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In immersive theater productions, you are not an audience member. You become part of the story.
Interactive and immersive theater is one of the most exciting and surprising ways to experience a performance. There is a growing number of ways to enjoy these types productions in Pittsburgh, not to mention magic shows and improv comedy. So, what are you waiting for? Get up close and into the action with these interactive and immersive experiences!
With at least six shows every weekend, there are plenty of opportunities to get in a good laugh. Arcade Comedy is best known for its improv shows, but it also features stand-up, sketch comedy, comedy classes, family shows, and special events. Arcade Comedy is located right in the heart on Downtown on Liberty Avenue.
Pro Tip: Arcade Comedy is BYOB, with lots of bars within walking distance that offer carry-out beer.
Keep moving further up Liberty Ave and you’ll find Liberty Magic. This new space is dedicated to bringing the art of magic to Pittsburgh! With a revolving door of resident magicians, there is always new ways to be enchanted. Gather your friends for a speakeasy inspired night of magic and fun!
Quantum Theater is truly a Pittsburgh gem. Offering unique and intimate productions in unusual and unlikely spaces, this company allows its productions to bleed into the real world through its exploration of human connection and relationships. Experience a show like never before or visit a Pittsburgh place like you’ve never imagined.
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Gearing up for Lear. As we ramp into the last Quantum Theatre production of the 2019 season, we start by showcasing the images we produced with photographer Heather Mull and BOOM’s Lightroom editor/designer, Mark Spaeder. Watch for these stunning images as we continue to launch more Lear this week. #TheKingIsComing #kinglear #quantumtheatre #boom #boomcreative #shakespeare #pittsburgh #pittsburghadvertising #pittsburghtheater #pittsburgharts #carriefurnace #homestead #swissvale #pittsburghsteel #riversofsteel #carrieblastfurnaces #pittsburghagency #pghtheater #pgharts #theater #livetheater #boompgh #boompittsburgh #artsadvertising #quantum #jeffreycarpenter #tamidixon #heathermull #markspaeder #adobelightroom
Bottlerocket has quickly become a go-to comedy spot in Pittsburgh since opening in 2022, but their packed calendar of events also has a variety of immersive shows that involve the audience! Previous events include a Mamma Mia Sing-Along Party with interactive props and specialty drinks, as well as a Rock Band night inviting patrons onstage to shred to their favorites just like the classic video game.
Founded in 2018, Vigilance Theater pushes the art form to to the boundaries of what is possible. In 2022, their production of Blood Moon put the audience in the living room as a slasher murder mystery evolves with them, allowing the audience to interrogate the cast and eventually name the murderer.
If you are just getting into the world of immersive theater, head to a production of The Junior Chamber of Commerce Players, who perform a shadowcast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show monthly at The Hollywood Theater. Bring $3 to buy a prop bag and be a part of the fun, tossing toast and shielding from the rain with newspaper at iconic moments of the show.
No matter what you choose, you're sure to find something magical and memorable in Pittsburgh.