From its humble beginning as an educational adventure into a new style of theatre learning, The Canadian Improv Games got its start in Ottawa in 1977.
Today, CIG is home to one of the largest and most geographically dispersed theatre festivals in Canada with 14 regional programs and over 100,000 alumni participants. Each year students gain access, through their high school, to a variety of immersive workshops, training sessions and performance opportunities that are formatted to build and promote invaluable skills including Positivity, Communication, Leadership, Commitment and Teamwork.
Over the years a number of notable Canadian performers have got their start on the CIG stage including Sandra Oh, Seth Rogan, Nathan Fielder, Alanis Morissette, and Tatiana Maslany.
Watch our local GISS Improv team with the national championship!