About the Festival

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

The Magnet Theater is proud to be hosting The Tenth Annual New York Musical Improv Festival from October 18 – 22, 2018. Early bird applications are now OPEN through Monday, May 28th at 11:59pm for a fee of $25!!

Regular applications will be available from May 29th – June 25th for an Application Fee of $30.

Please click HERE to submit the $25 Application Fee for your online application. Once payment is complete, you will receive an email with  a link to the NYMIF Application Form. If you do not receive this email, please contact us at info@nymif.com for assistance.

To give you an idea of what to expect, the google application form requests the following information:

  • Team/Performer Names and Contact Info
  • Application Fee Payment Invoice Number
  • Theater Affiliation (if any)
  • Hometown
  • Team/Performer Photo/Logo
  • Link(s) to a recent (ideally within the past year) video sample of your work.
  • Team/Performer availability

All applications will be carefully reviewed by members of the NYMIF Team and offers will be emailed to performers on or around the week of July 30th!

Thank you for your interest in The 9th Annual New York Musical Improv Festival. We look forward to hearing from you!

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 ten 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 house teams!

Past festivals have included teams and performers from cities across the US, (NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Boston, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Austin TX, Washington DC, Baltimore, Raleigh, Pittsburgh, Miami, Providence and Seattle), Canada (Montreal and Vancouver), Frankfurt, Germany and Paris France! NYMIF 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