Huge theater is by far the best place to go any night of the week for amazing improv shows at extremely reasonable prices. Want to learn improv have some of the best improvisers in the state teach you! They not only provide great entertainment, but they teach classes, and give back to the community.
I have donated my time and money to HUGE Theater in Uptown. They are a fantastic community of some of the most talented people you will ever meet. Never have I failed to attend and not be in tears from laughing so hard. Not only that they have the most dedicated volunteers who work extremely hard to make HUGE a home for everyone. From the Bearded Men running the bar, to the amazingly friendly chipper people working the front desk. HUGE Theater is the best place to go to have an inexpensive night out with great laughs and a crisp cold beer.
To me, Huge Theater is the most approachable, accessible and entertaining venue in all of the Twin Cities. From the management to the performers to the volunteers, everyone is doing it because they love improv and want to share it with the world. It really is a great group of genuine people coming together for a common cause, and that's to make you laugh.
Huge is the most amazing place I've ever been to. I started going there for improv lessons and now I actually have a somewhat healthy social life, because the people there are so completely awesome, encouraging, and supportive!
HUGE Theater is an awesome place that provides an opportunity for improvisational actors to get up on stage and give improv a whirl. It also does incredible work in furthering the Twin Cities' exposure to great improv, thereby furthering our claim to fame as the "mini-Apple" in terms of theater and arts. Well done HUGE!!!
Huge delivers the alternative to at-home commercial entertainment. The variety of style, themes and (insert a suggestion) engages me beyond the pop culture of today. It's a pleasure to meet the people of Huge and share their energy.
HUGE is my very favorite place to be in the Twin Cities. I love theater and when it comes to improv theater it just doesn't get any better than HUGE. They have some of the most talented people I have ever seen on their stage. It's different every time, but there IS one constant: It is always amazing. Also, it's super cheap - 5 or 10 bucks for a night of perfect entertainment - it doesn't get much better than that!
I've brought a variety of people with me, from friends from all over to my parents and my sister's Bachelorette Party and each and every time it was a success. I have yet to bring someone who afterwards says they did not enjoy it.
These guys are just doing such a wonderfully amazing job both on and off-stage. The atmosphere is welcoming, heartfelt and friendly. The volunteers who work there are open for conversation and make everything to make everyone feel appreciated and at home. And once you know that they are volunteers who do not get paid a cent, your amazement just grows. And on stage I have seen the widest variety of shows, from musical improv to solo to Film Noir-inspired and political shows, from the all stars at Show X to the Newbies at Space Jam. It's different every time and I never ceased to discover new nuances.
The tips ask for criticism too, but I have none. I'm just proud of the people that run HUGE and I will always keep coming back and support them because they have enriched my life with so many wonderful experiences.
Huge filled an amazing need in the twin cities- Long form improv, every night! Before HUGE came along, there were only a few select opportunities to see long form and the actors were required to PAY to perform most of the time! Not only does HUGE theater give us something funny and intelligent (most of the time) to watch, but the volunteer effort that put this theater together has been amazing. To my knowledge, no one has ever been paid for the work they have done, from the "board"- the talented founders of the theater, to the nightly box office, bar and tech staff. HUGE has provided a welcoming community for actors and theater lovers alike.
HUGE Improv theater is an artist led non profit company, dedicated to being awesome. Long Form Improv finally has a home in Minneapolis and it couldn't be happier. You can tell by the awesome way it lives, breathes, and cultivates creativity each and every day inside HUGE. Whether you are a first time improver, a seasoned vet or somehere in between, HUGE is the place to be. The first thing you will notice when you enter HUGE, is that someone will be nice to you. Truly! Not "Minnesota" nice just plain nice. Smiles, welcomes and thank you's are all given out fast and freely at HUGE. This niceness encourages a sense of community a place where you can feel free to be yourself and to believe that that is good enough. This is escpecially helpful when you are a nervous new student, not knowing what to expect, questioning if you are good enough, quick enough, smart enough. One smile from Jill, Butch or Nels let's you know that it will be okay, all they ask is that you bring a willingness to play and to accept the possibilities. HUGE also brings in visiting artists, to hold workshops which is invaluable to Minnesota improvers, who may not be able to travel to train. HUGE also gives back to the community by holding improv sessions all over the metro, to those that need some good cheer. So, next time you want to laugh, learn and feel a part of an awesome human experience, check out HUGE Improv Theater and get ready to smile.
