The 2017 Seattle Festival of Improv Theater [Feb. 15-19] now open for submissions


"I truly loved every single second of it, ... how welcomed that we felt the entire weekend. It felt more like we were instantly a part of the community." - SFIT 2016 performer

“Seattle is just an incredibly well-run festival. Where else do you get paid to perform in front of a sell-out crowd and teach a sold out workshop? Only in Seattle.” - SFIT 2016 Performer

Come to the land of coffee, sushi, ferry boats – Seattle! The Emerald City beckons you to submit your show to its 2017 Seattle Festival of Improv Theater! [February 15-19, 2017]

Please CLICK HERE to submit your show or group! (There is a $39 application fee.) Questions can also be Addressed to Executive Producer Brandon Jepson at or 205.352.8291 x5.

SFIT performance slots are 25 minutes long. Out-of-town groups are given priority to have two performances at this year’s festival – usually one slot at each venue, and usually one Saturday slot in addition to a Thursday or Friday slot. (Local improv group slots may be a variable length.)

The deadline to submit shows is November 11, 2016.

We are also taking submissions to teach Improv Workshops, which can be submitted by any group that submits a show to the festival.

Last year we were host to such great shows as “The Amie and Kristen show” (NY/PA), “Pimprov” (Chicago), "Laser Comedy Show" (Chicago) "TEDxRFT" (Edmonton, Canada), "The Lades Room" (Austin) and such great Seattle acts as “Death & Taxes," "FEELINGS," "The Gloomwhisper Entrancement" and "Every Movie is a Musical.” (And a bunch more: see the photos at our website!)

SFIT is dedicated to paying all performers for their work. Non-Seattle acts will receive a travel stipend.

Other fun things for SFIT performers: complimentary tickets to performances; great parties each night; and improv workshops taught by some of the nation’s best.


- Andrew McMasters and Brandon Jepson, Producers