New Update

Due to the rapidly evolving nature of the national and local response to COVID-19, Arcade Comedy Theater has decided to postpone or cancel all programming and classes through April 30. The safety of our patrons, staff, students and artists is our top priority.

Pittsburgh’s Only Non-Profit Comedy Theater

Arcade Comedy Theater, founded in 2013, is dedicated to making the Pittsburgh community better through comedy. We feature at least six shows every weekend, comedy classes, family shows, and special events. Plus, we’re BYOB, have free video games in the lobby, and our theaters are accessible.

Most importantly: we’re really funny. 

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Try a comedy class

Spend three hours a night having fun, being goofy, and meeting new people. Arcade Comedy Theater’s classes in improv, stand-up, and sketch writing are the perfect release after a long day doing… stuff other than comedy! What are you waiting for?

In-person classes are currently postponed until the theater can re-open. Stay tuned!

Coming this summer

Just announced: Arcade is offering brand new, 2-day mini-camps for kids age 5 to 17. Every camp features different activities and exercises tailored to each age group and concludes with a live performance for family and friends!

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NEW: Online Sketch Writing

Arcade Academy is adding online classes and workshops — a great way to learn the art of comedy from the comfort of your own home. Join our mailing list below to find out first when new classes are launching.

Our first section of Online Sketch Writing is sold out! 

Kids Comedy Matinees

Penny Arcade is an award-winning comedy show designed for kids ages 5-12 years old, but fun for all ages. Performed on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays every month at 1PM, it’s the city’s only kid-centric improvised comedy show. Tickets start at just $5! 

Comedy grows communities.

Donate Today to the Arcade

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.

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