I saw a really great show here. It was hilarious and professional. There were no bad spots in the house. They even served drinks!
HUGE Improv Theater has been on my mind since it opened a year and some change ago. I was living in Korea, performing with Seoul City Improv, but I was rooting for my hometown improv theater with all I had. I watched as people donated time, effort, money, consultation, and optimism in droves to get the theater opened. After returning from Korea I immediately went to HUGE and asked to volunteer. They said yes! Hurrah! It's been a pleasure volunteering as a Technician and Box Office Attendant at HUGE. Everyone is playful, has fun and wants nothing more than for the theater to succeed and grow the improv audience in Minneapolis. We've made good progress so far with good people, but we have a lot of work to do. I'm happy I have a chance to help fantastic people doing wonderful things.
I love HUGE Theater. It is a wonderful improv theater and school. It's always fun to hear what's new shows are going on at HUGE. HUGE Theater is also the home-base of the Twin Cities Improv Festival, which showcases local improv groups, as well as, bringing in improv groups from all over the US. With their weekly show Improv A-Go-Go, HUGE Theater gives opportunities to established and new improv groups to perform. Since opening in 2010, it has added a new air of excitement and vibrancy to the Twin Cities improv community.
Huge Theater is such an amazing place. Not one person working at Huge is working for money. The reason they are there is because they truly care about the art of improv and they care about the improv community. I see many of the same people there every week performing, teaching classes, cleaning the bathrooms, just because they love the art of improv. The Huge community is extremely kind and welcoming. I have been a patron at Huge for quite some time and just recently I started volunteering. As I worked at the box office, all of the board members stopped by to check how things were going. They made sure I felt welcome and comfortable in that environment. There are so many different people who came through Huge's doors that night and everyone of them left with a smile on their face. It is amazing to see so many people working together to entertain people and make them laugh. It has quickly become my favorite place to be.
HUGE provides top-notch entertainment for a reasonable price and is successfully keeping live theater alive in Minneapolis. I started seeing shows for entertainment and it looked like so much fun, I started taking the classes they offered! I didn't know if a non-profit could offer quality education, but all three classes I've taken have blown me away. I benefited so much from the classes and really felt like I was getting plugged in to the improv community, I decided to volunteer by selling tickets and being part of street teams. I just had to do something to give back to the organization that has benefitted me so much. A lot of people have a hobby that they enjoy, but I have one that not only can I enjoy doing (improv), but others can enjoy watching me do it too.
All volunteer, not for profit theater. Rock solid improv for rock bottom prices. I honestly do not know what I would do with most of my time, were it not for HUGE theater.
HUGE Theater is a theater space dedicated to the art of improv - - the art of creating instant theater. It's an art form that takes agreement from both the performer (improv is based on the idea of "Yes, And" - - acceptance of an idea and then the adding of information) and the audience (they have to Yes And the performer and take a step away from themselves and believe.) This agreement creates community, and a wonderful community has formed at HUGE. I volunteer as a performer at HUGE, and I've been lucky enough to experience some of my most exciting and surprising moments on stage. It's a safe space to explore, and we're lucky to have it.
Huge theater's presence in Minneapolis has made a tremendous difference in diversifying and expanding the improv theater scene. I teach improv at another theater in town and I see my students directly benefit from Huge - both from watching other improvisers and from the many more opportunities to perform that exist because of Huge. It's hard to imagine the town before Huge even though it's only existed for about a year and a half. It took me a while to realize that my students' rapid improvement wasn't because of something especially clever I was doing, it was because they were working on their craft outside of class at Huge. Before Huge, there was no opportunity like that. Huge's impact ripples outward beyond the immediate audience and performers on a given night to increase the overall quality of the improv and improvisers in the Twin Cities. Thank you Huge!
