Theatresports™ Challenge

The next generation of improvisors take the stage!

theatresports schools challenge save the date announcement

Teams of young improvisors from across Melbourne come together in the spirit of creativity and support. Challenging each other to games and scenes for your delight.
Featuring teams from Schools across Victoria this is a great day for the family.
Two shows - Saturday 10th August 
Intermediate (Years 7-9) 2pm 
Senior (Years 10-12) 5:30pm
Book tickets here


The Theatresports™ Schools Challenge brings students together
from schools across Melbourne,from a diverse range of backgrounds and opportunities, in the spirit of mutual respect and support … and it’s fun!

Impro Melbourne firmly believes in improvisation as a tool not only for creativity but for creating better and clearer communication and tolerance. It is our belief that if we can bring a diverse range of students together on a common playing ground then this can foster a greater understanding and respect which can then be taken back to their respective neighbourhoods and social environments.

Winning teams in each division receive:

  • Title of Victoria Schools Theatresports™ Champion for the year.
  • Your schools name added to our Perpetual Trophy and an engraved trophy to display at your school.
  • A guest appearance in Impro Melbourne’s Theatresports™ Show.
  • PLUS! All participating players and teachers receive a double pass for one of our Theatresports™ shows.


What is the Theatresports™ Schools Challenge?

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Teams, of three to five students, compete in a mock competition by performing fun impro games in a supportive environment against schools from across Melbourne in two divisions, Intermediate and Senior.  The focus is on the spirit of impro; play, fun, spontaneity, creativity, storytelling, valuing others, and failing good naturedly. 

What happens on the day?

2014_schoolsThe students arrive and are welcomed by the Impro Melbourne team. A fun warm up workshop is held with all students to break down barriers and set the tone for a fun and supportive day. Then they meet their Impro Melbourne coach who will help and support them through the match.    The match is a series of challenges, requiring students to play impro games or scenes.

2013_schoolsHow do we join?

Schools choose which type of registration package they prefer and need register by 4th May. The types of packages are detailed below. 


What happens after we register?

2012_schoolsImpro Melbourne will help you prepare your students for the event.  All schools receive   the official International Theatresports™ Institute's guide to Theatresports™ and Impro Melbourne's Theatresports™ guide. For schools who choose the workshop option we will arrange a time to teach your students the Theatresports™ principals and games they will be required to play.

Join the challenge and watch the students ideas come to life while taking enthusiastic creative leaps of faith in an artistic recreational activity that enjoys worldwide popularity!

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

For more information and registration forms contact Patrick Duffy 

Registrations are now open for 2019 - Finals Day Saturday August 10th

OPTION 1: Team Registration only: Register a team of 3-5 players in either Intermediate (Years 7-9) or Senior (Years 10-12) Challenge $65
                   Register a second team for $35. Prices include GST

OPTION 2: Team Registration + Workshop: Register a team and add in a 2 hour workshop at your school $380
                    Register a second team for $35. Prices inlcude GST

Early Bird Offer: Register and pay by April 5th and save $40 on Option 2 package. 

Extra workshops can be booked for $320. Workshops can be for your teams only or for a class group.