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“Fun and Affordable”
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Market Theatre
Ranked #178 of 449 things to do in Seattle
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Owner description: For 34 years Unexpected Productions has focused on the art of storytelling in its work, taking suggestions from the audience & weaving them into stories & scenes. The audience is always part of the story. We ten perform 10 shows a week and are the home of the most established improv school and corporate training program in the Puget Sound. We are consistently voted Best Live Comedy in Western Washington, we are the heart of improv in the Puget Sound. Our International Festival of Improv, now in its 20th year, has brought improvisers from around the world to Seattle. After the festival, they bring back to their, homes styles & knowledge that they learned at Unexpected Productions. From our home at the Market Theater in Seattle's Historic Pike Place Market, Unexpected Productions has ten shows a week & has created well over 150 original shows. They also Seattle TheatreSports, the first in the United States, & Seattle's longest running show, ever.
Tacoma
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fun and Affordable”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

We went to see the Laqwrence Welk improv show. It was so much fun! The place is next to the "gum wall" outside of Pike Place. Kind of a grundgy feel, but about what you'd expect for this kind of a theatre. The drinks were affordable - $4 and $5 - and you could bring them into the theatre with you. The theatre is small which is nice because it's improv and it feels like you're all involved in the show. The performers were great. Sometimes improv sucks but this was a great show and well structured so that it was likely to be a lot of fun. We got the tix for half price so it was only $7.50 each. The show was almost exactly an hour - so a little short, but for what we paid we were very happy. Would go back in a heartbeat.

Visited February 2014
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McAllen, Texas
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Hilarious!”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

My husband and I walked by the theater in Pike Place Market and noticed there was an improv show that night. We came back and it was absolutely hilarious! The perfect thing to do for a Seattle evening. Definitely R rated, so I would not recommend it for young kids.

Visited May 2013
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Vancouver BC
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Boring”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

I have seen them twice. Once at a Christmas production and very recently in March 2013 for a production called Black Eyed Blonde. They take audience suggestions at the start of the show but never use them in the show. The show runs mote like a slow, badly plotted script without any spontaneity. A shame because I think they try hard but it was simply boring both times. Before the Blacked Eyed Blonde show a lady sang on stage and made up songs based on suggestions. That was fun. But it went downhill from there.

Visited March 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Quality entertainment at very reasonable price”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Theatersport is wonderful. Two teams doing improv with judges rating them and awarding points, and the winning team returning the next time. Audience participation encouraged. Mostly very clean comedy, so safe to bring older children. Extremely entertaining.

Visited February 2013
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Miami, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Side-Splitting Improv”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

My walking tour guide tipped me off to this place -- I'm so glad he did. This was a wonderful find for an enjoyable evening of humor. I stopped by the 7:00pm show for a paultry $5 ticket price and then was able to stick around for FREE for the 8:30 show. After the second show, I jumped down the street for a 9pm "happy hour" dinner and then came back to Market Theatre for the final evening show -- included again with my original ticket purchase. All three shows were great, each with a unique format and new cast of actors. A great evening!

Visited January 2013
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