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Address: 1208 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4304
Phone Number:
+1 360-733-8855
09:30 - 17:00
19:30 - 23:30
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Sun 19:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 19:30 - 23:30
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Owned by comedian Ryan Stiles, The Upfront performs live improv comedy...

Owned by comedian Ryan Stiles, The Upfront performs live improv comedy shows every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, all year long. We serve beer and wine and are also an all ages venue. We are Bellingham's hot spot for comedy and awesomeness!Check out our website for show schedules and to purchase advanced tickets. Our doors and box office open 30 minutes before each show.

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Good for a lauhh

$8 for an hour and a half of laughter. The atmosphere is great and the whole audience gets into it. I really enjoyed the relaxed seating and the candle on the table. You can tell... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
Jasmine J
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

$8 for an hour and a half of laughter. The atmosphere is great and the whole audience gets into it. I really enjoyed the relaxed seating and the candle on the table. You can tell the actors are having a fun time on stage. There are also drinks and snacks available.

Thank Jasmine J
Puyallup, Washington
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

My daughter is 19 years old and I wanted to do something fun but appropriate for a 19 year old. I saw that the Upfront Theatre had "Doubles" night, so we went. It was nice...funny "doubles" and very friendly staff. Everyone there that night was just enjoying the comedy on stage. They have a few snacks and drinks to choose... More 

Thank Shortb2014
Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

This place is always welcoming and nice to visit. There are refreshing drinks in the lobby (alcoholic and not) if you prefer to have something at the table while waiting your show, but be aware, shows are usually funny, so stay away from choking on your beverages (I almost did it once).

Thank Iren- P
Ferndale, Washington
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We always go this this time of year as we know own the great Ryan Stiles will show up. Halftime is up. Can the wait for him

Thank 354bob
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

Bellingham is a small town tucked up deep in the northwest, so I don't expect a second city improv level. It was only ten dollars for an hour of improv. I was hoping for a few diamonds in the rough or maybe some Vancouver folks but mostly it was kitchie humor with a few good laughs from one of the... More 

Thank damoroz
Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 17 December 2015

This is a great place to just relax until you sides begin to hurt from laughter. The tickets for the shows can be all sold out though so a call ahead may be advised.

Thank blarso54
Blaine, WA USA
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Reviewed 14 December 2015

This is a fun evening featuring audience participation, smart talent, and an acceptable concession counter with beer! Fun thing to do with friends, or a date.

Thank Erin C
Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

So incredible to have local theatre group that performs some great improvised drama for the most part. Good outlet for some unique performances by passionate actors. A hit 100%? No, of course not. But, I had many belly hurting laughs here. Quaint and rustic ambiance near great bars and restaurants

1 Thank Laurabsachs
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

A cozy place to hang out with friends families, and the show is great, very funny. The food and beverage are also affordable.

Thank Sokanha N
Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

Ryan Stiles usually hosts this presentation of impromptu skits and exercises, some from the television series "Whose Line is It, Anyway." The actors are mostly amateurs, who work under the tutelage of Stiles. They are creative, witty, and range in age from early 20's to mid 60's. A great addition to downtown Bellingham's entertainment scene.

Thank Jboyd360

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