adventure will feature a fully improvised,  adult-friendly prequel to any fairy tale, as suggested by you – the audience!

Swords, songs, and grownup comedy about your favourite kid’s stories!

CHiMPROV feat. DOT DOT DOT

10:00pm - Saturday, April 15th

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Joleen Ballendine and Jessie McPhee bring their adorably weird duo DOT DOT DOT back to CHiMPROV for the first time since 2013! DOT DOT DOT has toured across the prairies garnering praise from even the most hardened critics:
“The geeky chic of these two young performers is so darn cute, it makes you want to take them home in your pocket.” – Barb Stewart, Winnipeg Free Press.Also performing at CHiMPROV this week:

ROOKIE ENSEMBLE SHOW (Dorected by Joleen Ballendine)
DOUBLE EDGED SWORD (Marielle Terhart, LeeBoyes, Nikki Hulowski, BobL’Heureux)

NAIL

7:30pm - Thursday, April 20th

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The Northern Alberta Improv League showcases the talented high school improvisors from around Northern Alberta on the Rapid Fire Theatre stage.

Peter and the Spontaneous Adventure: A Copy Cat Project

7:30pm - Saturday, April 22nd

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Rapid Fire Theatre presents an improvised swashbuckling good time! Presented at the same time as the Citadel Theatre’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher, this copy-cat project takes the idea of fairy-tale prequels and turns it on its head. Each performance of Peter and the Spontaneous Adventure will feature a fully improvised,  adult-friendly prequel to any fairy tale, as suggested by you – the audience!

Swords, songs, and grownup comedy about your favourite kid’s stories!

CHiMPROV feat. DOCTOR WHOM

10:00pm - Saturday, April 22nd

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Grab your sonic screwdrivers, hop in the TARDIS and get ready for an improvised adventure through space and time with inimitable DR. WHOM!

Also Performing at CHiMPROV this week:

LUKE N OWEN (Gordie & Joey Lucius)

SISTER BEAR (Lisa Farlow & Sarah Mattiello)

 

PUBLIC WORKSHOP SHOWCASE

7:30pm - Thursday, April 27th

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This is where our amazing workshop grads get a chance strut their stuff on the Zeidler stage! Some of these fine folks might even work their way into the ranks of the RFT Ensemble one day.

Click here to learn more about our Public Workshops.

Theatresports: PuppyProv Edition

7:30pm - Friday, April 28th

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Rapid Fire Theatre partners with Zoe’s Animal Rescue Society to bring you a very special edition of Theatresports! Edmonton’s longest-running improv comedy show takes a turn for the cute as the Rapid Fire Theatre ensemble is joined by a cast of adoptable puppies from Zoe’s for a night that is sure to be both hilarious and adorable. Proceeds go to Zoe’s Animal Rescue Society.

Theatresports: PuppyProv Edition

10:00pm - Friday, April 28th

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Rapid Fire Theatre partners with Zoe’s Animal Rescue Society to bring you a very special edition of Theatresports! Edmonton’s longest-running improv comedy show takes a turn for the cute as the Rapid Fire Theatre ensemble is joined by a cast of adoptable puppies from Zoe’s for a night that is sure to be both hilarious and adorable. Proceeds go to Zoe’s Animal Rescue Society.

Peter and the Spontaneous Adventure: A Copy Cat Project

7:30pm - Saturday, April 29th

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Rapid Fire Theatre presents an improvised swashbuckling good time! Presented at the same time as the Citadel Theatre’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher, this copy-cat project takes the idea of fairy-tale prequels and turns it on its head. Each performance of Peter and the Spontaneous Adventure will feature a fully improvised,  adult-friendly prequel to any fairy tale, as suggested by you – the audience!

Swords, songs, and grownup comedy about your favourite kid’s stories!

CHiMPROV feat. LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

10:00pm - Saturday, April 29th

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Julian Faid and Jessie McPhee suit up in their red cardigan and onesie for an adorable, yet bizarre, bedtime story worthy of the Princess Bride.

Also performing at ChiMPROV this week:

RESONANCE (Marguerite Lawler & Joel Crichton)
PULP (Steven Hurst & Sam Stralak)

NAIL

7:30pm - Thursday, May 18th

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The Northern Alberta Improv League showcases the talented high school improvisors from around Northern Alberta on the Rapid Fire Theatre stage.

PUBLIC WORKSHOP SHOWCASE

7:30pm - Thursday, May 25th

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This is where our amazing workshop grads get a chance strut their stuff on the Zeidler stage! Some of these fine folks might even work their way into the ranks of the RFT Ensemble one day.

Click here to learn more about our Public Workshops.