Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. Is the venue ages 21 and up?

No, Curious Comedy Theater is an all ages venue, however we cannot guarantee the content is always family-friendly.

Q. So, then... do you serve food and drinks?

Why, yes we do! We have a full bar and delicious food, all reasonably priced, and I’m not just saying that because I have to, it’s really really good!

Q. Is there an ATM nearby?

Yes, there is a U.S. bank on the corner of MLK and Killingsworth.

Q. Where do I pick up my tickets?

No need, simply give your last name to the box office agent when you arrive for the show and you’re all set.

Q. I purchased a Groupon for one of your shows. Now what?

Please make a reservation by emailing our House Manager at or call our Box Office at (503) 477-9477. We want to know that we should be expecting you and that we should save you a seat!

Q. When do you open?

Typically we open doors 45 minutes prior to show time. For Open Mic and Curious Garden, doors open 30 minutes before show time. Shows are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.

Q. I have a car, where do I park it?

We are in the Vanport Square building and have a shared lot in the back where you are welcome to park any time. There is also plenty of street parking along MLK and the neighborhood side streets.

Q. I am terrified of clowns. Do they perform at your theater often?

Our theater is clown free. Please come and watch people be funny without being creepy.

Q. I want to treasure these moments forever! What is your photo policy?

Please take photos, just don’t use a flash! We also do not allow video recording without prior permission from the Curious Comedy staff.

Q. I think I’m funny, how can I perform?

Awesome, we have a few opportunities to perform:

Stand Up Open Mic every Sunday at 8pm – Sign ups start at 7:15pm and comics get three minutes to do their thing. FREE.

Open Court every 1st and 3rd Thursday – Open Improv – Everyone is welcome to play whether you have been playing for years or have never been on a stage in your life. Teams are picked randomly and coached by supportive, experienced improvisers. $5.

We also offer classes in Improv, Sketch, and Stand up comedy.

Q. Is there a drink minimum?

No, there is no drink minimum.

Q. Do you take credit cards?

Yes, we take all major credit cards for ticket sales and at the bar.

Q. How to buy tickets?

You can purchase tickets right here on our website or you can simply purchase tickets at the door!

Q. I have an Admit 2 Gift Certificate to any Mainstage Production. When are you Mainstage Productions?

Our Mainstage Productions are generally our most popular shows and always start at 7:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Q. Can I pay a discounted fee if I am late to a show?

No. But you CAN get a discounted ticket price by purchasing your tickets in advance on our website!

Q. How long are shows, when do the doors open for a 10pm?

7:30pm shows are typically 90-100 minutes with one intermission. We do our best to get the doors for the 9:30pm show open by 9:15pm. Second shows, at 9:30pm, are typically little over an hour long.

Q. I have a dog, cat, and a pet goldfish, can they come into the theater?

Unfortunately, we only allow service animals into the theater. So please plan on hiring a sitter if your pet needs supervision!

Q. I have a group that wants to see a show, do you have group sales or do private shows?

If you have a party or group that wants to come see one of our already scheduled shows, simply email to let us know you are coming and we’ll have a table set up for you. If you are interested in a private show, email

Q. Do you ever rent out the space?

Yes, visit our rentals page for more information!