Outdoor Comedy Shows & Classes

Comedy shows happening downtown at the Trust Oasis every Sunday and Monday and outdoor, drop-in improv classes every weekend.

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 outdoor classes at the Trust Oasis. Like going to yoga or the gym, every class is drop-in style. You can take as many as you’d like!

Improv Drop-in Class

Saturdays at 12pm or Sundays at 1pm

A drop-in style, two-hour, outdoor improv class at the Trust Oasis! Open to all experience levels, including beginners, this class gives you a chance to have some fun, socialize safely and work on your improv comedy skills.

Stand-up Drop-in Class

Sundays at 3pm

A workshop style class open to beginners, open-mic-goers, and seasoned comics: an opportunity to learn basic joke structure or hone new material with immediate in-person feedback from the instructor and fellow students.

Online workshops

Zoom Gauntlets!

We are continuing to offer dynamic, new online comedy workshops — including “Zoom Gauntlet” workshops on October 3 that include instruction in long or short form improv plus an online performance in the same day!

Online Shows for Families!

Penny Arcade is streaming! Kids and families can tune in for a brand new live-streaming comedy show featuring silly improv games and at-home activities. Visit the Penny page to download activity sheets, give improv suggestions, and submit videos for Question Monster. 

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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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.

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.