MOMENT! 11th International Improv Festival Vienna 2023:

Oct. 5–10, 2023

TAG – Theater an der Gumpendorfer Straße in Vienna produces passionate and entertaining contemporary theatre with a special focus on improv theatre and proudly presents MOMENT! 11th INTERNATIONAL IMPROV FESTIVAL VIENNA 2023: Spontaneous, lively and unique entertainment at world class level!

The festival addresses professional improvisation actors and actresses who are curious about exchanging views concerning theoretical and practical experiences. The audience benefits from vivid performances unique in their matchless constellation of improv pros from all over the world meeting at TAG in Vienna.






daily shows 7.30 pm
official festival language: Bad English


Thursday Oct. 5, 2023

Part 1: Jim Libby presents THE GRAND OPENING SHOW
Part 2: Dan Seyfried presents ENDURE & SURVIVE: THE FIRST PART

Friday Oct. 6, 2023

Lena Försch presents SINGLED OUT 

Saturday Oct. 7, 2023

Part 1: Gilly Alfeo presents CONDUCTOR`S CUT

Sunday Oct. 8, 2023

Felipe Ortiz presents LUGARES – ORTE

Monday Oct. 9, 2023

Naomi Snieckus & Matt Baram present IMPROMPTU SPLENDOR 

Tuesday Oct. 10, 2023

Part 1: Hila di Castro presents WOMAN UP!
Part 2: Dan Seyfried presents ENDURE & SURVIVE: THE SECOND PART 







Pre-sale / Online € 13 / night
On the day of the show € 15 / night

Early Bird MOMENT! Festival Pass:
Buy Tickets for 4 Shows get the 5th one for free! (until September 22, 2023, 10 am)

Pre-sale has started!

You can buy the tickets Online

Or make a ticket reservation: karten@dasTAG.at or +43/1/586 52 22
Or buy the tickets:

at the TAG Box Office (Theatre Main Entrance: Esterházygasse)

at the TAG Office (Gumpendorfer Straße 67/10)



official festival language: bad English


3.30 – 6.30 pm
Fees: € 50 / Workshop

Thursday Oct. 5, 2023: SING IT OUT LOUD  MUSIC IN IMPROVISED THEATRE with Gilly Alfeo Fully booked!

Friday Oct. 6, 2023: UNPLUG YOUR BRAIN with Dan Seyfried Fully booked!

Saturday Oct. 7, 2023: OWN THE STAGE BE PRESENT WITH YOUR PRESENCE with Hila di Castro Fully booked!

Tuesday Oct. 10, 2023: BODY-TELLING  FROM IMAGINATION TO POETRY with Felipe Ortiz Fully booked!



1.30 – 6.30 pm
Fees: € 80 / Workshop

Sunday Oct. 8, 2023: THE GENDER LABORATORY with Hila di Castro Fully booked!



3.30 – 6.30 pm
Fees: € 50 / Workshop

Friday Oct. 6, 2023: HOW DO WE TELL OUR STORIES? with Matt Baram Fully booked! 

Sunday Oct. 8, 2023: HOW TO SAVE A SINKING SHIP with Lena Försch Fully booked!



1.30 – 6.30 pm
Fees: € 80 / Workshop

Saturday Oct. 7, 2023: RADICAL IMPROV ACTING with Naomi Snieckus Fully booked!



Fully booked!


SCHNITTSTELLE – The International Showcase Ensemble

TAG and Felipe Ortiz will cast a group of advanced players who’ll have the possibility to train with Felipe Ortiz during the MOMENT! Festival 2023 and perform STORIES OF A SMALL TOWN WITHOUT MEMORY on stage on Saturday Oct. 7, 2023

Oct. 5 – 7, 2023

Fee: € 190

Training Sessions:

Thursday Oct. 5, 2023, 11.00 am – 3.00 pm
Friday Oct. 6, 2023, 10.00 am – 3.00 pm
Saturday Oct. 7, 2023, 10.00 am – 3.00 pm





You’ll get a discount by booking multiple Workshops at once!

Classic Workshops

2 Workshops: -5% discount on the total price
3 Workshops: -10% discount on the total price
4 Workshops: -15% discount on the total price
5 Workshops: -20% discount on the total price

3-day Workshop SCHNITTSTELLE – The International Showcase Ensemble

plus 2 Classic Workshops: -5% discount on the total price
plus 3 Classic Workshops: -10% discount on the total price
plus 4 Classic Workshops: -15% discount on the total price
plus 5 Classic Workshops: -20% discount on the total price





Have a look at the report from OKTO TV about the show „Stop and dance“ at the MOMENT! Festival 2021!






