Defrost Festival
2024 Dates: July 31st through August 10th

πŸ”₯❄️ It's time to warm your toes by our comedy fire! ❄️πŸ”₯

Defrost is our annual mid-winter celebration of all things improv and sketch comedy. Please join us for some red-hot shows and social events guaranteed to cure your winter blues.

  • Defrost 2024 – The Defrost Ritual
  • Marcel & "Friends"
  • Swipe Right: an improvised dating app
  • Defrost 2024 – Teyze Patrol
  • Defrost 2024 – Harold Horizons
  • The Fry Kids
  • Improvised Saturday Night Live
  • Defrost 2024 – Love.
  • Defrost 2024 – Double Trouble - Part 1
  • Defrost 2024 – Double Trouble - Part 2
  • Defrost 2024 – There's No Place Like
  • This Is All Made-Up: Improvised Stand-Up
  • Defrost 2024 – Mad Cunts
  • Defrost 2024 – Sol's Lip Sync Battle
  • Defrost 2024 – Cool & Smart Live Podcast
  • Defrost 2024 – PORK Presents: Inner Space
  • Defrost 2024 – Bat Country
  • Defrost 2024 – Gays Of Our Lives
  • Death Club
  • Defrost 2024 – Binge Watch
  • Full Tilt
  • Defrost 2024 – Kara-Snow-Ke Night
  • The Big HOO-HAA! Jam
  • Defrost 2024 – Soothplayers
  • Defrost 2024: Scoby
  • Defrost 2024 – Kultura
  • Defrost 2024 – Les ImprovisΓ©: An Improvised Musical
  • Defrost 2024 – Lowest Prices Are Just The Beginning...
  • Defrost 2024 – Your Weekly Digest
  • Defrost 2024 – Pull Yourself Together
  • Defrost 2024 – Date Night
  • Defrost 2024 – Kit Kat Prov
  • Defrost 2024 – TAROT*PROV
  • Defrost 2024 – Humdrum
  • Defrost 2024 – The Seance
  • THE PANEL SHOW
  • Defrost 2024 – JUNKITS
  • Keep Your Quarters Close...
  • Anyone's Game
  • Frostbites - Video Sketch Competition
  • Defrost 2024 – Law and Order: Special Improv Unit
  • Defrost 2024 – Let The Right One Improv
  • Defrost 2024 – Royal Rumble
  • Defrost 2024 – This Is Not a Sequel
  • Defrost 2024 – Mono a Mono: the Mono Scene
  • Defrost 2024 – Speakerbox
  • Defrost 2024 – The Illuminati
  • Defrost 2024 – Tournament Of Teams: Throwback Edition
  • Defrost 2024 – Closing Night Party

Fantastic shows and social events

  • 9 nights of fun at The Improv Conspiracy Theatre and Theory Bar
  • Heaps of your favourite Improv Conspiracy performers trying new things, plus interstate and intercity talent
  • Longer 90-minute featured shows, standard 60-minute premium shows, and bite-sized 30-minute community performances
  • Exciting social events every Friday and Saturday night

World-class comedy workshops

  • Single-session workshops from some of the best local and interstate instructors
  • No prerequisites – all levels of experience are welcome to join
  • Some instructors will be casting festival performances from their workshops participants

Shows & Events

Festival Workshops

Our community watering hole

Enjoy some good times downstairs at Theory Bar

Fancy a beverage after your next show or class session? Our ground floor bar is open Wednesday–Sunday.

Community members and ticket-holders get 10% off*

(* Sundays and Public Holidays excepted)

Theory Bar