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Market Theatre

1428 Post Aly, 1st & Pike, Seattle, WA 98101-2034
+1 206-587-2414
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We stumbled in here accidentally thinking it was a stand​up show, and low and behold, we were... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Camano Island, Washington
via mobile
Theater at its best

Decided to do something I have never done and went to Unexpected Productions improv. They were... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
Danielle S
via mobile
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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.
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11 Jun 2017
29 Oct 2016
“Theater at its best”
1428 Post Aly, 1st & Pike, Seattle, WA 98101-2034
+1 206-587-2414
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We stumbled in here accidentally thinking it was a stand​up show, and low and behold, we were wrong. A fun little venue though, next time I'll check the internet first! Great snack and drink prices!! So if you want some talented improv theatre, stop by...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Decided to do something I have never done and went to Unexpected Productions improv. They were excellent, funny, entertaining! Well worth the cost plus some!!

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Theater's not usually my thing, so was a little worried, but never stopped laughing and was by far one of the best parts of my vacation.

Thank Antonio R
Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

Found this place by accident walking around for good fun walked in they were doing final fantasy improve very funny and really good Tallent on the actors behalf. Would go see it agian.

1  Thank Guzman831
Reviewed 19 February 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...More

2  Thank lololives
Reviewed 9 May 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...More

2  Thank Travelstuff_10
Reviewed 23 March 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...More

2  Thank Tripreviewer91
Reviewed 23 February 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.

1  Thank GateHall
Reviewed 8 January 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...More

2  Thank Ernest J
Reviewed 13 September 2012

The Market Theater is home to Unexpected Productions, a comedy troupe of local area comics. They serve sodas, snacks, and alcoholic drinks right before and during their performances at very good prices. I attend Seattle Theater Sports, and I must say, my throat was hurting...More

2  Thank Johnny1986
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Deborah K
4 November 2016|
Response from Klwhipple | Property representative |
Good morning Deborah. We will have several live improv shows for you during that period. I would recommend our A(n Improvised Christmas Carol. It is hilarious. It plays on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30. In addition, we... More