Best improv in Seattle – Unexpected Productions

April 27, 2016

At home in the Market Theater at Seattle’s Historic Pike Place Market, Unexpected Productions (UP) has brought comedy to a whole new level for more than 30 years! The first in the country to introduce Theatersports, UP fuses audience suggestions to craft the story and scenes of a show.


Using the techniques of legendary comedians, Keith Johnstone and Del Close, UP has created its own ‘Seattle style’ of improv. In addition to shows, they continue to promote the art of improvisation through education. UP’s Improv School provides workshops and classes for students around the world through their 6 levels of courses and performances. From Talk Soup and Friends, to Community and Frasier, UPAlumni demonstrate talent and true grit in the world of comedy improv!


There’s so much more to UP than just comedy improv shows. The dynamic ensemble of comedians that make up the cast of Unexpected Productions offer public speaking workshops for individuals and team building workshops for corporations, too! So why not hit them up the next time you need to add a little play into the work life?


Our Food and Cultural Tour of Pike Place Market and our Early Access VIP Tour of Pike Place Market start at Unexpected Productions Market Theater.

We’re happy to feature UP as our April Partner Spotlight! For the entire month of April, Savor Seattle food tour guests can use their current Savor VIP Card for one FREE admission to any of their shows!

Want to see what shows are on the calendar at Unexpected Productions? Click here.

All photos courtesy of Unexpected Productions