Chicago Improv Venues

4830 N Broadway
Theatre & Bar in Chicago founded in 1987. Creators of such hit shows as Coed Prison Sluts; Tippi: Portrait of a Virgin: an Afterschool Special Gone Bad; Manson The Musical and The Real Live Brady Bunch. Artistic Director and Founder Mick Napier.
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2540 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
The Apollo Theater is proud to boast an intimate second stage located at the basement level of the same address. Aptly named The Apollo Theater Studio, the new 50-seat space officially opened its doors on June 16, 2005 with the interactive comedy, Auditions Tonight. The Apollo Theater Studio, located just steps from the main stage,( in th ...
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2936 N Southport Ave Chicago, IL 60657
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5056 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
With the best shepards pie on this side of the pond, 12 beers on tap, and warm friendly service, you will forget that you are still in the states. The Atlantic is located in the heart of Lincoln Square, Just 2 blocks south of Foster on Lincoln Ave. Please take some time to look at the menu, and check out all our upcoming events. With live ...
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7016 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60626
An intimate 26/31 seat blackbox space with a small lobby, box-office, dressing room, and (up to) 15' x 20' playing area.
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2054 W. Irving Park Rd.
Bughouse Theater is a collection of artists, actors, writers, and filmmakers who decided to create a new venue for themselves and their community. We are dedicated to building Ensembles, with the belief that a group of connected, supportive individuals can accomplish great things on stage and screen, in their communities and in their o ...
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1420 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613
Home of Chemically Imbalanced Comedy a 10 year old Not For Profit Theater Company located in the heart of Chicago's Wrigleyville Neighborhood. CIC's mission to to explore every aspect of Comedy including Plays, Improv, Sketch, Stand Up, and Short Film. We strive to create opportunities to increase exposure for Emerging Comic Talent in C ...
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945 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON
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4210 N. Lincoln
Improv comedy.
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1540 N. Milwaukee
Crocodile is host to "The Show Below" (Wicker Park's longest running Friday & Saturday night improv Showcase).
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1115 Taylor Avenue North Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Dog Story Theater is located at 1115 Taylor NW (just south of Plainfield and Leonard). The parking lot and main entrance are behind the building on Ionia St., and barrier-free parking is available on Coldbrook St. on the south side of the building.
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7 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grand Rapids, MI's premiere location for improv comedy & theatre
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3801 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, Cook, Illinois 60613
The back room at Ginger's Ale House is home to FREE Monday night improv from some of Chicago's finest and funniest performers.
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2512 North Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60614-2308
Giant classy front bar, calm relaxed back bar with a stage.
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1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL
Milwaukee at Western, off the Blue Line Western stop.
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678 Orleans, Chicago IL
The Green Door Tavern (Orleans / Huron).
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4115 N. Lincoln Ave.
Horseshoe Place hosts the Good Times Improv Comedy Show Tuesdays @ 10:00 p.m. Not your average barprov, this venue has a full lights and sound set up on a raised stage that can be viewed from the entire bar. The stage is mic'd to clearly hear the performers throughout the entire house. The kitchen makes excellent barbecue and on n ...
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3541 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60657
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3541 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL
Upstairs theatre @ iO Chicago
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3457 N Milwaukee Ave (between Kedvale Ave & Keeler Ave)
Janina’s and The Sweet Life present Improv-o-Rama Thursday, May 13 at 8 p.m. Janina’s 3457 N Milwaukee Ave (between Kedvale Ave & Keeler Ave)
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1938 W. DIVISION ST.
Jerry's offers over 100 sandwiches and salads, a full bar featuring 150+ American Crafted Microbrews and 50+ American Distilled Whiskeys and Burbons.
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1531 N Wells St; Old Town
Chicago's oldest Japanese restaurant! Home of BATSU! Chicago
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3435 N Sheffield Ave # 207, Chicago IL
At Clark/Sheffield/Newport above Underground Lounge.
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2156 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL
On the corner of Belmont/Leavitt. (Entrance is on Leavitt.)
