Ghostfest 2016


Ghostfest is the sixth annual longform improv comedy marathon and starts on Friday, October 21st at 6pm and runs through the wee hours of Sunday, October 23rd. Ghostfest is produced by The Torch Theatre as a fundraiser for the Phoenix Improv Festival.

Ghostfest is 32+ hours of non-stop improv action with 80+ different shows, from the sublime to the ridiculous! In addition to performances by The Torch Theatre’s mainstay shows and troupes like Mail Order Bride, Galapagos, The Neighborhood, Zombie Gourmet and The Skewed News Hour, Ghostfest will feature groups & shows from all over the city & nation rocking a wide variety of formats and themed shows to stir up some ridiculous fun!

In addition to primetime performance slots, Ghostfest will include late night, overnight, & early morning shows that skew toward the ridiculous & the experimental. It will also include Ghostfest Jr., a Saturday morning programming block of shows just for kids!

Whether you’re a Ghostfest audience member, volunteer, or performer, don’t forget to tag your photos & social media posts with #ghostfest!

GHOSTFEST 2016 Glow in the Dark Tee!

— Special Pre-Order Offer —

$15.00 when you pre-order

$20.00 at the festival

Deadline for this deal is October 10th!


Ghostfest 2016 T-Shirt Order Form

Pre-order your Ghostee today! Shirts are $15 for pre-orders.

Orders outside Phoenix Metro area must be paid online.

 Ghostfest 2016 Lineup


All shows at The Torch Theatre (4721 North Central Avenue, Phoenix).

* Friday, October 21st

6pm – The Ghostfest 2015 Preview, Predictions, & Opening Ceremonies Show

7pm – Skewed News Hour


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* Saturday, October 25th


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8am – Bjorkfast

9am – Theatre Cleaning Break


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Closing Ceremoniesghostbox


All Ghostfest pass – $15.00
— Full marathon access

6 Hour pass – $10.00
— Your six hour window of shows begins upon your first arrival.

Ghostfest Jr. – Pay What You Want or pre-sale for $5.00
— Family Friendly block of shows on Saturday, Oct. 22nd 10am-12pm

All tickets are general seating and all proceeds go to support the Phoenix Improv Festival. 

Purchasing advance tickets are below on Square. You will receive confirmation of purchase and your tickets will be available for pick-up at the Box Office by giving your name. If you’d like to reserve your seats in advance for specific shows – please text/call 602-456-2876 or e-mail

If you have any questions about ghostfest – call the number above or e-mail

Performer pass – $10.00
— Ghostfest performers will need to purchase a performer pass.

The Ghostfest performer pass is per person, helps to support the Phoenix Improv Festival, and provides standby access to shows, meaning that patrons with regular Ghostfest wristbands or night passes have priority seating. But Ghostfest performers can upgrade to a full pass for an extra $5! Bonus! Ghostfest performers can get a free standby pass by volunteering for Ghostfest!

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