We are Rapid Fire Theatre, and we are proud to be Edmonton’s premiere destination for improvised comedy! We aim to provide affordable, high-energy improvisation and alternative theatre to our audiences while providing exciting opportunities for our participants.

All of our programming takes place at The Backstage Theatre in the ATB Financial Arts Barns, our home as of October 2020. Our weekly shows will make you laugh until it becomes a form of abdominal exercise.

In addition to the weekly shows, we produce Improvaganza (our annual international comedy festival), BONFIRE (our long-form improv festival) as well as The Wildfire Festival (our festival especially for gutsy jr. high and high school students).

We also produce numerous shows at The Edmonton International Fringe Festival, as well as Fringes across the country, in addition to festival touring! We like to keep busy!

Oh, and we teach improv too! We lead workshops for beginners, experienced performers, kids, and corporate groups!

Whoever you are, we promise, RFT has something to offer you! Whether you are a corporate client looking to hire us to spice up an event, or a university student looking to volunteer with us, you’ve come to the right place.

Ours Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors who have supported us in bringing high quality improv to Edmonton for over 35 years.