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3527 N Clark St, Chicago, IL
Upstairs Lounge above Mullen's Bar & Grill on Clark St.
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3809 North Broadway Chicago, IL 60613
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3502 North Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618-5618
http://www.propthtr.org/
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2401 N Western Ave Chicago, IL 60647
Spitballin' at Quencher's Saloon is a weekly improv showcase featuring some of the city's best improv groups and other improv groups too. Quencher's is also home of the amazing improv team I THINK I'M GONNA BE SICK!! Shows are Mondays at 8pm and always free, with $1 cans of Blatz and/or Genesee Cream Ale. If you have a team and ever ...
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1616 N. Wells
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1616 N Wells St Chicago, IL 60614
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1616 N. Wells Chicago IL 4th Floor of Piper's Alley
Donny’s Skybox Theatre is dedicated to presenting productions that are rooted in the crafts of theatrical improvisation and sketch comedy as taught by The Second City Training Center. Alumni, faculty, students, and other members of the extended Second City family unite to develop new voices and points-of-view in a manner that honors the ...
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3408 North Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL
Second Stage Theatre is formerly Stage Left Theatre
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1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL
Corner of Belmont & Lakewood. (Formerly Theatre Building Chicago.)
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3408 North Sheffield Avenue Chicago, IL 60657-1608
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3829 N Broadway St Chicago, IL 60613
The Strawdog Mainstage is a blackbox 73 seat flexible theater with AC and (2006) brand new theater seating and risers. The Hugen Hall Cabaret space is an exposed brick cabaret lounge seating 50 with a bar.
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3110 N Sheffield Ave Chicago, Il, 60657
Hey Improv Teams and Sketch Shows... Studio BE is a brand new 99 seat Studio Performance Space located at 3110 N Sheffield... just steps off the Belmont El! We are currently host resident improv troupe pH Productions Thurs, Fri, Sat at 8pm & Fri , Sat at Midnight. Studio BE is now available to rent for performances. Mondays and ...
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1462 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Come check out Chicago's brightest comedians and improvisers in a cozy setting! We have continued successful television and film careers on The Office, Community, Arrested Development, Saturday Night Live, Reno 911!, the Jimmy Kimmel Show, Cougartown, The Mindy Project, Man Seeking Woman, Last Man on Earth, Key and Peele, Parks and Rec ...
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929 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
The ComedySportz Theatre is located in the heart of Lakeview steps away from the CTA Red, Brown and Purple line Belmont train stop. The ComedySportz Theatre hosts their main stage show "ComedySportz" every Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the year. Log onto comedysportzchicago.com to see the full schedule of late night shows in th ...
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Crocodile, 1540 N. Milwaukee, Chicago
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1540 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL
Home of The Show Below
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1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60647
Gorilla Tango Theatre is diversity. GTT is a live theatrical venue where audiences can consistently go each week to see a wide variety of performances by a diverse group of talented producers, directors, actors, writers, etc. etc. If its live and will fit on our stage, you could see it at GTT! GTT offers a variety of affordable beer ...
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735 N. Milwaukee Libertyville, Illinois 60048
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1515 W. Berwyn Ave. Andersonville
pH Productions has opened their very own comedy venue, The pH Comedy Theater. Improv, sketch, stand-up, and original musical comedies. Wednesdays: 8pm - pHree for All Improv Jam 9:30pm - pHree for All Open Mic Thursdays: 8pm - pH Spotlight Comedy (a rotation of new improv shows) 10pm - College pHarm Night (college team improv) ...
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3209 N. Halsted
The Playground is an artist-lead theater company that promotes all aspects of improv as an art form.
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3209 N Halsted, Chicago, IL 60613
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2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland, OH
It's in Cleveland, OH.... it's not really a Chicago venue.
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5219 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
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1655 West Cortland Street Chicago, IL 60622
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952 West Newport Avenue
This is primarily a bar, it's 21+, but i've heard of improv groups doing shows here.
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2204 North Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL
In the basement of Bacino's of Lincoln Park Pizzaria, is the Wax Lounge Bar. http://waxloungeinlincolnpark.com/
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