Improviser info

HOW TO APPLY to the festival

Step One

The refundable registration fee of 25€ per person must be paid through PayPal to You will need your transaction ID to complete Step 2. Each person only needs to pay once, even if applying with multiple teams.

Size of Team

Step Two

Fill out the form to participate in all of the festival activities, receive a discount on workshops, and apply to perform at the festival as a group or as an individual in a mixer team.


* Individual applications close October 1st


Tuesday 6th November - Icebreaker and Jam at LolaMola
7:00pm - 8:00pm    Registration (check in, pick up your merch etc)
8:00pm - 8:45pm    Ice breakers
8:45pm - 10:00pm  Dinner break (-20% on food and drinks)
10:00pm onwards    Jam

Wednesday 7th November - Saturday 10th November
10:30am - 1:30pm  Morning Workshops
3:00pm - 5:00pm    Afternoon Workshops
8:00pm - 11:00pm  Festival Shows

Saturday 10th November - Closing Party at LolaMola
12:30am onwards    Cava toast (-20% on food and drinks)

Sunday 11th November - Drop In Workshop and Survivors' Dinner
5:00pm - 7:00pm    Open drop-in workshop from BIG School of Improv (5€ donation)
7:30pm onwards      Survivors' dinne

travel and ACCOMMODAtION

How do I book my room?
We’ve sorted a fantastic deal with Generator Hostel with a discount for all festival attendees. Simply download and complete this form and send it to with the subject “BIG IF.” Indicate how many people will be staying and which nights you require accommodation. Festivities kick off on Tuesday evening and continue until Sunday.

How do I get from the Airport to the Generator Hostel? 
There are several ways to get to Gracia from the Airport. Click here to see a map with relevant public and private transport options that might be useful to you during your stay.

  • Taxi (25€-35€, 30 mins) The easiest choice, especially if you're travelling in a group.
  • Metro (4.50€, 45 mins) The L9 leaves from both Terminals. Get off at Collblanc and change to L5 (direction Vall d´Hebron) then get off at Verdaguer, a 5 minute walk from the hostel.
  • Aerobus (5,90€, 25 mins + metro) leaves from both Terminals and drops you at Plaza Catalunya. From there you will need to take the L5 Metro (direction Trinitat Nova) and get off at Diagonal, a 5 minute walk from the hostel.

How do I get around Barcelona?
The hostel, theatre and workshop venues are all within walking distance from each other, and this is by far the easiest way to move between them. LolaMola, where our opening and closing parties will be held, is easily reached by taking the L4 Metro from Joanic to Barceloneta (35mins), the V15 or 49 bus (40mins), or by sharing a taxi (20mins, 10€)

As it's so easy and there's so much to see, walking is a great way to get around Barcelona. For longer journeys, our metro and bus system ( is inexpensive (especially if you buy a 10 ride T-10, which you can even share between a group of people). Taxi rides are also much more affordable than most cities.

FEstival VEnues

Festival Shows

Teatre Cercle de Gracia
C/ Santa Magdalena 12,
08012, Gracia
Metro L3 Fontana



Swing Maniacs
C/ Roger de Flor 291,
08025, Gracia
Metro L4 Joanic


Opening & Closing Social

C/ Joan de Borbó 74,
08003, Barceloneta
Metro L4 Barceloneta


Sleeping & Social

Generator Hostel
C/ Còrsega 373,
08037, Gracia
Metro L5 Diagonal or L4/L5 Verdaguer


FEED Your face in Gracia

Stay tuned for some great places to eat and drink in the area...

fun stuff in barcelona

Stay tuned for some touristy fun while you´re in town...