Improtopia : Dunedin Fringe Festival


Ōtepoti | Dunedin

Improvisation Theatre Storytelling

An experimental group tests the limits of what improvised theatre can be. Can they find ... Improtopia?

Ōtepoti | Dunedin

Imagine a place ...

Where we can make it all up,

Where scripts write themselves,

Where truths emerge as if by magic,

Where the trivial becomes epic, and the mythical mundane.

Imagine ... an Improtopia.

After many years as a professional actor, drama teacher, and improvisor, Dan Allan is submerging himself in his craft by committing to an MFA on improvised theatre at Otago University. To do so, he has assembled a sparkling group of local improvisors who have signed up to learn and implement a completely new approach to performing spontaneously. Bravely stepping into the unknown, Improtopia will be the culmination of their work across 8 weeks. Anything could happen, and something must!

Be among the first witnesses to this type of show! All we need are a few starting ideas so that the action can unfold spontaneously before your very eyes. And because it's all an experiment, it's absolutely FREE!

Start your Fringe evening in the cosy confines of the University's Mary Hopewell Theatre at 6pm. The night will still be young when we finish and there'll be time to catch another Fringe show, or head out to dinner to discuss the wonders you've beheld in Improtopia.

If you choose to, show your appreciation in the form of a donation, and we will donate it to our partners at Dunedin Pride in honour of their great mahi during Pride Month.


1hr 10min



Content Warning

We won't set out to offend but please be aware that improvised content is somewhat unpredictable.


Mary Hopewell Theatre

University Teachers College, Union St East

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Dunedin Fringe envisions a city ignited by creativity, where all people embrace art, culture and creativity into their daily lives.

We have a mission to provide platforms for creative expression that help nurture communities. We have a special focus on supporting emerging artists, and the development of new and experimental work.

We produce the Dunedin Fringe Festival, Amped Music Project and New Zealand Young Writers Festival annually, curate the White Box Gallery, and manage the performing arts venue Te Whare o Rukutia.

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19 George Street,
Dunedin 9016,
Aotearoa New Zealand

03 477 3350