Women's History Month

Throughout the month, we’re presenting new and innovative programming produced by women. Make a donation to our artist fund and help us compensate all of the female-identifying artists bringing free, funny comedy to our YouTube channel.

An interactive murder mystery show!

Marjorie Funfinger’s Masterpiece Mystery Games presents “The Best Baker Showdown”

A uniquely hilarious online murder mystery, written and directed by Tessa Karel. Audience members will turn on their webcams and join in on the mystery in an attempt to figure out who murdered Betsy Butters.

Show added! April 16 at 8PM. Just 25 tickets per show.

Online Show Calendar

Free, online comedy shows every weekend

Arcade presents a full lineup of online comedy shows every week, produced by Pittsburgh artists in support of our Arcade at Home fundraising initiative. Check out shows like Dial-Up, The Latchkey Kids, Camp Loose Leaf, Lucky Draw, Arcade Improv Night and more…

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.

Online workshops from guest artists

More workshops coming in March

This winter, 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. Check back for more updates.

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!

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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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.