FOUNDER  Georg Schubert

PRODUCER  Ferdinand Urbach


(Claudia Breitmayer 2022)

MARKETING Julia Mayer, Lila Ludwig & Marie Pfefferle (until 2021)

PRESS  Sylvia Marz-Wagner, SKYunlimited

LOGO  Sofie Mayer, Pigeon Power Grafikstudio

SUJET Anna Stöcher, Alexander Ach Schuh

FESTIVAL SUPPORT Olena Mashkina 2022 + 2023
(Nina Haider 2021, Ann-Kathrin Pfahler 2019, Lila Ludwig 2018 & 2019, Catherine Shocket 2017, Vivienne Binz 2016)





Theater an der Gumpendorfer Straße
Gumpendorfer Straße 67
1060 Vienna

Theatre Main Entrance: Esterházygasse
Box Office opening hours: on show days from pm until the beginning of the play

Tel: +43 / 1 / 586 52 22
Fax: +43 / 1 / 587 36 72 11

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 11 am – 4 pm


By Subway:
U3 station Zieglergasse or Neubaugasse (approx. 5 min walk)
U4 station Pilgramgasse (approx. 10 min walk or bus 13A/14A)

By Bus:
13A direction Alserstraße: bus stop Esterházygasse
13A direction Hauptbahnhof: bus stop Magdalenenstraße
14A direction Neubaugasse: bus stop Esterházygasse
14A direction Reumannplatz: bus stop Magdalenenstraße
57A both directions: bus stop Esterházygasse

By Train:
Westbahnhof: U3 direction Simmering to subway station Zieglergasse (approx. 5 min walk)
Hauptbahnhof: 13A direction Alserstraße: bus stop Esterházygasse



the 6th district is a short-term parking zone:
Mon – Fri, 9 am – 10 pm, 2 hours max.

Car Park Tickets (30 min, 1 hour, 1 ½ hours) are available in every „Tabak Trafik“, in booking offices of Wiener Linien, by phone or comfortably at TAG.

Car Park nearby:
Garage Generali Center
Damböckgasse 4
1060 Vienna

Fees: 2,90 per hour
open 24/7
accepting: cash, credit card, bank card




  • It’s been years since I have had the opportunity to meet with improvisational minds from all over the world. I’m excited to learn from such a diverse group.

    MATT BARAM 2023
  • I have heard so many great things about MOMENT festival and now I am going to be in it!! wooohhhhooooo !!!! let the games begin 🙂

  • I am THRILLED to be a part of this festival! Can’t wait to explore, discover, learn and play, play, play! Also, I love Vienna! This is an absolute treat. Thank you so much for having me!

    LENA FÖRSCH 2023
  • Oh wow, the Moment Festival ! I’ve always wanted to be part of this major European improv event. I am very honoured to be invited. I cannot wait to be be on and off stage with this brillant cast, to work with them and to present professional quality show with the audience. yeeeeeah !!

  • Ha ha! I fooled the Moment festival into inviting me back! I can’t wait to play with you all, work with some of you and celebrate the joy of improv at one of my favorite festivals in the world! Plus – I left something in the dressing room last year, I’ll look forward to getting that back too!

  • So excited to visit the hometown of the legendary scandal concert. Looking forward to play scandalously passionate with great improvisers from all over the world.

    GILLY ALFEO 2023
  • OH VIENNA Improvisers –  I am beyond excited to see you! There is nothing better in life than play – on stage or off – the Vienna festival will be an amazing opportunity for both! (i’ll be the one constantly dancing from happiness!)

  • I cannot wait! What an amazing line-up of improvisers who I admire and what an honor to work and perform with them. Thanks so much, MOMENT! for making this happen.

  • I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful festival. To be able to travel and perform again after the past few years is such a gift.

  • In this MOMENT I could not be happier if I were three people in being invited to this Viennese affair. I wish I were at least three people so I could attend all the courses.

  • All the great minds of Slovenian literature and music at one point went to study and perfect their art in Vienna. Now almost anyone (me for example) can come and I think that is beautiful.

    VID SODNIK 2022
  • I’m honored to be part of this festival that holds improv up as an art form. Moment! celebrates ensemble with love, care and daring spirit. I can’t wait for our moment learn, and laugh and work and play together.

  • I am excited and feel honored to be part of the MOMENT. Can’t wait to work and play with y’all!

  • One of my all-time favourite festivals: what a joy to be back!

    Laura Doorneweerd-Perry 2021
  • In this MOMENT I could not be happier if I were three people in being invited to this Viennese affair. I wish I were at least three people so I could attend all the courses.

    Andrew Hefler 2021
  • All these years I’ve heard about Moment! festival, I can’t wait to be an active part of it! Get ready for some serious joy!

    Gael Doorneweerd-Perry 2021
  • To BE IN THE MOMENT is, what I want and what I’m good at. To be in the MOMENT! In Vienna is like getting the peak of the moment as a special present. Thank you!

