About The Festival

Hello and welcome to The 9th Annual New York Musical Improv Festival! The Magnet Theater is proud to be hosting The 9th Annual NYMIF from October 19 – 22, 2017 and we are THRILLED to announce that TICKETS and WORKSHOPS ARE NOW ON SALE!!!

This year’s lineup of festival participants will be joining us from across the globe from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles,Denver, Delray Beach, Miami, Austin, Boston, Pittsburgh, Providence, Washington DC, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, San Francisco, San Diego, Vancouver and Berlin!

Click here to view our full schedule and check back soon for more information about our Fectival Workshops!

We’re looking forward to another stellar year of celebrating and showcasing the art of musical improv and can’t wait to see you at the theater!

-The NYMIF Team-




The NYMIF’s mission is to elevate and celebrate the community of improvisors, actors, singers, and musicians from around the world who gather in NYC once a year to meet, perform and show off the form of musical improv. Based on one audience suggestion, entire One-Night-Only musicals ranging from traditional musical theater fare (a-la Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber) to adrenaline-pumping rap battles, are composed and choreographed on the spot and never seen or heard from again!

The first NYMIF was created nine years ago to promote the art musical improv to wider audiences as well as bring together performers of the form from all over the world! Since then, musical improv has exploded across the country with new programs starting every year. In New York City, musical house teams have become a staple at all of the major comedy theaters.

Past festivals have featured everything from an improvised rock concert to a fully costumed Dickensian musical, improvised hip-hop, college teams, duo and solo shows, improvised Sondheim and even the cast and band from Broadway’s “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson.”