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The Upfront Theatre

1208 Bay Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
360-733-8855
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Ranked #8 of 31 attractions in Bellingham
Type: Theaters
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Owned by comedian Ryan Stiles, The Upfront performs live improv comedy shows every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, all year long. We serve beer... more » Owner description: Owned by comedian Ryan Stiles, The Upfront performs live improv comedy shows every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, all year long. We serve beer and wine and are also an all ages venue. We are Bellingham's hot spot for comedy and awesomeness!Check out our website for show schedules and to purchase advanced tickets. Our doors and box office open 30 minutes before each show. « less
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st. charles, mo
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

After dining in Bellingham, we ventured over to the Upfront theater for a theatrical experience. Tickets were inexpensive and the place is small. They do have a small concession stand if you want something to drink or eat. The show last about 1.5 hours. It was a great show. I don't remember the name of the show, however, it was... More

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new westminster
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78 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The Upfront is a great local theatre. The employees are friendly and helpful. Seattle that vainly attempt coolness, the Upfront Theatre is a clean and classy joint with great comedy. I was impressed with the attention to detail and the wonderful staff. This is a great place to go as a group.

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Bellingham, WA
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26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Comedian Ryan Stiles (Drew Carey Show) lives locally and opened this improv theater several years ago. As with most improv some nights are better than others. Upon occasion Stiles or his buddies show up for a special evening and they often have out-of-town comedians on the weekend.

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Bellingham, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

I take my grandsons 4-5 times a year, wish it was more often. We usually go on Thursday nights which is a school night. We laugh our heads off. My oldest wants to take the class they offer to kids. Drinks are reasonable (soda, wine, and beer) and because they don't sell Espresso they allow me to bring it in.... More

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Bellingham
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The Upfront is always entertaining. You are never sure what you will get. Just show up and have fun. You maybe part of the show. It is interactive.

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Olympia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

A must see. Thursday improv was great. 10.00 to get in, amazing bargain.

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Bellingham, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

This is a nice, intimate theater. I have been there three times when the brilliant comedic talent from "Whose Line Is It Anyway" performs. Every time, I laughed until my sides ached.

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Birch Bay, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Saw a series of short plays written by locals acted out and picked the winners who would advance. Sounds like a lot less fun than it was. It was a funny, enriching experience and I'd like to go back again.

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Bellingham, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

OK so some of the shows may have a lull and sometimes you don't laugh at everything but isn't that comedy? We took our employees there as part of of a Christmas party and everyone had a great time. Ryan Stiles has done the city of Bellingham an awesome service by opening this improv comedy club.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

If you are in Bellingham for a couple of days, why not spend an evening at the Upfront Theatre in downtown Bellingham? It is a live improve comedy show created by Ryan Stiles from the "Drew Carrey" Show and "Two and a Half Men" show. (Sometimes Ryan will be part of the cast.) It costs between $4 - $10 and... More

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