Arcade’s very own
comedy show
designed for kids!

Upcoming shows

  • Penny Arcade: Fill in the Blank
    Saturday, August 8 at 10AM ET

If you’d like to watch recordings of our previous shows, check out our collection of videos on our YouTube channel.

Online Collaboration Stations!

Before every one of our shows, kids use their imagination to think up characters, settings, and dialogue on the spot (just like our improvisers do). We can still find ways to collaborate and share our ideas from a distance. Submit your ideas below!

Illustration of the three headed question monster that says "Question Monster wants to answer your questions. Send us a video question!"

Send us video questions to use in the show!

The Question Monster, our wise, three-headed alien friend, wants to answer your kiddo’s questions!

Penny Arcade is looking for videos of kids asking questions to Question Monster to include in our live show. Just video your kiddo talking to Question Monster and email it to the Arcade before 6PM on Friday, April 24 (the day before the show). We’ll include as many as we can (and save the rest for the next show!)

Some of our favorite past questions include:

  • Why is the sky blue?
  • Where does spaghetti come from?
  • How do roosters know what time it is?

And if you’re unable to record a video with your phone,  you can still just email the Question Monster at

Download a Collaboration Station activity sheet!

Kids can learn about the elements of storytelling and flex their creativity with our Collaboration Worksheet! Print out the PDF at home and kids can draw settings, create characters, and write dialogue.

You can send in a photo of a completed worksheet and we’ll use it in a future show!

penny arcade cast on stage celebrating

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.

best of the burgh 2019 logo

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!

penny arcade cast on stage celebrating

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