PLAN A VISITSome important stuff to know when you visit the Arcade
General Admission Tickets
Generally, ticket prices for shows at Arcade Comedy Theater range between $7 — $25, and are available through ShowClix 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.
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, which includes cups, openers and wristbands. There are a handful of bars within walking distance of Arcade that sell carry-out beer, including the Sharp Edge Bistro and Sammy’s Corned Beef. You’re also allowed to bring a small cooler for your beer — as long as it can fit under your seat. 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.
Student Rush & Military Rush
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). 15 minutes before showtime, we will allow students to line up and buy first-come-first-serve tickets at $5 off. 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.
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.
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.
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
The Arcade is accessible for guests in wheelchairs or walkers, with flexible seating in both our first and second floor theaters, accessible all-gender restrooms located on the basement level, and an elevator that connects all three levels. Arrangements can be made at the box office for any guest, or by emailing our general manager, Jason Clark (operationsATarcadecomedytheater.com), 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.