You can catch the Lightbulb performers around Canberra in a range of performances throughout the year, from our regular monthly comedy show to special one-off performances created for festivals and events. Find out more about our shows here. 

The Lightbulb players perform in a range of settings in Canberra. In March 2019, Lightbulb presented their signature game-show “Truth or Dare” at the Street Theatre as part of the  Canberra Comedy Festival.  Lightbulb has also premiered the Canberra Unscripted festival for 2017, 2018 and 2019 and performs in local festivals, such as Art Not Apart (2018 and 2019).

The Lightbulb players perform a monthly show ‘Switched On’ at Smiths Alternative. Lightbulb also produces ‘Strong Female Lead’ to showcase the artistic talent of Canberra women across many genres, and ‘Cage Match’,  a show open to all local improvisers to entertain with their favourite format.

Switched-On Show

Switched On @ Smiths

Lightbulb Improv is Canberra’s premier improvised comedy ensemble, performing at Smiths Alternative every month. On 5 December we will go all out with “The Very Spontaneous Musical”. A completely improvised musical! 

Based on a theme the Lightbulb Players create an unscripted comedy variety show. In a lively and daring journey, the players craft stories, games, songs and fearless theatre that frees the mind, delights the intellect and basically distils the meaning of life.  Check out some of our past shows here and here

Strong Female Lead

As featured in HerCanberra, Strong Female Lead showcases the talented women of Canberra. It’s a place for our songs, our stories and our creative souls.

On 28 November we proudly present the music of Rebecca Mann, theatrical work by Judith Petersen, a comedy set by Nicole Seifert, storytelling by Karolina Firman, the comedic musical musings of Helen Way and much more. 


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Cage Match

Welcome to Canberra’s most risky improv show, where four courageous teams of emerging talent take the stage to prove who is the most daring. This is a no-holds-barred competition and you decide which team will be crowned the Cage-Match champion and advance to the next round and defend their title against new opponents. Next show is Tuesday 17 December – be there to select your champion!  

To register a team contact us 

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Commission a show

Need a little warm glow to make your event shine? Lightbulb can provide you with a comedic showcase for your corporate or community event. We can customise our show to suit any theme or occasion. Please contact us for more details.

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Canberra Comedy Festival: Truth or Dare

In March 2019 the Lightbulb Players shared their impromptu magic with the Canberra Comedy Festival.  Two teams squared off in this seriously silly ‘Truth or Dare’ game show. Skeletons were unleashed from the closet and marshmallows consumed while delivering complex dialogue! Check out some of their antics

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