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Salvage Vanguard Theater

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The Salvage Vanguard Theater is a two-stage venue in East Austin's burgeoning arts district. Offering ample room to stretch your legs, one of Austin's newest venues for theater will host the bulk of the festival's improv and sketch comedy shows.

SVT will host shows and workshops Wednesday through Saturday as well as Monday's closing night show.


The Hideout Theatre

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The Hideout Theatre is a two-stage venue in the heart of downtown Austin. With a downstairs black box seating around 90 audience members and an upstairs stage maxing out at around 50, you can be sure of an intimate theatre experience. Sitting squarely in Austin's theatre district on the city's main drag, Congress Avenue, The Hideout is one block from 6th Street, one of the most famous stretches of bars and live music in the country, and five blocks from the majestic State Capitol.


ColdTowne Theater

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ColdTowne Theater is Austin's home for alternative comedy, currently running improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy shows 7 nights a week that feature the brightest, hardest-working comedians in Central Texas.

The ColdTowne Marathon happens at ColdTowne Theater Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

This venue is cash-only and you only have to pay once to enter and see as many shows as you like.


The Velveeta Room

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Opening in March 1988 as stand-up comedy exploded all across the nation as a new and viable live entertainment option, The Velv has reduced many a comic to tears, and is considered one of the tougher rooms in the country. It consistently houses a rousing and cunning audience of comedy fans who give no quarter to the meek and timid.

The Velveeta Room is host to all of the festival's stand-up shows Weds through Saturday.

This venue is cash-only and you only have to pay once to enter and see as many shows as you like.

The State Theater

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The State Theater

This 300-seat Art Deco vintage movie house, built in 1935, stands just a few doors down from OOB HQ at The Hideout Theatre and within sight of the State Capitol building on Congress Avenue. With updated lighting and sound equipment and a recent renovation following a devastating flood, the stage is set to serve as our headlining stage for several nights of shows.