When attending an improv comedy show, you never know what you’re going to see. The show is ever changing depending on the actors and the audience, but these shows usually promise a good time. They also encourage audience members to participate, making it fun for everyone. If you’re ready to take a break from the usual night out and try something different, check out one of the following improv shows. Be prepared to think on the fly and shout your ideas over the crowd for added fun.
1260 22nd St.
Denver, CO 80205
With six shows a week featuring sketch comedy and improv, VooDoo Comedy Playhouse not only makes for a fun night out, it is also easy to fit into your schedule. Shows feature various actors and comics from all over the city, and are usually built around themes such as dueling improv and improvisational Shakespeare. The theater also offers comedy and improv workshops for those who want to learn the art, and it hosts auditions for some of its shows. If you think you’ve got what it takes to play along, hit up a workshop.
10679 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CO 80020
For those looking for family friendly shows that are also funny there is the Madcap Theater in Westminster. Its improv shows are fun and interactive, and they are a good event for a family night out. Its shows are held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, and no show starts later than 7:30, so you will still have time to go to dinner afterward, or get the kids home before bed. Tickets are $18 for children 15 and under and $20 for adults. Madcap Theater also offers improv classes and workshops for performers of all ages.
3120 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80205
Every Saturday, Backstage at Beryls hosts its Jump! Improv show. The show brings together some of the best in Denver comedy to play off of one another and the audience for a great time for all. The theater is located in the RiNo neighborhood, and it is surrounded by food trucks, breweries and other hot spots in this growing neighborhood. The Jump! show allows audience members to interact with the comics, making for a spontaneous show. If you’re not into being in the spotlight, steer clear of the front, otherwise, you may be chosen to participate in a sketch.
Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80204
Featuring an eclectic mix of comedic actors, Off Center at the Jones produces some of the best improv shows in the City. The theater itself is smaller than some of the others in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, lending a more intimate vibe to each show. Its improv shows are typically held quarterly, and the next show is on October 7th and 8th. With the show being so close to the next Presidential election, there promises to be some raucous hot button material, which may not be suitable for those who are easily offended. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased online.
1527 Champa St.
Denver, CO 80202
As one of the longest running regular improv shows in Denver, the Bovine Metropolis Theater and its cast have mastered this difficult art form. Every Monday night is improv night, allowing different teams to showcase their skills. The event features performers of all skill levels, and it’s a fun place for discovering new talent. Musical theater fans should check out “The City – An Improvised Musical,” which runs Wednesday nights in August. Bovine Metropolis Theater also offers classes and workshops for those who want to try their hand at the art of improv.
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