About The Improv Centre

Nestled under the south end of the Granville Street bridge, The Improv Centre is located at the entrance to picturesque Granville Island (1502 Duranleau Street), across from the Kids Only Market.

With its 186-seat theatre, fully licensed waterfront bar and lounge, this is the perfect venue for your next conference, party, staged presentation, or event.

Looking for entertainment or a fun activity for your next corporate function or event? We’ve got you covered!

 Rent our theatre

The Improv Centre is the perfect venue for a variety of events:

Theatre Features

  • Capacity – 186 seats
  • Occupancy – 200 patrons
    • 12 cabaret style tables & 48 chairs
    • 18 banquet bench seats with bar rail
    • 120 traditional theatre seats with cup holders
  • Raised stage
  • Fixed projector and screen
  • Professional theatre fixed rig lighting
  • Professional theatre sound system
    • Playback
    • Wireless hand held microphone

Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge

  • A full-service licensed bar
  • Lounge Capacity – 64 patrons
  • High top tables with bar stools
  • Covered waterfront patio with outdoor seating. Max capacity 20.
  • Dimmable lighting
  • Sound system
  • Off-site catering can be arranged by renter (catering charge)
  • Optional Bar Service:
    • The Improv Centre Society reserves the right to control the sale or distribution of refreshments.
    • We welcome beverages to be consumed in the theatre.
    • Bar service is provided at the request of the renter.
Note that we have programming Wednesday – Sunday. Visit our Shows page for more info.


Book a private show!

Book an unforgettable, customizable, private show that your group or organization won’t soon forget!

  • Your choice of a 30 or 45 minute show
  • Can be customized to include the fun details and information of your group to tailor the show specifically to you!
  • 186 seat capacity
  • Bar/concession service available
  • Covered patio


Book us at your event!

A team of highly skilled improvisors will come to your event for a hilarious performance to suit any function!

Company events, birthday parties, or school functions – improv comedy is the perfect way to bring the fun. We’ll ensure everyone leaves with a belly full of laughs and a smile on their face!

Theatre floor plan and seating chart

The Improv Centre seating chart
The Improv Centre floorplan

“Refreshing and very clever with educational speech in the dialogue.”

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