When you're looking for entertainment for your next event, find the perfect solution from The Improvisors .
We are the country’s most experienced provider of corporate entertainment, working with clients from large corporates to private individuals all over New Zealand and Asia-Pacific to ensure their functions are unforgettable.
The Improvisors specialise in providing creative ideas to transform your function from the ordinary to one that your guests will remember for a long time.
With over 24 years of experience you can trust us with your:
- Business Event
- Conference or trade show
- Private function
- Learning and Development
- Team-building and training
- MCs and Facilitation needs
- Roleplay requirements
Let us tailor-make a solution especially for you and your people.
Flashback to 1989
Winners of the National Theatresports Championship - Alison Wall, Liz Mullane, Robert Pollock, Annie Ruth (Obscured) and Tim Gordon Tim Gordon reminisces on 25 Years with The Improvisors
Harris Street. The Old Circa Theatre. The Improvisors first show - SUSPECT -an improvised murder mystery - is main bill for the International Festival of the Arts 1990. A cast of six is directed by Grant Tilly. We were friends and colleagues who formed a company. We had no idea that the new phenomena of improvisation that had reached our shores, in the form of Theatresports, would be the basis of a business making people laugh for 25 years.
“Theatresports created a unique artistic community of actors who loved the thrill and challenge of Improv. Its competitive side allowed the large National Theatresports Competitions to thrive through the 90s with teams battling wits, using the audiences’ suggestions to create the funniest scene, most satisfying story or most rounded characters – all made up on the spot.
“It is scary. It is actually all made up. The audience don’t know what’s going to happen and nor do we. And for 25 years they have loved to share the fear, applaud success and forgive failure. Our job is to stay in the moment and to say “Yes” to every offer and that requires a great deal of trusting your fellow players.
“Each comic has their own role – the opening player, like the fearless Canadian, Lori Dungey, on stage, miming the environment, creating a real world for scene to take place. My role along with players like Ian Harcourt was often the number two player – the one who comes in to drive the story forward; then there were the big comic characters – Mark Wright, Geoff Dolan and Anna Kennedy – who just made people laugh; the charmers who the audiences adored, Tim Jones, Liz Mullane; and then, finally, there were the wrecking balls, Robert Pollock, Steve Wrigley, who tip the safe world upside-down and watch everyone make sense of the complication.
“Some scenes depend on the adroitness of language, some on the remarkable rhyming, some on songsters, they all require not only a quickness of wit, but more importantly a generosity of spirit and a graciousness in both success and failure.
“From the James Cabaret, to The Paramount Theatre, up to the University Memorial Theatre, late nights at Bats and Downstage, and finally we came to rest in our home at Circa Theatre.
“For 25 years The Improvisors have flourished, not only through Theatre Shows but also as a successful Corporate Entertainment Company. It has been a wonderful ride and I am so pleased that on Sunday 14 June we are gathering the old guard to shake it off for a well-earned and proud Gala bash at Circa Theatre.” Book now!
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Our clients say
"...a huge thanks - you rocked.."
Alice Foote - Icebreaker
"We have had overwhelmingly positive feedback about the whole night and many wonderful comments about your teams setting of the scene at the start which was simply brilliant."
John Dow - Wellington Gold Awards
"..a hit with the audience with everyone still talking about it this morning. The talents of The Improvisors team is standout and we certainly wouldn't hestitate to call on your services again for future events."
Michell Day - Pace Engineering