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.
Just next door is Bricolage Production Company, which serves as Pittsburgh’s home of immersive theater. Bricolage has a devotion to accessible theater that is not a passive experience for audience or actor. 2019 brought possibly the company’s most ambitious experience with Project Amelia, which brought guests to the product launch for a secret tech company in Pittsburgh, with audience members acting as hackers, board members, and even security. 2020 is sure to bring even more engaging and amazing stories, but first:
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I was guessing a lady’s passcode to her iPhone when I also picked up on another number. Turns out it was a different woman’s PIN NUMBER! Fun clip from my show at #LibertyMagic back in August. . . . #mentalist #mentalism #mindreader #mindreading #marktoland #pittsburgh #comedy #standup #standupcomedy
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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!
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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
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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.
Take the interactive and mysterious side of Pittsburgh into your own hands with mentalist and magician Seth Neustein. Enjoy the Secret Speakeasy series, which are themed parties held in secret locations around town. Join the crowd at these speakeasy events and explore the mysteries of Pittsburgh.
No matter what you choose, you're sure to find something magical and memorable in Pittsburgh.
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You can find Justice exploring Pittsburgh's local shops and cafes, or at events like Handmade Arcade. He is a performer, a professional binge-watcher, and a fashion enthusiast.