FiiF FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Have a question? That’s okay. Sometimes it’s the only way to learn.

Below are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about FiiF.

If you didn’t find the answer you were looking for, feel free to Link text“>CONTACT us!

SHOWS

WHERE ARE THE SHOWS?

MAINSTAGE SHOWS

Main Stage FiiF shows take place Wednesday through Saturday at Tampereen Ylioppilasteatteri

ADDDRESS
Itsenäisyydenkatu 12-14

TIME
Doors: 18.00
Showtime: 19.00

FORMAT
Mainstage Shows are presented in 3 acts, with 2 performances in each act, and a 10-minute intermission between the acts.

IS THERE A BAR AT THE THEATER?

OF COURSE. THIS IS FINLAND.

The bar at Tampereen Ylioppilasteatteri will be open when doors open to the theatre each night.

They serve a collection of local beers, ciders, and lonkero, as well as coffee, soft drinks, and small snacks to nibble on.

And this year, you can bring your drinks with you to your seat to enjoy along with the show!

The bar is cash only.

 

WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS?

OUR WEBSTORE

The easiest place to buy tickets is through the FiiF Webstore

You can also buy tickets the day of the show at the box office starting at 18.00 throughout the entire festival.

PASSES
Festival Passes are good for all shows on a single night, or the whole 4 days of the festival. We offer special discounted rates for Students and Unemployed.

PRICES
4-Day Pass
55€ / 45€ Students

1-Day Pass
16€ / 12€ Students

SCHEDULE
See the full Show Schedule HERE

WHAT IS THE FiiF OFF STAGE?

FiiF OFF SHOWS

Each night after the Mainstage Shows finish up, we head to O’Connell’s Irish Bar on the FiiF Off Stage – a small stage dedicated to Players, Projects, and Formats we couldn’t fit on the Mainstage.

The FiiF Off Shows are free entry.

ADDRESS
Rautatienkatu 24

SCHEDULE

TUESDAY
The official FiiF2017 Kick Off Party:
Improv Karaoke
19.00 – 22.00

WEDNESDAY
23.15 – 01:00
Short Form

THURSDAY
23.15 – 01:00
Local Projects

FRIDAY
23.15 – 01:00
Side Projects

WORKSHOPS

WHERE ARE THE WORKSHOPS?

FiiF WORKSHOPS

FiiF Workshops are held in Tammelan Koulu – a local elementary school that is only a 7-minute walk from Tampereen Ylioppilasteatteri.

ADDRESS
Ilmarinkatu 17

TIME
Workshops are held Wednesday – Saturday in 2 different time slots.

AM Workshops
10:30 – 13:30
PM Workshops
13:30 – 17:30

CAN I TAKE A WORKSHOP?

OF COURSE!

Our workshops are available for the general public, as well as FiiF Players and Guests.

EXPERIENCE LEVELS
FiiF workshops are divided into 4 experience levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Professional. This way, there is bound to be something for improvisers of every level!

If you’re uncertain whether a workshop would be appropriate for your personal skill level, then simply CONTACT US and we can help you decide!

FIND YOUR WORKSHOP
You can find a full list, including a schedule and breakdown of workshop categories on the FiiF Workshops Page

NEW TO IMPROV
All of our workshops are aimed at improvisers with some experience. That being said, some of our beginner workshops are suitable for people who have NEVER done improv before:

Sing It!
Wednesday 14:30-17:30
w/ Mike Descoteaux

If It Makes You Happy
Thursday 14:30-17:30
w/ Jill Bernard

Sugar Rush Sherbet Shack of High Octane Fun
Saturday 10:30-13:30
w/ Chris Mead
Gromelot
Saturday 14:30-17:30
w/ Keng-Sam Chane Chick Té

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR WORKSHOPS?

OUR WEBSTORE

The easiest place to register for workshops is through the FiiF Webstore

You can also register in person on the day of the workshop, though it is possible that workshops will sell out before that.

PRICES
Workshops are priced according to their length. Unfortunately, we do not offer Student or Unemployed discounts on our Workshops.

3-Hour Workshops
35€

6-Hour Workshops
65€

 

CANCELLATION POLICIES

WORKSHOP POLICIES

WORKSHOP REFUNDS
Workshops are Non-Refundable. 

If you are unable to attend your workshop, you may transfer your participation to another person, and must CONTACT US at least One Hour before the workshop is scheduled to begin.

CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS
In the event that a FiiF Workshop Instructor is unable to teach their workshop, a replacement Instructor will be assigned to teach the workshop in their stead.

If a workshop must be cancelled by the Festival Production, participants will be offered an opportunity to register to another workshop of their choice, provided there is space available.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You can read our official TERMS AND CONDITIONS are available from the FiiF Webstore

OTHER FAQ

WHAT IS IMPROV?

GOOD QUESTION.

We certainly use the term “Improv” a lot on this website.

When we do so, we are referring to the staged performance of theatre and/or comedy where actors improvise, or make up, a combination of dialogue, story, characters, movement, objects, scenery, and much more, on stage and in the moment.

Oftentimes, but not always, improvised performances use audience suggestions to influence the production.

You can find more information on WIKIPEDIA.

Improv isn’t always funny. But it is always fun. 

DO YOU SELL GROUP TICKETS?

YES!

FiiF One-Day Passes are available at a discounted rate for groups of 8 or more.

Just EMAIL us to ask for details on pricing and policies!

WHAT LANGUAGE ARE THE SHOWS AND WORKSHOPS IN?

ENGLISH.

Even though the Festival takes place in Finland, all FiiF Shows, Workshops, and Events are held in English, as more people speak English than Finnish.

 

I CAN'T WAIT. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

IMPROV!

Wherever you are in the world, there is bound to be some kind of improv happening near you. There is always some form of an improv class, an improv show, or group of people who get together to have fun.

If you can’t find anything happening near you, then buy, borrow, or download any number of the hundreds of improv books that have been written about improv,  invite a few friends to your living room, and play!

You’d be surprised how easy it can be to start your own team, community, or festival!