Some important stuff to know when you visit the Arcade

Ticket Information

General Admission Tickets

Generally, ticket prices for shows at Arcade Comedy Theater range between $7 — $25, and are sold through our ticketing partner, ShowClix, online and at our box office the day of the show. Tickets are non-refundable and we don’t offer rainchecks — but they are transferrable. If you’re not able to make a show, you can always feel free to give them to a friend.

Unless otherwise noted, seats are general admission. Buying a ticket in advance guarantees you a seat up until the start of the show. If you’re not present at the time the show begins, your seat may be re-sold to someone on our waitlist. We will do our best to accommodate late seating, but your party may need to split up to fill in individual seats. In the occasion that the show is completely sold out, we will be happy to swap your tickets for a different performance of the same price.

To learn more about our advance tickets, read all about it at the bottom of our events page.

Alcohol & BYOB Policy

Arcade Comedy Theater allows audience members over the age of 21 to bring their own six-pack or bottle of wine to a show! There is a corkage fee of $5/person.

There are a handful of bars and bottle shops within one block of the theater. The only thing we don’t allow is hard liquor. No one wants to have a sloppy, drunk audience, especially one that’s trying to make a mojito in the back row during an improv set. Read more about our BYOB policy.

A selection of beer, wine, and hard seltzers are also available to purchase at our theater thanks to our partnership with Cafe Io. 

Guests must have a valid form of ID and be over 21 years of age in order to consume and purchase alcohol.

Student & Military Discounts

For most shows, Arcade Comedy Theater offers students a reduced ticket price with valid ID (this includes college, technical school, high school, and military ID). There are a set number of discounted tickets available online for students. Additional seating may be available at the box office before the show. All students need to bring a current, valid ID, and seating will be limited based on availability. Restrictions may apply for specific shows. Rush tickets are only available at the box office, and can’t be reserved online or in advance of the show.

Age Restrictions

Generally, most shows at Arcade Comedy Theater are recommended for ages 16 & up unless otherwise stated. We don’t card anyone to see if they’re 16, but instead we’d just recommend you don’t bring a 7-year old to a stand-up comedy show.

There are shows, however, specifically labelled “all ages” and “21+”. And if you’re looking for a show perfect for kids, try Penny Arcade. You can always email us to inquire about the age restrictions for any show.

Travel Information


There is street parking available on Liberty Avenue, and in the blocks around the theater, that is free after 6pm. There’s also a convenient parking garage a block from Arcade: The Smithfield & Liberty garage (right next to SPACE Gallery) is just $6 for the night.

Hotel Accommodations

Arcade Comedy Theater is proud to partner with Drury Hotel, located at 745 Grant Street, just one block from the theater. Arcade guests can get 10% off their room reservation when you book through this link.

Accessibility & Inclusion


Arcade Comedy Theater’s facilities consist of three floors with a full size elevator connecting them. Accessible all-gender restrooms located on the basement level. Arrangements can be made at the box office for any guest, or by emailing us at, or by calling our voicemail line (412-339-0608) and leaving a message.

Mission Statement on Inclusion

Arcade Comedy Theater believes that the best comedy reflects the diverse world in which it is presented. We are committed to providing a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment to all artists, staff, and audience members who come through our doors. Arcade will take an active role to ensure equitable practices and remedy when there are disparities in our values. We understand that inclusion is a journey, and that while we work to do good today, we must also work to do better tomorrow.

If you have any questions about our mission of inclusion, please contact our DEAI Coordinator.