    Karin Krug 2021
  • After almost two years of stillness, MOMENT will be the first festival to travel to and I can’t think of a better way to re-enter this part of life! Tell me if I scream too loudly when I get there!

    Billy Kissa 2021
  • This festival will rock my future grandma-me!

    Nele Kießling 2019
  • Oh Vienna how I miss you. It’s been so long! I’m super excited to get back there and rock out on stage in front of the amazing Viennese audiences with a talented cast of improvisers.

    Lee White 2019
  • To quote Mother Theresa: each moment is all we need, not more.

    Laura Doorneweerd-Perry 2019
  • I’m so excited and honoured to be in such a great ensemble at Moment! 2019 with so many heavy-weight international improv artists. That the festival is taking place in such a beautiful city like Vienna is like frosting on top a great cake, and Vienna does know how to make great cakes! This festival is going to be filled many amazing and wonderful MOMENTs!

    Jonathan Pitts 2019
  •  I’ve been wanting to be part of this festival for a long time. I can’t wait to share some special ephemeral moments with such amazing improvisers.

    Feña Ortalli 2019
  • I was so inspired by last years festival, I simply have to come back!

    Patti Stiles 2019
  • Everything happens in a moment, in the moment. I can’t wait for this crowd of momentous improvisers in this moment.

    Ruth Bratt 2018
  • I’ve been referring to my previous experience at MOMENT! 16, as the Impro Spa, a place where an unrivalled collection of improvisers are free to create together all day, and share the results with the audience all night

    Nick Byrne 2018
  • I am looking forward to discover this lovely festival with lovely old and new friends. Let’s transform mistakes in unexpected opportunities from moment to moment!

    Franck BuzZ 2018
  • When in doubt – copy.

    Inbal Lori 2018
  • Every night I dream of being in Vienna drinking wine with Strauss, creating for us Wiener Blut. It will happen in a moment.

    Mico Pugliares 2018
  • I look forward to all the moments in Vienna!

    Dan O'Connor 2018
  • We will all share this wonderful MOMENT together. How glorious!

    Patti Stiles 2018
  • I love to inspire and be inspired by the MOMENT! New airs of IMPRO arriving from Vienna. I am happy to be back to being part of this energy.

    Omar Argentino Galván 2017
  • Improv is a Viennese waltz…must be in two and we need to look in each other eyes. I can’t wait to join this amazing Ensemble!

    Mariadele Attanasio 2017
  • I can’t wait to travel to Vienna for the first time. I very much look forward to performing in the Vienna Improv Festival with old friends and making new friends on stage.

    Amber Nash 2017
  • Spectacular city, fantastic food, brilliant improvisers – twist my arm!

    Mignon Remé 2017
  • Here´s to monumentally marvelous moments at MOMENT!

    Johanna Seiler 2017
  • It feels like I will be there at the right moment !

    Keng-Sam Chane Chick Té 2017
  • Being at the MOMENT is being in the moment again and again and again … unpredictable, alive, rich and improvised.

    Roland Trescher 2017
  • I will follow. I will lead. Just give me a reason. Just give me a Moment.

    Goran Zavrsnik 2017
  • Vienna is my improv spiritual home and I’m so looking forward to being back and playing with old friends and meeting new ones!

    Jana Carpenter 2016
  • Each morning, I look out of my window, hoping I’m already in Vienna. Everything happens at this MOMENT! 

    Nick Byrne 2016
  • Wer berechenbar ist, wird früher oder später durch eine Maschine ersetzt. Unsere Freiheit wird in Zukunft darin bestehen, unberechenbar zu bleiben, damit die Algorithmen von Amazon, Facebook und Google ins Leere laufen. Lang lebe Impro!

    Gunter Lösel 2016
  • To me, clever comedy is only candy coating on the rich healthy fruit.

    Steve Jarand 2016
  • I’m very excited to be performing in Vienna on my first visit to the city, and hope to consume my body weight in Mozartkugeln.

    Kiki Hohnen 2016
  • The best accompanying music, they say, is music you don’t hear. But sometimes improv musicians need to be loud and sometimes we want to be number one in the show, wanting to play fast and hot as hell.

    Goran Zavrsnik 2016
  •  I am excited to see what will be spontaneously discovered in Vienna.

    Randy Dixon 2016
  • I am excited to create incredible lasting moments at Moment!

    Rod Ben Zeev 2016
  • Emptiness brings out the simple thoughts.

    Per Gottfredsson 2016
  • Why playing at the MOMENT! festival at TAG? Because the TAG connects, combines, supports, creates space, opens doors, brings together and is fun!

    Beatrix Brunschko



See you in a MOMENT!

TAG - Theater an der Gumpendorfer Straße