Arcade’s very own
comedy show
designed for kids!

Kids Count!

New short films inspired by the US Census

Penny Arcade Kids Count videos

Written, directed, and edited by Penny Arcade
Produced by Arcade Comedy Theater
“Kids Count” design by Michael Rhodes

Penny Arcade & the US Census

The US Census ends at the end of September 2020, and all month long Penny Arcade is premiering brand new short films inspired by the importance of the census. These films will be premiering throughout the month, as well as airing on Pittsburgh public access PCTV and appearing at some Pittsburgh Public Parks drive-in movie events.

The census is an official count of the United States population and takes place once every 10 years, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution. The goal is to count every person residing in the United States and where they live.

Our show, Kids Count!, is brought to you by Arcade Comedy Theater, the Census 2020 Philanthropic Fund, and Be Counted SW Pennsylvania.

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Watch Your Ideas Come to Life!

Penny Arcade is an improv comedy show designed for kids 4–11 years old and fun for the entire family. At the start of the show, kids draw, write, and craft at our Collaboration Stations. Then the Penny Players bring those ideas to life on stage with a fun 45-minute improv comedy show — there’s even opportunities for kids to get in on the act! Every show is different!

Space is limited for this interactive show—consider purchasing your ticket in advance to reserve your spot!

Our “Pay as You Wish” Option

Arcade Comedy Theater believes that all families should have access to a fun, interactive comedy show like Penny Arcade. Thanks in part to a grant from PNC Charitable Trust and proceeds from full-price tickets and individual donors, Arcade offers a “pay as you wish” ticket option. You can choose the price that you and your family are most comfortable with. The “pay as you wish” option is available online, if you’d like to reserve your ticket in advance and ensure you have a seat. Also available in-person at the box office the day of the show.

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Voted 2019 “Best Improv Comedy Troupe”
Pittsburgh Magazine

How Does It Work?

Before the show, the audience participates in Collaboration Stations which use crafts and literary prompts to generate ideas used in the show by the players.

It’s showtime! We create an energetic 45-minute show based on the ideas from Collaboration Stations.

Every show features opportunities to volunteer and go on stage to tell stories, interact with performers, and play games!

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