Hollywood Improv Info
Address: 8162 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 651-2583
Fax: (323) 655-9050
|Phone Hours||Walk-Up Hours|
|Mon||9am – 10:30pm||Mon||5pm – 10:30pm|
|Tue||9am – 10:30pm||Tue||5pm – 10:30pm|
|Wed||9am – 10:30pm||Wed||5pm – 10:30pm|
|Thu||9am – 10:30pm||Thu||5pm – 10:30pm|
|Fri||9am – 11pm||Fri||5pm – 11pm|
|Sat||1pm – 11pm||Sat||5pm – 11pm|
|Sun||1pm – 10:30pm||Sun||5pm – 10:30pm|
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Monday –Friday: 10am-10:30pm
Sunday: 1pm- 10pm
Ticket prices vary. Please see our calendar for performance dates, show times and prices.
You can purchase tickets on our website, in-person at our box office, or over the phone. The service fees (if applicable) are the same regardless of method of purchase.
Phone Number: 323-651-2583
You must be 18 years of age (unless otherwise specified) to enter and 21 years of age to purchase and consume alcohol. You will need to show photo identification to enter our club. Valid forms of ID are:
- State issued Driver’s License
- State issued ID
- Official Passport
- Military ID
Our showroom is open seating on a first come, first served basis. Since we cannot guarantee ticket availability at the door, we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance. We do not hold seats or tickets. Once tickets are sold out, we maintain a wait list at our Box Office on a first come, first served basis. Please note that the wait list does not guarantee seating. Through our Group and/or VIP Services, you have the option to reserve seating and enjoy front-of-the-line access.
Show times vary, so please see our online calendar http://hollywood.improv.com/. Doors for most shows open 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. For dinner guests, seating in the restaurant opens 90 minutes before show time.
With a full-service restaurant and theater, our venue is more upscale than your average comedy club. Anything from casual (sneakers and jeans) to black tie is acceptable, however hats and other items that may be distracting to others in the showroom are not recommended.
8162 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
There are many parking meters in the area which expire at 8pm. We also offer valet service for $8.50.
While there is no set time limit, our shows typically run 90 minutes long, and consist of a host, a feature performer, and a headliner. Come to the club ready to laugh and have a good time!
Our venue seats up to 200 guests.
Absolutely! We are available for both private parties and group events. For more information, visit our website at http://hollywood.improv.com/Groups-Parties or e-mail Hollywood@improv.com
Yes, gift cards are available in any denomination, never expire, and can be used at any of our Improv venues (Irvine, CA; Brea, CA; Ontario, CA; Hollywood, CA; San Jose, CA and Pittsburgh, PA)! Gift cards are available for purchases online, by visiting our Box Office or by calling (845) 353-5400. We can also ship gift cards purchased over the phone (shipping & handling fees apply).
Yes, on Tuesdays at 6pm with sign up at 5:30pm. Keep in mind that there is a lottery system and sets are strictly kept to 3 minutes each. Don’t run the light!
There are TONS of ways! Check us out on @hollywoodimprov on Instagram and Facebook for the latest news or click http://hollywood.improv.com and enter your email address in the white box in the banner for a chance to win complimentary passes.
Unfortunately, we do not mail tickets, however you are welcome to pick up your tickets by showing photo ID at our Box Office any time prior to your show. Our box office can also e-mail your purchased tickets to print at your convenience. (Please note that most promotional tickets must be picked up at the box office window with the promotional materials in exchange for admission tickets therefore cannot be emailed). You can always add your mobile tickets to your cell phone / passport and present it at the door!
Yes. We accept all major credit cards through our box office and in our showroom, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
Guests are allowed into our showroom up until 15 minutes after the show begins. We stop seating 15 minutes into the show due to the disruption caused to the performers. No exceptions, no refunds.
We are handicap accessible. If needed, please notify the Box Office in advance so that we can arrange for proper seating as well.
Yes. Comedy is incredibly subjective. We do our best to include videos and current information about the comedian on our website. We recommend watching clips of past performances and reading the headliner’s biography to get a sense of the kind of performance and subject matter you should expect.
Photography, filming, videotaping or other forms of recording without the consent of the club and the artist is strictly prohibited. Guests who abuse this policy will be ejected immediately. We do occasionally offer the opportunity for “Meet and Greets” with the performers after the show, where photography is allowed.
Please contact our Box Office 323-651-2582 or Hollywood@improv.com for more information. We look forward to seeing you at a show soon!
We do have a Group Party Reservation Service for parties of 10 or more. Contact our Sales Manager Paige@improv.com for additional information and requirements.
Yes, we are a full service restaurant. Check out our http://hollywood.improv.com/Dining-Info pages for more information.
The majority of seating is done on a first come, first sat basis. We do however offer PREFERRED or RESERVED seating if doing a GROUP PACKAGE or VIP PACKAGE. We typically seat the room from the front to the back. The majority of the tables in the showroom seat 4-8 per table. We do have a limited number of booths which typically seat 4-5 people. We are capable of accommodating large parties through our Event Coordinator. Please inquire through our website in advance. We ask that you arrive early in order to guarantee optimal seating arrangements. You may view our seating chart and take a virtual tour of our showroom on our website.
Arrangements can be made via the Event Coordinator with a GROUP PACKAGE or VIP PACKAGE to have PREFERRED or RESERVED seating.
For our earlier shows we typically offer the option to make a dinner reservation. This is not the same as “reserved” or “VIP” seating. While General Admission allows entrance 45 minutes prior to the show, a dinner reservation is no additional charge and allows you to enter our showroom up to 90 minutes prior to show time. Please note this when purchasing your tickets online or contact our Box Office if you would like to add or remove this to your admission tickets.
The items you purchase during your dinner count toward the two-item minimum per person requirement. Food, beverages, or a combination each count toward this minimum. For most “Special Engagement” shows, there may be VIP dinner packages or other options through our Event Coordinator.
We do our best to offer of variety of options on our regular menu that accommodate various diets & food allergies. With advanced notice, we are typically able to accommodate additional food allergy or specialty items. There are also specific Dinner Packages available through our Event Coordinator. Please contact our Box Office or Event Coordinator for additional information PRIOR to the date of the show you are attending so our executive chef can properly accommodate your request.
We love hearing about your experience. Please feel free to write any comments on the comment cards, located on your table once inside the showroom. You can also email us at email@example.com
No. Any food item or beverage (with or without alcohol) counts toward the two-item minimum. We offer a variety of non-alcoholic beverages for our underage and non-alcohol consuming customers. We also offer souvenir items such as glassware and t-shirts as well. Take a tour of our http://hollywood.improv.com/Dining-Info and we guarantee you will find something to your liking.
Yes! We have a fantastic bar and restaurant area where you and your friends can relax and grab a drink and/or a bite.
We are always looking for new and experienced talent, including cooks, bussers, hosts, servers, bartenders, etc. We encourage you to come see us to submit a resume & fill out an application! We conduct open interviews Monday through Friday from 1pm to 6pm.
We are always looking for new talent! Please send an email with a 5-10 minute clip to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No oversized bags or backpacks are allowed. All bags are subject to search upon entry. Guest have the right to refuse a bag search and the venue has the right to refuse entry. If you have any items that are not allowed into the venue please return them to your vehicle. The venue has the right to restrict any items at any time without prior notice.