Arcade’s very own
comedy show
designed for kids!

A brand new Penny Arcade show

Halloween Costumes & Comedy

Arcade Comedy Theater brings you our award-winning kids comedy show, Penny Arcade, performing a brand new outdoor show at the Trust Oasis. This Halloween-themed comedy event will be filled with family-friendly improv games and interactive activities!

  • COSTUME CONTEST! Adults and kiddos are encouraged to dress up and show off your Halloween costumes a little early. Join the Penny Players in their favorite dress-up time of the year! Special prizes will be awarded for most creative and cool costumes! (Every kid who comes in costume will get treats)
  • TRICKS & TREATS! We’ll be handing out treats before the show, and families will be able to support Arcade by making donations for baked goods.
  • INSPIRED COMEDY OUTSIDE! The Penny Players will be performing improv games inspired by ideas from the audience — in-person for the first time since March!

Our traditionally hands-on kids show has been reimaged with safety and social distancing in mind. Families are invited to come and enjoy activities at their assigned tables, show off their Halloween costumes, and inspire hilarious comedy scenes.

Saturday, Oct. 24 at 1PM

Where: Trust Oasis, 133 7th Street, downtown
Tickets: $10-5, plus a “pay as you wish” option

Learn more about Arcade shows at the Oasis, including our complete safety and guest comfort guidelines.

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.

award for City Paper best of Pittsburgh reader's poll

Voted 2020
“Second Best Comedy Troupe”
“Third Best Children’s Party Entertainer”
Pittsburgh City Paper

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Voted 2019 and 2020
“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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