Event Details


February 11-14, 2016


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Finest City Improv, San Diego, CA

I’m sending you a valentine and it reads… let’s improvise!

Sunset strolls on the beach with 70 degree weather and palm trees swaying gently in the wind.
Poolside brunch and late night movies under the stars.
Historic landmark hotel that will help you “date up”.
Hundreds of foxy funny fellas and daring dames.
Short stumble down dimly lit hallways to go from the stage to your room.

We are seeking submissions of all types of improv. Shows will be from February 11 – 14th with workshops on Saturday and Sunday. Submit your team for consideration before November 30th ($30) or December 11th ($45)!

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Last year, we offered workshops on Saturday and Sunday. Details coming soon!

Last Year’s Workshops

Curious about what to expect? You can view last year’s workshop schedule here.

Parties and Jams!

Hey PAL-entine! We want to make sure that you are getting the most fun and warm welcome that we can offer you.  Will you be circling Yes, No or Maybe to our totally awesome dates that we planned for you while you’re here?

Discover your perfect scene partner – OPEN JAMS
Friday & Saturday 6pm – Theatre

What better way to make a friend than on the stage? Our open jams are your chance to get on stage in a low pressure situation to play with improvisers from all over the country! Just show up and hop on stage!

Lover’s Lounge
Friday and Saturday 6-11pm  (Louisiana Room)
The place to be if you don’t get into a show or just need to meet up with your team.  Grab a drink from our lobby bar then head right next door to hang in the lounge!

Find the Polo to your Marco at the Pool Party
Saturday 12:00-3:00pm – Lafayette Pool  $15 for non-hotel guests
Hey you bathing beauty, throw on your best suit and that SPF 70 and make your way down to the Lafayette pool for drinks, games and music by DJ Schrammy. In case of inclement weather, we will be hanging out in the lobby area of the Lafayette.

After parties!

Find a Foxy friend at the Red Fox Room
Friday 11:00pm – 2:00am – Red Fox Room
Nothing says love like a dark lit room, red vinyl seats, and a crooner at the piano. Come on by to the Red Fox Room, located right across the hall from FCI inside the hotel. We will be having a private party just for us to get in your ultimate mingling time!

Sing Away the Heartache at Gilly’s
Saturday 11:00pm-2:00am – Gilly’s Lounge
Love got ya down? Grab the karaoke mic and sing your best Whitney impression! This funky dive bar attracts all the best and most interesting San Diego locals, and it’s always a good time.

Carve your name on the love tree and sign each other’s yearbooks
Sunday February 22nd 10:00-11:00pm – Theatre
Time to exchange lockets and letterman jackets as we wrap up the 2015 San Diego Improv Festival! Join us in the theatre for a closing toast, group photo and good byes.



The festival is at Finest City Improv, which is attached to the beautiful Lafayette Hotel in the North Park area of San Diego, CA.

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We are located on site at the Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club, and Bungalows.

Book your room for just $105 per night!  This rate is available only for festival attendees on Thursday through Sunday nights.  Availability is limited and only available up until January 11th, 2016. To book call 619-296-2101 or email: aimee@lafayettehotelsd.com and mention that you are with the Improv Fest 2016 group.