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The Hideout Theatre

617 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-3214
+1 512-443-3688
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Amazing Long Form Improv Shows at the Hideout!

I just got home from another show (actually a couple of shows) at the Hideout Theatre. I say... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
scottimprov
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Austin, Texas
Not great if you're an improv nerd

Let me preface this by saying I'm used to New York City improv (UCB mostly). I wasn't expecting... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Grant M
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We are in the business of improvisational theatre. We make up all our comedy, plays, and sketches on the spot (unless otherwise noted). Short form, long form, Chicago-Style, NY-Style, CA-Style, Austin-Style - we do it all (especially Austin-Style, it's our specialty).We host and produce improv shows Thursday through Sunday. For some of the shows, we invite independent groups to perform (everything you see on Thursday night, for instance) and some of the shows we personally produce (everything you see on Saturday night, for instance). In addition, the Hideout is downtown Austin's oldest independent coffee house. We are open morning to night, weekdays and weekends and serve beer, wine, fresh sandwiches, pastries, ice cream, as well as an assortment of beverages and coffee drinks. We proudly feature vegan ice cream from our friends at Sweet Ritual and our specialty craft cocktails were designed by Laura Nixon of Bad Dog Barcraft. You can bring food and drink from the coffee house up into the theatre to enjoy during a performance!
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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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617 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-3214
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617 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-3214
+1 512-443-3688
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just got home from another show (actually a couple of shows) at the Hideout Theatre. I say "another show" because I've seen so many shows in the past year and never been disappointed. For the price of a ticket to a movie (or less...More

Thank scottimprov
Courtney H, Manager at The Hideout Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Let me preface this by saying I'm used to New York City improv (UCB mostly). I wasn't expecting this to be anything near UCB levels, but wanted to check out the Austin improv scene regardless because I heard it was solid. I saw Maestro, which...More

Thank Grant M
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Just had a fantastic time at musical improv at the hideout! I havent laughed so much in years. This experimental theatre company is doing wonderful work, its all magic to me that they can pull off such a grand time. My friend was convinced that...More

Thank mjhpned
Reviewed 10 June 2017

It felt like going into a "hideout." I had never been to improv before but it was a ton of fun. Small theater so you are a lot closer to the actors. I did theater in high school and could see myself giving it a...More

1  Thank jstanreid
Reviewed 25 May 2017

When I did frequent here I went for the coffee and beagles... There is a secret theater past the bathrooms in the back but I only had time for coffee and a snack. If you are wondering about the theater, you'll probable miss out if...More

1  Thank chloemarlee
Reviewed 3 May 2017

What a wonderful place to come out and enjoy the night life. It was great to just sit back and people watch with my husband. The staff was kind and the backed goods were a perfect snack to accompany our delicious cappuccinos!

1  Thank cmsoto2582
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The Hideout Theater is a cool little coffee shop and theater right on 6th and Congress. We had seen an ad for a night of improv in the Austin Chronicle and decided to check it out. There is a coffee shop in the front of...More

1  Thank fullah
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Me and my wife visited the Hideaout for late brakefast, did not visit the theater. Good coffee and sandwiches. The café atmosphere is relaxed and easy going, quite what we expected from Austin. we had a nice time and would go back for sure.

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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Small, cosy cafe. Friendly atmosphere with a lot of traffic in and out of the place. The coffee was delicious as were the sandwiches. The improv is at night but since we couldn't make it then, we decided to soak in the place in the...More

1  Thank Husainfauzia
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We went to a Friday night show recently w/two teenage kids. Everyone LOVED it. Great interaction w/the performers, and fun we will remember for a long time.

3  Thank Maman325
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