Performer Passes

Each performer receives a free pass to two OoB shows (including headliners). You can upgrade to an all-access pass here.


Registration will be open from Tues – Sat of the festival at The Hideout Theater, 617 Congress Ave. More information on open times will be posted here. At registration you will receive your badge, free tshirt, an info packet filled with maps, party info and restaurant discounts! Also, at this time, youcan purchase performer upgrades.

Our festival hotel is the Courtyard Marriott, which is in downtown Austin. It’s walking distance to The State, The New Movement and The Hideout Theater. We’ll give you a ride to/from the airport (more info about that to come). :)
Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center
300 E 4th St
Austin, TX 78701
To reserve your room, use this link –> Reserve Your Room!
The rate is $129 a night and must be reserved before August 5th.

Alternative Housing

One of the best things about OoB is the Austin Improv’s supportive community. If you’re interested in housing, join the Austin Improv forum or Facebook group and get to know us! The Firehouse Hostel is also a great choice, located directly next to The Hideout Theatre and near most of the venues. If your group stays in the same common room or suite, you could all bunk together for dirt cheap.

Transportation Details are still being finalized. For now, here are the basics:

Airport Rides

We are currently setting up a system for air port ride requests. Please hold off on emailing us with inquiries until further notice.

Bus Schedule

Use Google maps or for the most accurate info. Find venue addresses on our venues page.



Thurs-Mon, you should be able to find pedicabs (bicycle taxis) roaming around downtown. They are fun and safe. There is no set charge but most cab drivers prefer at least $5 per person. Tip well, they work hard and are usually very nice. In fact, many of our improvisers have been pedicabbers in the past.


Cool Ways to Get “Taxis”

We have Uber in this town and it has a friendly and positive track record.

We also have our own version of it called LYFT.

Like Smart Cars? You can pay-for-use for them with Car2Go


Lame Cool Ways to Get Taxis

Austin Cab Company: (512) 478-2222
Yellow Cab: (512) 452-9999
Lonestar Cab: (512) 836-4900


You should have received your show time in your acceptance email. We are very strict about time as the schedule is super tight. Please refer to the calendar page or your acceptance email. We will be pulling lights exactly when your time is up. We don’t have a choice! You’ll have an opportunity to talk to your lighting & sound crew before the show, so arrive early.

A note to sketch troupes:

Please travel light and be prepared for your tech rehearsal with a cue script (we will schedule these as the festival gets closer.) Also, be advised, we will black you out if you run long.


Send any sound, lighting, music, or any other technical questions to


Just keep us posted. Email with any cast corrections / changes.


Please check your online listing for accuracy, typos, and cast updates. If you find any mistakes. Send corrections to


Please promote your show. Make graphics / web posters using our identity package for logos & cool schtuff


Oh… don’t worry… We’ll party, my friends. Details are being finalized. TBA.