About the Arcade

Pittsburgh's only non-profit comedy theater.

We’re Pittsburgh’s only non-profit theater dedicated to comedy.


Arcade Comedy Theater provides an interactive platform for players of all levels, both onstage and off, to experience various forms of theatrical comedy, from proven standards to offbeat styles.


We strive to elevate and advance the art of comedy in Pittsburgh.

Arcade Comedy Theater is downtown Pittsburgh’s destination for all things comedy. Opened in February 2013, Arcade is an intimate 75-seat space which hosts stand-up, improv, sketch comedy, variety acts, and more. With affordable, weekly shows, engaging classes, and a variety of programming, the Arcade is dedicated to being a fun and accessible theater in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

Voted Best Comedy Venue

By the Readers of Pittsburgh Magazine, 2014 & 2016 "Best of the Burgh" Awards


Mary Parker, President
Jay Evans, Vice President
Vicki Mayowski, Treasurer
Margaret Ogden, Secretary
Kelsey Halling

Former Members of the Board
Jason Coll
Jared Pascoe
David Fudor
Adam Novak


Abby Fudor
Jethro Nolen
Kristy Nolen
Michael Rubino

creative directors

Arcade Comedy Theater, founded in 2013, by Kristy Nolen, Abby Fudor, Jethro Nolen, Mike Rubino, and Randy Kirk
Photo by David S. Rubin