Support Arcade on December 1

In a year like no other, Arcade Comedy Theater brings you a day of online entertainment and giving to fuel the future.

Every year, Give Big is Arcade’s largest single day of giving, so in a year like no other, we need you to GIVE REALLY BIG. We have set an ambitious goal of $30,000, which will provide critical operational support to help offset the devastating impact of COVID-19 on our organization. To get us there, we look forward to inspiring you with brand new online entertainment throughout the day to warm your heart and make you laugh. You can be part of fueling the future for a happier, healthier, and more joyful Pittsburgh arts community. 

The countdown to Give (Really) Big:








Todd Glass Show: Online!


Arcade Comedy Theater presents comedian Todd Glass for an exclusive one-night-only, live streaming performance —broadcast from Todd’s house in Los Angeles, California straight into your living room. Tickets are just $12 and proceeds support our theater!

Laugh together at home.

We’re presenting more online streaming comedy than ever before. Instead of searching around for how to watch the latest show, you can now just head over to our new /live page. Refresh the page at the time of the show and like magic, the YouTube Live feed will be right there on the page — or if the show’s on Twitch, we’ll tell you how to get there.

Check out our list of upcoming events, and get ready for /live comedy!

Reignite your creativity!

Arcade Academy is offering online and in-person opportunities to try out some improv, freshen up your comedy skills, and just have some fun. More workshops and classes added all of the time.

Coming up: November & December Workshops

Online workshops from guest artists

This fall, Arcade Academy is offering online improv workshops for beginners and advanced players! Featuring special guest teaching artists from around the country — now is the perfect time to have some fun and elevate your improv skills.

Thank you, Pittsburgh!

Arcade Comedy Theater, and many of the shows we present, is proud to have been recognized by the readers of Pittsburgh City Paper in a number of categories this year’s Best of Pittsburgh poll.

  • 2nd Place Best Local Theatre Company: Arcade Comedy Theater
  • 2nd Place Best Local Comedy Troupe: Penny Arcade
  • 3rd Place Best Local Comedy Troupe: Knights of the Arcade
  • 3rd Place Best Livestream Theater Performance: Dial-Up: Improvised Zoom Calls with the Frances Bros.
  • 3rd Place Best Children’s Party Entertainer: Penny Arcade

Thank you for your continued support!

Keep Pittsburgh’s non-profit home for comedy open in your hearts!

Show some love for Arcade Comedy Theater during its shutdown due to COVID-19 by donating to our Arcade at Home fundraiser.

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Arcade Comedy Theater is Pittsburgh’s only non-profit theater dedicated to comedy, and every dollar you give helps the community stay a positive, funny place. All funds will be used to continue our Arcade Upgrade, enabling us to expand our programming, create more opportunities for a wider range of artists, and continue to keep ticket prices affordable for everyone in Pittsburgh. Thank you again, from all of us at Arcade Comedy Theater.

COVID-19 Updates

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arcade Comedy Theater has postponed or cancelled all shows in our theater at 943 Liberty Avenue.