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We The People Improv Festival: X Plus One

July 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Philly Improv Theater’s We The People Improv Festival is the main improv festival for the City of Philadelphia. The fest is dedicated to showcasing the diversity of improv talent from across the nation and around the globe, while also highlighting the diversity and talent of our beautiful city to our guest artists and all those in attendance. Our producing team and Philly’s improv scene are excited to come together under one roof for a weekend celebrating excellence in improvisational comedy, and the camaraderie of the worldwide improv community. We The People has your back and we can’t wait to laugh with you!

AMNewYork calls us “the fake sci-fi radio show from the 1940s you never knew you needed!” and Time Out NY says, “You’re in for a wild night!” Watch us fight atomic saucers and robo-men with ray guns and American know-how! X Plus One is: David Armstrong, Jonathan Desley, Luis Fernandez, Matt Giroveanu, Geoff Grimwood, Austin Sanders, Jeff Scherer and Rachel Scherer.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Shows at the theater are technically open to all ages, but we recommend patrons be 16 and up. While we do not enforce an age restriction on any particular show, parents and guardians are advised that the performances often contain strong language and adult subject matter.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Public Transit: The following SEPTA bus lines have a stop within 1 block of Philly Improv Theater: 9, 12, 17, 21, 42. All SEPTA Green Line trolleys stop 3 blocks from the theater at 22nd Street and at 19th Street. The closest SEPTA subway stops to the theater are at 15th Street (Blue Line) and City Hall (Orange Line) – the walk from both of these stops is approximately 10-15 minutes through Center City Philadelphia. For patrons traveling to shows on regional rail, the nearest station serving all SEPTA regional rail lines is Suburban Station – which is also approximately 10-15 minutes walk from the theater. 

Parking: While there is street parking in the neighborhood surrounding the theatre, it can be difficult to find a spot in the evening, especially during the weekend. There are several parking garages conveniently located on Sansom Street right next to the theater, as well as multiple parking lots around 20th and Sansom. There is limited street parking available in the neighborhood of the theater – if you intend to park on the street we suggest allowing 15-20 minutes to find a spot!

Park America, 2027 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Open Sun-Thurs until midnight, Fri-Sat until 2:00 a.m.

Sun-Wed – $12.00 (in after 3:00 p.m. & out by close)
Thurs-Sat – $15.00 (in after 3:00 p.m & out by close)

Patriot Parking, 2102 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Open 24 hours

Sun–Thurs Evenings – $14.00 (in after 5:00 p.m. & out by 7:00 a.m.)
Fri-Sat Evenings – $18.00 (in after 5:00 p.m. & out by 7:00 a.m.)

21st & Sansom Parking Garage, 2106 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Open 24 hours

Sunday-Thurs Evenings – $15.00 (in after 5:00 p.m. & out by 8:00 a.m.)
Fri-Sat Evenings – $20.00 (in after 5:00 p.m. & out by 8:00 p.m.)

PLEASE NOTE: All rates are subject to change without notice.


What can I bring into the event?

PHIT does not have food or beverage service on site, but we do allow patrons to carry in snacks and drinks. All shows at the theater are BYOB! Please be prepared to show your I.D. upon request. If you bring beer and wine please remember we ask all visitors at the theater be respectful and mindful of their fellow audience members. We reserve the right to ask any patron to leave at anytime.

If you need to grab a snacks or a six packbefore the show, we recommend:
Monde Market, 100 South 21st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

If you’d prefer to enjoy a bottle of wine, the nearest state run store is located at:
Fine Wine & Good Spirits, 2040 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No! If you purchased tickets in advance, you can hop in line outside the stage when you arrive (if you’re early) or walk right into the stage (if the house is already open) and our ushers will ask for you to give the name your tickets are under. 

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes! If you can no longer attend but have someone else to go in your place, just give them the attendee name you provided when you purchased your tickets and they can have our ushers check them in using your name.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes! We honor the ticket for the first person who gives the correct attendee name while entering our stages. 


July 20, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Philly Improv Theater
2030 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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