Ghostfest 2019 Show Schedule and Info for Performers

Ghostfest 2019 @ The Torch Theatre!

There are a lot of great things to be excited about for this year’s Ghostfest (Friday, October 11th, and Saturday, October 12th)! Thank you for your involvement with and support of Ghostfest, which is a fundraiser for the annual Phoenix Improv Festival.

This email is packed with a lot of information; please pass it on to your teammates and cast members! If you have any questions, you can email me back at this address — — or text me at 602-492-7765!

You can also find online copies of this information here:

* Ghostfest 2019 Code of Conduct

By participating in Ghostfest and being on the premises of The Torch Theatre, you are agreeing to the Ghostfest 2018 Code of Conduct. Please make sure that all of the performers in your show(s) are aware of this.


* Volunteering for Ghostfest 2019!

There are still opportunities to help out during the most jam packed weekend of improv!


* Ghostfest 2019 Social Media!

When posting please use the hashtag #ghostfest and please feel free to tag The Torch!

Instagram & Twitter: @TheTorchTheatre

The Torch Theatre Facebook page: / @TheTorchTheatre

Ghostfest FB Group:

* Ghostfest 2019 Show Schedule!

The schedule is posted in its entirety at

The direct link of the Google Spreadsheet of the show schedule is

* Ghostfest 2019 Show Description & Cast Info!

If there are any changes or updates, please email me at this email address:

The link below also has a list of jams that will be happening over Ghostfest weekend.

Jams at The Torch Theatre follow the three following guidelines:

  1. Don’t be a jerk!
  2. Don’t be a creep!
  3. Don’t be a legal liability!

Detailed information on those guidelines can be found in the Ghostfest 2019 Code of Conduct.

Also, Bjorkfast at 10am on Saturday, Oct 12th is a show that features free breakfast catered by our friends at 5th Avenue Cafe

* Ghostfest 2019 Performer Pass Info!

General Ghostfest Performer Pass Bracelet (free for all in-town performers)

Every in-town performer can perform for free and can have backstage/Annex access just like any other weekend at The Torch. There is no obligatory participation fee for in-town performers.


– You get a paper bracelet that helps us know that you’re a performer and not a random person wandering around. There will be a lot of people, audience members, performers, and volunteers around!

– Paper bracelet will be available at The Torch Theatre box office during all of Ghostfest.

– Backstage/Annex space access where there will be free soft drinks and snacks.

Ghostfest Premium Performer Pass Bracelet for Performers & Volunteers

FREE for Ghostfest volunteers and out-of-town performers


– Stylish, limited edition commemorative glow-in-the-dark silicon bracelet that you can wear with pride year-round!

– Backstage/Annex space access where there will be free soft drinks and snacks.

– The Ghostfest Premium Performer Pass Bracelet is optional for in-town performers but it’s a fun way to support the PIF fundraising efforts. This pass is $10 and available at the box office during Ghostfest hours.

– Out-of-town performers will receive their Ghostfest Premium Performer Pass Bracelet at the Torch box office.

* Info for The Torch Theatre!

The Torch Theatre, 4721 North Central Avenue in Phoenix (Google map link)

As usual, The Torch will be open for 32+ hours starting at 6pm on Friday, October 11th.

For the general public, the All-Show Pass Bracelet is $15, a six-hour pass is $10, and a two-hour pass is $5 (only available at the box office).

* Backstage/The Annex

If you’ve never been to The Torch, you can ask the volunteer at the box office to direct you to the Annex, which is our backstage area for hanging out, snacking, and socializing.

Since Ghostfest is a dry, alcohol-free event, soft drinks will be provided for free. There will also be snacks but feel free to bring your own favorite snacks for yourself or to share!

Also, there will be free bottled water available but if you bring your own water bottle, the Torch has a sweet water cooler to refill it.

* Pre-Show Protocol

– Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your show’s time slot.

– Performing at The Torch? Sign in via the clipboard in the Annex space. Whoever is the host/house manager at the time will be checking who signs in.

– If a team hasn’t arrived by 30 minutes before their show, the host/house manager will start making arrangements for their time slot to be filled with a substitute show or jam.

* Recording of Shows & Filming Around The Torch

All Ghostfest shows will be recorded on video (single-camera wide shot) that will be posted online and will be made available for download for your own purposes.. If you would rather that your show not be recorded, please contact our tech director, Bill Binder via

We’ll also have a documentary film crew around. If you’d rather not be included, you can email Bill at and we’ll make arrangements.

Be excellent to each other, have a good luck, and have a great Ghostfest!