Magnet Theater


One of the best places to see improv in the city.

-Time Out New York

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Audiences come to Magnet for great comedy shows. The shows are consistently recommended by critics, tourists, locals, comedy snobs, and people looking for a great cheap date. Plus, there’s beer and wine.

Hear the founders of Magnet Theater talk about how it started and where it’s been and where it’s going…

Over a quarter million audience members have laughed inside Magnet Theater.

(And only half of them were the performers’ mothers.)


Our Mainstage features talented and experienced (and exceptionally funny) improvisers doing some of the best comedy you’ll see anywhere.

The schedule is loaded with shows ranging from long form improv, musical improv, duos, scripted sketch comedy, storytelling, free jams open to anyone, and one-offs featuring special guest stars.


Plus, free student performances take place all weekend at the Training Center Studio (one block North of the Mainstage).

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Start The Conversation:

Email our Director of Corporate Events, Jocelyn Chia.