The founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade (Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh) came to New York, from Chicago, in 1996. After staging their award winning sketch comedy show, and introducing the long form improvised structure of the "Harold" to New York audiences the UCB soon began their training program.The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre opened February 4, 1999 at 161 West 22nd Street, the former home of the New Harmony, a strip club reported to be seedier than seedy. The UCBT quickly became the place for great, cutting-edge, comedy. Casting directors, agents, and journalists all began to flock to the 74-seat theater in Chelsea to see the best comic talent in the city.
On April 1, 2003, the New UCB Theater opened its doors. The 150-seat theater at 307 West 26th Street continues to offer the best and most innovative improv and sketch comedy in the city every day of the week. The UCB Theatre produces over 25 unique shows a week, often 4 shows nightly, ranging in price from $8 to free. There is never a drink minimum and beer, wine and soft drinks are available for a moderate price.
Telephone: (212) 366-9176
Address: 307 W 26th Street
Hours And Additional Info
Doors typically open at 8:00pm
For most shows, they do not offer advance sales. Patrons line up outside the theatre, and pay on their way in. Patrons with reservations are allowed to enter first. The house opens 15 minutes before show time. Seating is provided on a first come, first served basis. For popular shows, it is recommended you arrive at the theatre 30-45 minutes early for good seats.
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