Peoples Improv Theater

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Peoples Improv Theater
The Peoples Improv Theater

After many years in Chelsea, this improv and sketch theater moved crosstown to a dramatic East Side location with a warm main stage proscenium, a black box in the basement and an inviting bar. Cheap shows and free jams keep the crowds young and lively.


Venue name: Peoples Improv Theater
Address: 123 E 24th St
New York
Cross street: between Park Ave South and Lexington Ave
Transport: Subway: N, R to 23rd St–Broadway; 6 to 23rd St
Price: $1–$10
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  • Stand-up Friday March 23 2018
  • Friday March 23 2018 - Friday April 27 2018
  • Sunday March 25 2018 - Sunday July 28 2019
  • Sketch shows Wednesday March 28 2018
  • Thursday March 29 2018
  • Improv Thursday April 5 2018 - Thursday June 7 2018
  • Character Thursday April 12 2018
  • Character Thursday April 12 2018 - Thursday July 12 2018
  • Improv Thursday April 19 2018 - Thursday June 21 2018

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I went to the People's Improv Theater (PIT) all throughout college. I have seen very talented people grace the stage, and it is incredibly affordable. It is normally $10 and only $1 for people with a student ID. The drinks at the bar are also reasonably priced and they made me a hot toddy, which was delicious!

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The talent that graces the stage is actually quite good! The goofiness definitely permeates throughout the crowd(Knocking back a few reasonably priced drinks first doesn't hurt). The bartenders are super friendly, and the post-grad crowd is rowdy enough to make it a fun night out without making you want to throw a bottle at someone. Worth the trip if you're in a festive mood. 


I've taken classes both here and at UCB. Super affordable shows, I actually almost perfer seeing them rather then the UCB shows, BUT in terms of taking classes I prefer UCB. The PIT theater is great, it's not hard to get tickets and it's very inexpensive! 

If I'm not seeing a show at UCB, I'm seeing one here. They've got great stages, plenty of talent and really unique shows, my favorite being Hold On to Your Butts, a shot-for-shot reenactment of Jurassic Park pulled off completely by two guys. There's also a nice, big bar area up front so everyone doesn't feel so crowded in, and some snacks like pizza and popcorn. Shows are usually pretty cheap, and students get in for $1. Check it out to go off the beaten comedy path just a bit, and if you'e brave enough or want to make new friends, take a class!