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Address: 1208 Bay Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone Number: 360-733-8855
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: Yes

Owned by comedian Ryan Stiles, The Upfront performs live improv comedy...

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.

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A great venue....

Went to the improv show "Hellingham." The comedians actors did a great job. At the beginning some seemed maybe a little nervous, but it all shaker out and they did a great job... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
Burlington, Washington
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Burlington, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Went to the improv show "Hellingham." The comedians actors did a great job. At the beginning some seemed maybe a little nervous, but it all shaker out and they did a great job. We laughed, and that was the goal. The price is very reasonable, really a pretty good crown, 100+ people.... It is improv so the folks, play off... More 

Thank Welshdr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Every Friday and Saturday in October, the Upfront puts on Hellingham--a murder mystery show. The players draw a character out of a hat, which members of the audience have put together, and they draw cards to decide who will be the murderer, and who will get murdered. The actors work to create conflict and believable scenes so that the whole... More 

Thank JessiStrong
Mount Vernon, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Wife and I visited here for a date night last week and once again laughed our heads off. It's always a blast and if you are in Bellingham, please don't miss out on this place!

1 Thank D W
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I do recommend this venue if you're looking for a change of pace. It is very affordable, so even if the show isn't great, I think you'll get your money's worth. Improv is unpredictable - sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. The show we saw featured two sets of actors doing straight improve - no script or theme at... More 

1 Thank SKoll
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The first time I went to the Upfront to see their infamous improv, I was doubtful they could compete with larger cities. They proved me wrong. I have been 3 times to 3 different shows, with different performers, and each time I have walked away still laughing and amazed. 2+ hours of great entertainment for $10! Absolutely a must see... More 

3 Thank Michelle C
Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

...last time I was there. After reading everyone's else's reviews, I'm wondering why I haven't gone back sooner. Excuse me while I go look for tickets and show times!

Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If there is an improv show available, this quaint venue is the perfect place to watch it. You'll laugh often and the small setting makes it even more fun. The revolving door of actors keeps it upbeat and fun, but if you come often enough, you'll find your favorites on stage. This is just a really great way to spend... More 

Thank Mardine
Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

This place is owned by whose line's Ryan Stiles who is a Bellingham native and his comedic expertise shines in his theater. It has a great feel and is very welcoming. The shows are always hilarious. Great place for everyone. Check the schedule for all times of shows, they change every month. Most shows are improv, and that makes it... More 

Thank Hayden314
kent, wa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

We were able to catch a Sunday "Dynamo" show - what a deal - $5! We were very impressed and would most definitely come back to see this or any other production - awesome local improv. They had a decent Selection of beer / wine - wine by the bottle is a steal - snacks were all packaged - but... More 

1 Thank deebk
Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

as others have said it is great time out, small and cozy-ish but still well worth the visit.get your tickets online for a lower price than at the door

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