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Brave New Workshop

824 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1803
+1 612-332-6620
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Fun Show!

We enjoyed attending the Brave New Workshop's presentation of Ferris Mueller's Day Off. The cast... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
skeghaus
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Mooresville, North Carolina
Good Comedy Bad Experience

What a shame that an establishment that has been around a long time gave us a horrible experience... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
Kathleen M
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Hartland, Wisconsin
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Hilarious, thought-provoking original comedy, improv and satire for over 50 years! Brave New Workshop also has a unique and versatile event space with custom entertainment options.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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824 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1803
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed attending the Brave New Workshop's presentation of Ferris Mueller's Day Off. The cast was very talented and the show kept us laughing to the very end. We had an all around great experience here. Being from out of town/state, we really didn't know...More

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Reviewed June 13, 2018

What a shame that an establishment that has been around a long time gave us a horrible experience! We we told we were "talking" which is not allowed - and we totally understand. It seemed to us, and was verified by a stranger that followed...More

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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

BNW knocks it out if the park every show! If you are ready to laugh so hard you may cry, ... then GO!! Some of best talent in the Twin Cities! Guaranteed not to disappoint! Skits and writing that is hysterical. Never once left disappointed!!!!

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TorreBNW, Box Office Manager at Brave New Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

Whoo, thanks! We're so lucky to have awesome fans like you!

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

The show made zero reference to the assumed "Rage Against the Machine". I have been going to Dudley Riggs since 1976, and with the exception of the first one, they have all been terrible. I just leaned that they are the longest running comedy troupe...More

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TorreBNW, Box Office Manager at Brave New Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Hey there, We're sorry we're not your cup of tea anymore, but thanks for sticking with us for so long! You've been seeing us for 40 of our 60 years of existence, which sounds like it's been a pretty Sisyphean task for you. We definitely...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

The cast and their material defiantly has a political and social liberal bias. The 'age against the machine show' ( a greatest hits compilation) has a few fun moments....but the continual references to racial, sexual inequalities eventually takes its toll on a person. You can...More

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TorreBNW, Box Office Manager at Brave New Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Hey there, Thanks for the review! We're flattered by your Colbert comparison--think we can get a TV deal out of this? We're not everyone's cup of tea--but maybe a few more of our other drinks would have made the evening more palatable for you? Either...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2018

We've been here many times, and usually laugh a ton. I can usually get past the fact that many skits have something political in them, but it was just too much this time. You can do it some, but if you do it too much,...More

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Ann D, Public Relations Manager at Brave New Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Thank you for your feedback and review, SolaraMinnesota, and for coming to our show - we are sorry you didn't enjoy your evening with us. Our upcoming show in the fall will be all new material, and we hope to see you back for that...More

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Reviewed November 26, 2017

We saw the 10pm show, The Polarizing Express. The comics had us bent over laughing! The drinks were reasonably-priced, and the server was very efficient. We would definitely make this a stop on our next trip to Minneapolis.

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Ann D, Public Relations Manager at Brave New Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We hope to see you back for a show sometime soon! Be sure to laugh today, Ann

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Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

The show is fun and the performances are spot on. They do not pull their punches and this is not a place for the easily offended. It is an inexpensive evening and I enjoyed myself.

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Ann D, Public Relations Manager at Brave New Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We hope to see you back for our upcoming "Best of" show, Carlinda! Be sure to laugh today, Ann

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Reviewed October 26, 2017

While visiting Minneapolis for the weekend, we decided to buy tickets for this show due to its high rating. We were not disappointed! Their skit that weekend, "Guardians of the Fallacy", was absolutely hilarious. The theatre is relatively small, so any seat is a good...More

Thank Cameron R
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Ann D, Public Relations Manager at Brave New Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review - we hope to see you back for a show sometime soon, Cameron! Be sure to laugh today, Ann

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Reviewed July 29, 2017

I love the new theatre where Brave New Workshop is now living. There is not a bad seat in the house on the main level. We saw the Tipsy Kangaroo Naughty Puppet Revue. I'm still laughing... my face is sore from laughing to much. I...More

Thank Phyllis S
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Ann D, Public Relations Manager at Brave New Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

Thank you so much for coming to the show, Phyllis, and for your wonderful review! We hope you return to the ETC Theatre for an upcoming show soon, or to our main stage upstairs. Thank you again, and be sure to laugh today! Ann

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