Huge Theater is amazing. Every night is an amazing improv performance, but the great thing is Improv A-go-go on Sundays. Every week, they give a new and local improv groups a chance to perform on stage; the same stage that is filled later in the week with the best and brightest improv performers in the Twin Cities. The community that HUGE Theater has created in Minneapolis is great; everyone is friendly, welcoming, and a lot of fun. Not only is a great 'nonprofit,' but Huge Theater is a a great place to me.
This place has excellent shows 6 nights a week. Check out SHOW X and Star Trek...SOO good! It's a cheap date night and its better than a movie!
This theater is a great venue for promoting the theatrical arts 7 days a week. The performances are top-notch, even the student performances, letting me know that the quality of work being taught is raising the bar for this area in improvisational theater. As a professional in this field, I would highly recommend considering Huge Theater for any awards which recognize the arts or non-profits! Thank you for your time!
I have been a donor and a customer. Their shows are amazing and provide people with a low-cost, highly enjoyable entertainment.
When HUGE Improv Theater first opened, I was beyond ecstatic to have a place to perform. But, beyond that, I was overjoyed to have a place for the improv community to gather. As a performer and donor, I appreciate what HUGE offers, both to the audiences that visit six nights a week and to the artistic community they inspire and invite to play on their stage.
HUGE is a fantastic space and an essential venue to a twin cities improv scene that is rivaled by few if any other cities in the US. I have attended several shows there and find the experience to be as professional as any theater, while carrying a true grass roots vibe. The folks that are running this place are doing it right, and the improv speaks for itself. As an artist myself, it's refreshing to see a venue that seamlessly blends the nuts and bolts of keeping a venue running with an artistic integrity that top quality.
Huge Improv is a great non profit Theater in Minneapolis, MN. They have opened the door for so many improv performers. Personally for me, they have allowed me to have a space to explore, practice and perform. I have taken classes from them, that have really helped me grow as a performer. There was a woman in one of my classes who was taking the class so she could be a better manager at her store. That is why I love improv so much, because you can use the skills you learn as a performer to better your life off the stage.
Such a great place to hang out. Best stress reliever after a hard day at work. Also runs every day of the week.
HUGE Improv Theater is run on the kindess and happiness of everyone in the improv and theater community. This theater is run on laughter and love. It's my second home and, in many ways, my church.
I am so grateful to have Huge Theater, in my neighborhood especially, but in the Twin Cities in general. A welcome addition to the thriving TC performing arts scene, Huge Theater provides supplementary performance/instruction in improvisational theater to its well-established peers, the Brave New Workshop, Comedy Sportz, and Stevie Ray's. But Huge also provides a complement to these institutions as well, by giving a home to performances almost every night that we weren't seeing as frequently OR for as low a price before Huge opened.
Add to that the classes that Huge offers, ranging from the basics to advanced with improvisers that have experience from all over the nation. PLUS "play days" like Improv Fight Club or drop-in classes at $10 a pop. Huge makes improvisational theater even more accessible to everyone (even to youth!) and that is what makes it different than other institutions in town.
The performances I've seen at Huge have featured improvisers of all experience levels. This is encouraging for a beginner like myself; I get to believe that I too can soon perform at Huge (which I can - through applying for the Improv-A-Go-Go lottery!), while also witnessing the mastery of long-time improv experts. Plus, I believe ALL shows at Huge are $5! There's just no excuse to not go see great improv ALL THE TIME!
I also really love the special events held at Huge, like the Twin Cities Tiny Funny Women Fesitval. Five hours of awesome, hilarious women talking about comedy, with a couple of insightful "lectures," and workshops by aforementioned improv masters made for an extremely enjoyable day. And it was FREE (well, we all brought something to the potluck).
I adore Huge. I have donated a few times and plan on donating again, as well as volunteering, performing, and hopefully soon becoming a student!
Review from Guidestar