The Basement Theatre in Atlanta

Atlanta’s ‘Best Underground Comedy Improv Theatre,’ the Basement Theatre, offers adult humor, improv, and comedy shows for the entire family.

What some critics call ‘Atlanta’s hidden gem,’ the Basement Theatre has been entertaining audiences since 2004. Unlike some comedy clubs, the Basement performs improv, the art of actors making up scenes without a script while interacting with the audience for ideas. Improv is usually humorous but can also be dramatic. The intimate theatre seats up to 65 people comfortably.

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Location of The Basement Theatre

The Basement Theatre, located on the northside of Buckhead near Chastain Park, resides in the basement of a nondescript office building. Parking is free, and you enter from the backside of the building.

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The Performers

The theatre hosts a cast of Basement Players, talented comedians that hail from around the country as well as Georgia. The Basement also sometimes has guest performances from traveling improvisers.

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Cost and Hours

The cost of admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students, with a discounted night on Thursdays. Students sometimes grace the stage on Thursdays, where everyone gets in for $10. There is also a kid-friendly, G-rated act for families Friday at 8:00 p.m.

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The 8:00 p.m. Saturday night show is rated PG-13, while the 10:00 p.m. is rated R for mature audiences. The Basement hosts private sessions for birthdays, engagements, and other special events.

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Comedy Classes

The Basement offers classes to aspiring comics-both adults and youths. The Improv classes for adults are Improv I (Intro to Improv) and II (Advanced Games). The cost of these classes is $200. Improv Camps are offered for kids ages 12-15, and the cost of these classes is $225. Class sessions run for eight weeks. The Basement also has Corporate/Team Building Workshops for companies looking to liven up their conferences or seminars.

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Food and Drink

The theatre’s concession stand serves soda, water, and alcoholic beverages, as well as candy, chips, and popcorn. If you want to make it a date night or family outing that include dinner, there are many great restaurants in the area, such as Fellini’s Pizza, LaFonda, Taxco, and the Three Dollar Café.

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Tickets can be purchased online at the website. The theatre suggests buying tickets in advance, as they can fill up fast, especially on the weekends.

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