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Magnet Theater

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Top notch improv

The Magnet Theater is off the beaten track for tourists, but a very worthwhile improv theater to... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Deerfield, Illinois
Musical improv rocked

On our second visit, my husband and I laughed throughout almost the entire 1 hour “make up a... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Jenna P
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23 Jul 2018
“Top notch improv”
23 Feb 2018
“Musical improv rocked”
Magnet offers a variety of comedy shows everyday of the week. The shows are consistently recommended by critics, tourists, locals, comedy snobs, and people looking for a great cheap date. Beer and wine are also available. The theater features...more
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254 W 29th St, New York City, NY 10001-5290
+1 212-244-8824
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

The Magnet Theater is off the beaten track for tourists, but a very worthwhile improv theater to visit. Our first visit to NY and a great place to get started on our vacation. The improv show was fun and engaging in a relaxed and welcoming...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

On our second visit, my husband and I laughed throughout almost the entire 1 hour “make up a musical” improv sketch show. Clever songs, great voices, funny movement, great accompaniment band. Can’t beat the $10 ticket price & you can even purchase wine, beer, and...More

Thank Jenna P
Reviewed 16 February 2018

The Magnet Theater is a improv comedy venue. The comedians can range from funny professionals to start up novices. It is always a fun experience to laugh and laugh

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I went to the magnet, hoping to laugh, and boy, did I!!!! The skits were funny, and the improv was amazing!!! You'd think they rehearsed it!!!

Thank Eloise E
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I stoped in on a whim while on a business trip in NY. I love improv and when I found out about the place, I had to stop. The show was two groups of women tag teaming and performing skits. Most of it was funny...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Not what I expected from the comedy theater & not improv. 2 Women read from a script - a first date with one pretending to be the female and one the male. interspersed with the date story, they individually read "letters" they supposedly wrote others...More

Thank Jenna P
Reviewed 9 December 2016

My boyfriend and I had seen an improv show while travelling. That's why we wanted to try it out in New York City. We went to the Magnet Theater once and have not even tried other places, because we loved it so much. We always...More

Thank sincerelymaureen
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Having had the opportunity to do a couple of workshops in Denver with one of the founding members of the Magnet Theater, we were really excited to see a show here on our recent visit to Manhattan. I have nothing but good things to say...More

Thank dknight818
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Improv comedy isn't for everyone (see the hilariously out of touch review below, where a woman said that people should go to Disney World to see "real improve"). But for the people who love it, it's amazing. It's also a little dangerous! Since it's being...More

Thank Loretta P
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Enjoyed an Improv show at the Magnet. The theater is intimate and easy! Tickets only $10 for a great hour long show. Appropriate for teenagers too and so much fun.

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