About the Festival 2014


Hello and welcome to The Sixth Annual New York Musical Improv Festival!

The Magnet Theater is proud to be hosting the 6th Annual New York Musical Improv Festival from October 16 – 19, 2014, as well as the 5th Annual Gilda’s Club NYC Benefit performance on October 19th at 7:00pm, to raise money and awareness for people living with cancer.

Please visit www.GildasClubNYC.org for more information about this extraordinary organization.

Submissions for this year’s NYMIF are now closed and we were thrilled to have received a record-breaking number of submissions from musical improv teams from all across North America!

Check back here in the next couple of weeks to see this year’s exciting performance schedule and visit the ticket page to purchase tickets!


The NYMIF’s mission is to elevate and celebrate the community of improvisors, actors, singers, and musicians who gather in NYC once a year to meet, perform and show off the form!

The first NYMIF was created six 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. The Magnet has expanded its own program to four levels and now boasts seven musical house teams!

Past festivals have included teams and performers from NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Boston, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Austin TX, Washington DC, Raleigh NC, and has 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.”

We’ll see you at the theater!

-The NYMIF Team