New York improv venue: Magnet Theater

Magnet Theater

254 w. 29th st. NYC (SE corner of W 29th Street and 8th Avenue) View on Google Maps

Magnet is an improvisational comedy theater and improv school in New York City. Located a few blocks below Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, Magnet offers audiences great comedy shows consistently recommended by critics, tourists, locals, comedy snobs, and people looking for a great cheap date. Plus, there's beer and wine. And if you're interested in learning to improvise, Magnet training is designed to turn normal human beings into exceptional well-rounded improvisors. Our instructors believe everyone can become an excellent improvisor and our graduates prove it onstage, performing hilarious, inventive, in-the-moment comedy six nights a week. Founded in 2005 by veteran improv instructors from Chicago, and led by Armando Diaz, Magnet's mission is to teach the skills necessary to do original, honest, and instantly brilliant comedy. Our program has been thoughtfully crafted so novices and veterans alike will build and strengthen their skills from class to class, and level to level. Each component builds on the previous one, with an emphasis on bringing out the best in each improvisor and building a diverse skill-set, not on trying to force a single style, technique or narrow dogma. Students learn by doing, through games and exercises in class, and through performances on the Magnet stage. So come see a show. All our performers were students first. See if you would like to be able to do what they are doing. Some are professional actors or writers, but the majority started with absolutely no stage experience at all. Most just thought it would be a fun way to meet people, have fun after work, or a way to gain a skill they could put to use elsewhere. And when they kept at it, they ended up on our stage, performing hilarious comedy in front of satisfied audiences. Magnet invites you to laugh in our audience and learn in our classes. Magnettheater.com

Recent shows:

$5
Sat Jul 29 2017 at 6:00pm @ Magnet Theater. Featuring Seattle Spaceman
Big Mermaid/Seattle Spaceman/Just Another Hoagie!/Boyz Club
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$7
Thu May 18 2017 at 11:00pm @ Magnet Theater. Featuring eaves, Nemesis
The only improv competition in the world
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Free
Fri Jun 24 2016 at 7:00pm @ Magnet Theater. Featuring Dear Theodosia
DEL CLOSE MARATHON
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$7
Wed Mar 9 2016 at 9:00pm @ Magnet Theater. Featuring Heartbeat, the Wrath
Heartbeat performs with The Wrath as part of Magnet Theater's Megawatt.
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$7
Wed Feb 24 2016 at 10:00pm @ Magnet Theater. Featuring Heartbeat
Heartbeat performs with The Music Industry as part of Magnet Theater's Megawatt.
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$7
Wed Feb 17 2016 at 10:00pm @ Magnet Theater. Featuring Heartbeat
Heartbeat performs with The Music Industry as part of Magnet Theater's Megawatt.
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$7
Wed Feb 10 2016 at 10:00pm @ Magnet Theater. Featuring Heartbeat
Heartbeat performs with The Music Industry as part of Magnet Theater's Megawatt.
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$5
Sat Sep 26 2015 at 6:00pm @ Magnet Theater. Featuring Passport
55 minutes of Wild, Furious, Raucous, Magical Pure Comedic Fun
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$5
Sat Sep 19 2015 at 6:00pm @ Magnet Theater. Featuring PROOF of RESIDENCY
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$7
Thu Sep 10 2015 at 11:00pm @ Magnet Theater. Featuring the Wrath, TJ & Blood
INSPIRADO is the only improv competition in the world. Two teams randomly choose a challenge, then they compete. The audience votes on the winner. Challenges inspire. Inspiration leads to innovation. Innovation saves the world. NSPIRADO jus ...
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