Theatresports™ Schools Challenge 2023

The next generation of improvisers take the stage!

Impro Melbourne is excited to present the Theatresports™ Schools Challenge, an annual event that brings students together from all over Victoria to create fun and daring theatre, in the spirit of creativity, teamwork, and support.

Teams of 3–5 students compete in a mock competition, performing theatrical and fun improvised scenes in a supportive environment. The focus is on the spirit of improvisation: spontaneity, creativity, storytelling, working with others and taking bold risks good-naturedly.

The 2024 Theatresports™ Schools Challenge will take place on Sunday 8th September, at Brunswick Secondary College.

  • Intermediate (Years 7–9)

12:30 - 1:00 pm Intermediate teams arrival and Registration – please have lunch prior to arrival

1:00 - 2:00pm Intermediate workshop

2:00 - 2:30pm Pre-Show Chat and Run through Show Opening

2:30 - 4:00pm Intermediate Performance.

4:00 - 4:30pm Prize giving and Photographs

  • Senior (Years 10–12) 

2:30 - 3:00pm Senior teams arrival and Registration 

3:00 - 4:00pm Senior Workshop

4:30 - 5:00pm Pre-Show Chat and Run through Show Opening

5:00 - 6:30pm Senior Performance on Main Stage

6:30 - 7:00pm Prize giving and Photographs 

What happens on the day?

The students arrive and are welcomed by the Impro Melbourne team. A warm-up workshop is held with all students in each division to break down barriers and set the tone for a fun and supportive day. Each team then meets their Impro Melbourne mentor who will help and support them throughout the day.

The match itself is a series of rounds where teams perform improvised scenes and games in front of an audience of friends, family, and peers. 

Winning teams in each division receive:

  • Title of Victoria Schools Theatresports™ Champion for the year
  • A trophy to display at your school
  • A guest appearance in Impro Melbourne’s Theatresports™ show

How do we join?

Choose a registration package from the list below, and head to this registration link with your selection by 20th June.  [30th of April for Earlybird savings]     

What happens after we register?

Impro Melbourne will help you prepare your students for the event. All schools receive a copy of the official International Theatresports™ Institute's guide to Theatresports™ and Impro Melbourne's Theatresports™ Schools Handbook. These will be facilitated by Impro Melbourne mentors and offer an opportunity for students to further develop their skills and to meet other participating students from around victoria.

In addition, Impro Melbourne’s specifically designed 120min in-person workshops extend students' learning by exploring character creation, storytelling, and the Theatresports™  format and games. These workshops can be focused with just the competing team members, or for up to 25 students.

Join the challenge and watch your students’ ideas and confidence come to life as they take a creative leap of faith into the world of improvisation and the ever-popular Theatresports™ format!

We look forward to you joining us on this amazing day.


2024 Theatresports School Challange Package Details Package 1
$109  (Early Bird $99)
Package 2
$499  (Early Bird $419)
Team Registration: A team of 3-5 players in either Intermediate (Years 7-9) or Senior (Years 10-12) Division
The International Theatresports™ Institute Guide Book
(value $30)
The Theatresports™ Schools Challenge Handbook
(value $30)
 A one-year ITI Theatresports™ membership for your school (Valued at $60) This provides permission for the school to perform Theatresports™ shows at your school throughout the year and you’ll receive a monthly newsletter connecting you to the International Impro community.
Register a second team $59  $49 
A 120 min improvisation workshop for the team(s) or class of up to 25 students run by one of IM’s professional trainers, prior to the challenge day (Valued at $450)  


Early Bird Offer: Register and pay by April 30th and save up $80 on package prices.

Additional workshops can be added to packages 2 for the discounted price of $349 (Normally $450)

Note: Workshops can be for your teams or for a class group.

To register click on this registration link

or for more information please email Theatresports™ School Challenge coordinator Rik Brown at