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Magnet Theater

254 W 29th St, New York City, NY 10001-5290
+1 212-244-8824
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Musical improv rocked

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

Reviewed 24 February 2018
Jenna P
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Pennsylvania
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Magnet Theater

The Magnet Theater is a improv comedy venue. The comedians can range from funny professionals to... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
lollygal
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New York City, New York
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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 talented and experienced (and exceptionally funny) improvisers doing some of the best comedy you'll see anywhere. The schedule is loaded with shows ranging from long form improv, musical improv, duos, scripted sketch comedy, storytelling, free jams open to anyone, and one-offs featuring special guest stars. Plus, free student performances take place all weekend at the Training Center Studio. We also provide some of the finest instruction in Improv, Sketch Writing and Storytelling. Group and corporate training is also available via the Magnet Genius Machine, and our phenomenal improvisors are also available to do private shows (we can travel to your city/country!)
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254 W 29th St, New York City, NY 10001-5290
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Reviewed 24 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

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Reviewed 17 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 21 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!!!

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Reviewed 6 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
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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

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Reviewed 16 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

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Reviewed 12 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
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Reviewed 9 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.

Thank Memmett
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Reviewed 7 June 2015

pop in to a show and watch people perform various types of improv. they have them every night and each one is different. Inexpensive and inventive.

Thank 10spower
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