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The Upfront Theatre

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
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Great way to laugh on the cheap

We went to an internet based improv night and laughed for hours. Their crew was on top of it... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
rusty_fwg
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Camano Island, Washington
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A fun night of laughter

Five of us visited the theater on a Saturday night. The room was full. We sat in the front row... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Wilma929
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Harwood ND
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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...more
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1208 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4304
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We went to an internet based improv night and laughed for hours. Their crew was on top of it! Tickets were cheap and it sold out fast, so reserve online because it’s a very intimate place. Has beer and wine, snacks. Lots of parking in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Five of us visited the theater on a Saturday night. The room was full. We sat in the front row, which was fun. Ryan Stiles was there that night and performed. He was far and away the funniest comedian there. The skits were funny. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wilma929
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Going to the Upfront Theater on a cold, rainy night is the perfect way to lighten the mood. We watched a show where the comedians did their own rendition of A Christmas Carol and it was hilarious. We had a great time! This was an...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank LandL F
Reviewed October 23, 2017

If you like improv, Upfront is your only option in Bellingham. This is Ryan Stiles theatre and he is known to play thursday night in the GBU show. The GBU starts with a student half and then move to a veteran main stage show. The...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Visited my daughter at WWU parents weekend and we went to the “Hellingham” show Saturday 8:00 pm. We brought her friends too. The show was entertaining, funny and well improvised. The show had a murder mystery theme and allowed the audience to vote for who...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed June 26, 2017

Enjoyed an early show at the Upfront with husband. The theater is small and cabaret-style, so there are no bad seats and the feeling is intimate. There were three acts, performed by different artists, and each got better. We laughed more than we expected. You...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

$8 for an hour and a half of laughter. The atmosphere is great and the whole audience gets into it. I really enjoyed the relaxed seating and the candle on the table. You can tell the actors are having a fun time on stage. There...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Jasmine J
Reviewed August 13, 2016

My daughter is 19 years old and I wanted to do something fun but appropriate for a 19 year old. I saw that the Upfront Theatre had "Doubles" night, so we went. It was nice...funny "doubles" and very friendly staff. Everyone there that night was...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Shortb2014
Reviewed July 27, 2016

This place is always welcoming and nice to visit. There are refreshing drinks in the lobby (alcoholic and not) if you prefer to have something at the table while waiting your show, but be aware, shows are usually funny, so stay away from choking on...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Iren- P
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

We always go this this time of year as we know own the great Ryan Stiles will show up. Halftime is up. Can the wait for him

Date of experience: June 2016
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