Watch Your Ideas Come to Life!

Penny Arcade is an improv comedy show designed for kids 5–12 years old & fun for the entire family. Draw, write, and craft at our Collaboration Stations. Watch the Penny Players bring those ideas to life with a fun, 45-minute comedy show — you could even get on stage! Stick around and learn a few games to play at home. Every show is different!

Our “Pay as You Wish” Option

Arcade Comedy Theater believes that all families should be able to enjoy live theater in downtown Pittsburgh. Thanks to a grant from the PNC Charitable Trust and proceeds from full-price tickets, Penny Arcade offers a “pay as you wish” option for families in need. You can decide how much you’d like to pay per ticket to see this fun, family-friendly show. Reserving tickets in advance is always a good idea, just in case our shows sell out. But if you’d prefer to come to the theater and get tickets at the box office, you can always do that as well. They’ll still be “pay as you wish.”

See the Next Show!

Shows happen every month on the 2nd & 4th Saturday at 1pm. Get your tickets online and be guaranteed a seat!

Ticket prices are $5 for kids and $10 for adults. Or if you’d like, families are welcome to “pay as you wish” and name their own price. 

How Does It Work?

Before the show, the audience participates in Collaboration Stations which use crafts and literary prompts to generate ideas used in the show by the players.

It’s showtime! We create an energetic 45-minute show based on the ideas from Collaboration Stations.

Following the show, everyone is invited to stick around for a 10-minute improv workshop where kids can learn games to play at home.

Party There!

Want Penny Arcade to be a part of your kiddo’s special day? Continue the fun by celebrating at our theater before or after one of our regularly scheduled shows. We can provide a space for your presents & cake, and time for games!

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Play Anywhere

Penny Arcade is a creative and interactive addition to any event – fully customizable for your school or organization! We’ve performed at private birthday parties, fundraisers, and for organizations like Our Clubhouse, City of Asylum, and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

If you’re a superintendent, educator, or group organizer, contact us to learn how to bring Penny Arcade to your event.

Kids Comedy Classes

Does your child want to get in to the action even more? Arcade offers Kids Comedy Classes for kids 9-13 years old! Classes are 7-weeks long and run on Sundays at the Arcade Comedy Theater. They’re engaging, collaborative, and repeatable! Learn more here.