This is a Frequently Asked Questions section which we will update regularly to serve you.
If you have a particular question, please Contact us.
When does the festival start and end, exactly?
OIF2019 takes place from Tuesday, October 29th to Sunday, Novembr 3rd. The first workshop is planned to be from Tuesday 10 am. The last workshop ends Sunday 5 pm and the last shows ends on Sunday evening.
What is the general schedule like?
We have workshops during the day, from morning until afternoon (around 10am-5pm). Workshops will be a mix of 3-hour, 1-day and 2-day workshops, so you can set your own pace. In the evening (around 6-11pm), we have amateur and professional shows. After the show we may have extra teacher's chat session, officially or with some beers.
I am a professional improv teacher. Can I teach at OIF?
Thank you for the interest! However, we do not have open calls for teachers.
What is the workshop schedule like?
Schedule is now out! See http://osloimprofestival.com/workshops
The backbone of our festival will be five 2-day intensives (2 x 6 hours) from five teachers, one overlapping another (Tue-Wed, Wed-Thu, Thu-Fri, Fri-Sat, Sat-Sun). At the day of the final day of the workshop, we are planning to have student showcases.
There will also be two 1-day intensive (1 x 6 hours) from two teachers, each with a student showcase.
In addition, we will have multiple 3-hour workshops by each teacher, in both morning and afternoon.
When do workshop applications open?
We expect to open registrations by early/mid August.
Can my team perform? What is your selection process?
YES! As the most inclusive improv community in Norway, we will accept as many performers as our schedule allows, and not limit to professional teams. For an idea of last year’s performers, see OIF 2018.
Can I apply as an individual?
There are student showcase shows for participants of certain workshops. You can apply as an individual into an international mixer team on an open stage.
How long is a performance slot?
Each performance slot is expected to be around 20 minutes, with select performances of 40 minutes. We will work around the number of applicants and available stage time.
Can I perform MORE? Is there a jam?
YES! We may organize another open stage like last year’s Oslo Impro Festival 18-hour marathon, where there will be multiple openings to be on stage. Sometimes, our teachers will jump in and play with you!
When do performer applications open?
Sign-up is now open: https://forms.gle/xZCddANG4r33yitv9
Deadline is 21st August.
Where are the events / where should I stay?
All activities (workshops, shows, social events) will be done in our building Chateau Neuf. Slemdalveien 15, 0369 Oslo, Norway. You can stay nearby in the area of Majorstuen, but it is easy to get around in Oslo. Participants find their own accommodation, ask the Hospitality Team for recommendations! We have explored some accommodation packages for festival visitors, see VISIT.