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Theatre 99

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Address: 280 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-1692
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+1 843-853-6687
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09:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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Theatre 99 is Charleston's Home for Improv Comedy. It is not a comedy club...

Theatre 99 is Charleston's Home for Improv Comedy. It is not a comedy club as Trip Advisor has listed it as. It is a 130 seat theatre, not a club with tables. We specialize in improvisational comedy which is unscripted theatre. It makes for a very funny night. We just don't want users of Trip Advisor to come expecting stand up comics telling jokes on a microphone. Theatre 99 does host stand up comedy shows periodically, but our main focus is improve comedy on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. Thank you for supporting live performance!

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Inexpensive comedy improv

This is something that everyone should try! Go on Wednesday's and it's only $5/person. There is no parking at the location so you have to plan ahead to find parking. Tickets can... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
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Moore, South Carolina
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Moore, South Carolina
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This is something that everyone should try! Go on Wednesday's and it's only $5/person. There is no parking at the location so you have to plan ahead to find parking. Tickets can be bought online, but if you buy at the door, no plastic accepted (same at bar). It is worth $5. Great cast!

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1 Thank mayorofmoore
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

A few good jokes. Overall a little boring. I'd not go back. Inexpensive way to kill some time in the city.

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Thank Lenka M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Improvisational comedy live theater. Cast of 6 actors performed skits related to feedback of ideas from the audience. Creative use of audience phrases and stories. An evening to appreciate creativity and laughter. Beverages available for purchase. Be prepared to walk to and from the venue as no parking is available on site.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

We have been twice, this time we took a group of business associates. Everyone laughed and enjoyed the show. I have seen the Improve and the stand up. The Improve had me laughing the whole time.

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1 Thank takemeonatrip65
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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104 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is your average whole in the wall local comedy venue. The improv shows are Wednesday and Friday, I believe. What a lot of fun. The group is great. They are funny and off the cuff. For just a few bucks you get a couple of hours of solid laughs. This is especially good for anyone staying downtown as parking... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Improvisation is an art form, and the comedians at Theater 99 are true artists. My honey and I went with our Charleston friends (who are regulars there) and it was a highlight of our Charleston visit. The troupe is incredibly talented and they really roll with the punches. There's a nice little bar for wine, beer and snacks to tide... More 

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Garner, NC
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

I have been to multiple improv theatres and there were parts that were funny and parts that were just "meh." Because there is a lot of audience participation, it was my impression that one guy in the back dominated all the suggestions, which made me think he might actually be a plant, which tainted my experience. I would go again,... More 

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Bristow, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I didn't laugh historically. I was kinda force-laughing so my friends would think I was having a good time. The jokes they made often made fun of others, but in a judgmental way. Like "I'm laughing at you, not WITH you." I wouldn't go back, or recommend it to my friends.

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Thank deetrdh
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

I have been coming to Theater 99 regularly for almost a decade and still love it as much (if not more) as I did the first time I saw a show! The cast members are superb and always provide an excellent, unique show - you could go every time they're open and have a completely different experience each time! If... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

I love visiting Charleston for its architecture and history and seafood and romantic boat rides with my wife but sometimes it seems like the night life is a bit lacking. Theatre 99 is the perfect remedy! It's a fun night out in an intimate space and the drinks are totally affordable. Most importantly it's funny stuff from a very talented... More 

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