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Address: 7307 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone Number: 323-934-4747
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Sun 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Description: Melrose Avenue's Groundlings have been practicing their high-octane brand...
Melrose Avenue's Groundlings have been practicing their high-octane brand of anything-goes improvisation for nearly three decades. Audiences know the group for their wacky sketch comedy and lightning audience participation rounds, but for aspiring comedians and writers it's the Groundlings School that's the real draw. With courses in beginning and advanced improv, sketch and monologue comedy, the school has trained several generations of young wits. Its alumni includes a laundry list of "SNL"-ers (Phil Hartman, Julia Sweeney, Will Ferrell, Laraine Newman), Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson and Emmy-winning "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow. The theatre was also the home of Paul Reubens' early, raunchier version of "Pee-Wee's Playhouse." With pristine standards and a pool of hundreds of talented newcomers to draw from, the troupe offers some of the quickest, cleverest improv in town, cozily presented in their own 100-seat theater.
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a fantastic highlight of our vacation

we took a two week action packed vacation. we saw and did a great many things but when it comes to telling friends about our vacation, seeing the Groundlings perform improve was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

we took a two week action packed vacation. we saw and did a great many things but when it comes to telling friends about our vacation, seeing the Groundlings perform improve was such an overwhelmingly positive experience that it is usually the lead vacation story. we laughed during the entire performance. the theatre is very small and intimate with no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Been there several times. Always a good show. You sit 20 feet from the stage and feel like you are part of the show. Reservations recommender as it can be busy. Reasonable $$....

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I was checking out Tripadvisor for something to do for a last minute trip to LA and saw "Groundlings". I knew I had heard of that name and was delighted to discover what it was. Somehow it had never occured to me to check out a comedy show during our visits but I'm glad we did. The performances were hilarious... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Enjoyable evening. The improv is not crazy and you can bring a 16-year old to the performance. Highly recommended.

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Bozeman, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I had never seen improve or sketch comedy before and really enjoyed it. It was a great show and the members are really pros . Most of the acts were incredible.

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Alta Loma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

One of the best shows we have seen. This is sketch and improv and will have you laughing till you cry. Small theater with no bad seats. We sat so close, the actors looked like giants. Get your tickets early because they sell out on weekends.

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is an inexpensive way to see some talent and be entertained. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area for dinner. The performers are mostly funny and there is a good house band. This is an intimate small theatre that is in great shape. People are very welcoming and friendly.

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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

See where some of the big comedy stars got their start. Live comedy sketches and improv. Lots of fun in an intimate setting. Sells out and can be crowded, so plan in advance. Definitely worth it.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you're visiting L.A., this is a perfect night out. So much talent, and lots of fun. Parking is a pain. We ended up parking on a side street and getting a ticket. Ugh. But it's a fun time. No bad seats in the theater, and plenty of nearby restaurants within walking distance for dinner before the show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Saw a fabulous show. Would highly recommend this theatre to anyone. Recognized two of the cast from current tv shows

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Additional Information about The Groundlings Theatre

Address: 7307 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone Number: 323-934-4747
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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