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Unexpected Productions

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Address: 1428 Post Aly, At the Gum Wall in Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA 98101-2034
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+1 206-587-2414
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:30

For over 30 years, Unexpected Productions has been the heart of improv in...

For over 30 years, Unexpected Productions has been the heart of improv in Seattle.

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A fun evening of laughs and great audience participation.

This was our first experience at an improv show, and I have to say our whole party of 6 really got a kick out of it. We really enjoyed the audience participation, of course it... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Seattle, Washington
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Kirkland, Washington
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Seattle is a great place to have fun with friends and I finally got to join an age old tradition of one of my friends. After getting Dicks and Bawls, we went to see improv and had a great time. My friends who hadn't gone in the last few years were happy to go back and I was pleased by... More 

Thank magewarrior101
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was our first experience at an improv show, and I have to say our whole party of 6 really got a kick out of it. We really enjoyed the audience participation, of course it helped that one of our guests won for most valuable audience idea which was by far the funniest skit of the evening! Definitely an entertaining... More 

Thank kathleentbikeandski
Federal Way, Washington
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We have gone to the Improv Christmas Carol every year but this will be our last year. The quality of the show has dropped dramatically and unfortunately the cast uses the stage for their own political agenda. I found the sarcasm of political vents annoying and not appropriate for the purpose of the show. Leave politics at the door please... More 

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Klwhipple, Public Relations Manager at Unexpected Productions, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. I am sorry that we let your and your family down and that you didn't have a good time. A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol is developed from a total of 33 suggestions that come from the audience. The perfromers take the suggestions provided by the audience. The audience creates the show... More 

Tumwater, WA
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86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is improve theater. A great way to take a little time to laugh. The talent definitely varies based on the chemistry of the performers, what the audience gives them but it can be funny just to watch the screwups. This is a fun date activity. It could be good for someone not interested in the bar scene or not... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the production of campfire stories. Excellent improve actors, they took 3frightening stories from the audience and twisted them into campfire stories. The actors and production staff were phenomenal. Snacks were affordable. The theater is in the alley by the gum wall, just past pikes market.

Thank rikki1313
Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Depending on when you go or who's performing the show is a hit or miss. We usually go to the Theater Sports events - and we've seen some truly hilarious teams as well as some that are just mediocre.

Thank m0stlyharmless42
Detroit, Michigan
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139 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The improv was at times very funny and other times a little over the top. It seemed those that have a great appreciate for improv enjoyed it more then those seeking a comedy show.

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Boulder, Colorado
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I feel bad giving the actors a hard time because they were very into the show, but the show just was not funny. We saw 2 shows in the same night (the happy hour show gives you a free ticket to the next show) and I was really excited to see some good improv. After the first show I though... More 

Thank Tess G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I truly hate to give this place and the actors a bad review. The staff could not have been nicer, the tickets and everything they sell at the concession are reasonably priced. The actors were working hard. The show "Improv Happy Hour" just wasn't funny-- at all. And it was not improv. It seemed very scripted (which would be great... More 

Thank S M
Portland, Oregon
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61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We happened to visit the club at the end of their International Festival, so there were improvisationalists from multiple countries presenting, which added a fun flavor. You'll enjoy this attraction the most if you're willing to let go of a passive viewpoint, and participate in the interaction. It's safe, not scary, they want you to have a good time too!

Thank Lisa H

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