About the Festival

Hello and welcome to The 11th Annual New York Musical Improv Festival!  The Magnet Theater is proud to be hosting The 11th Annual NYMIF from March 12-15, 2020.

TICKETS and WORKSHOPS are NOW ON SALE!  Check out the full lineup and schedule HERE and check out our workshops HERE!

Interested in Volunteering for NYMIF? Join our Volunteer facebook group NYMIF2020 Volunteer Central!!

This year’s 4-day long festival will feature over 300 musical comedy performers from the U.S., Canada, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom. Performers from Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Barcelona, Boston, Brighten UK, Chicago, Columbus, Denver, Delray Beach, Iglesias Italy, Kansas City, Las Vegas, London, Miami, Minneapolis, Montreal, Nottingham UK, NYC, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Paris, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Portland, Providence, San Diego, San Francisco, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC improvising everything from traditional musical? theater fare to adrenaline-pumping rap battles and from rock concerts to bluegrass with a dash of Sci-Fi thrown in for good measure!
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 who gather in NYC once a year to meet, perform and show off the form!
The first NYMIF was created 11 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 eight musical improv house teams!
Past festivals have included teams and performers from cities across the US, (Austin TX, Baltimore, Boston, Cambridge, Chicago, Delray Beach FL, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC), Canada (Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver), Australia, Germany, New Zealand, and Paris France! NYMIF has featured everything from Tony Award winning performers to improvised cabarets, Sondheim to Hip-hop, college teams, duo and solo shows, improvised musical versions of TV genres from Law & Order to Star Trek – PLUS the cast and band from Broadway’s “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson” and members of Freestyle Love Supreme – both of which ran on Broadway!