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The Annoyance - Theatre & Bar

851 W Belmont Ave, Fl 2, Chicago, IL 60657-4401
+1 773-697-9693
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One of the two best Improv Venus in Chicago.

When in Chicago, go see improv at the Annoyance theatre or at IO Chicago. The Annoyance theatre... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
waterdance
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Kettering, Ohio
Even the main stage is intimate

Recently viewed a production of Steamworks. Theatre is set up in a comedy style format. No bad... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
stevestr
,
Aurora, Colorado
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The Annoyance is a popular theatre and bar that provides year round entertaiment, mostly in comedy and improvisation. Known for their edgy, sometimes outrageous humor, Annoyance provides a safe bet for those seeking off-the-beaten-track entertainment fair. The bar provides a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere with board games and great contemporary music.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average3%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“lots of fun” (2 reviews)
“improv” (9 reviews)
“io” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 18:00 - 02:00
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851 W Belmont Ave, Fl 2, Chicago, IL 60657-4401
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+1 773-697-9693
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Chicago, go see improv at the Annoyance theatre or at IO Chicago. The Annoyance theatre tends to break the rules with their improv. I came on a Saturday night and saw House and Brew. They are one of their house improv teams. It...More

Thank waterdance
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently viewed a production of Steamworks. Theatre is set up in a comedy style format. No bad seats in the house but a small menu even in the large theatre. A nice new find - my first visit.

Thank stevestr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw two shows at this great intamate theatre in one night. I had enjoyed the first show so much, I took the actors advice and went to the next show! The talent and of the actors at Annoyance is phenomenal! Non stop laughs, and true...More

1  Thank thesab69
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Really good performance in small theater - improv by Fire and Beer. Laughed the whole time. Prices are great for tickets and beer prices reasonable too. Great way to spend an evening.

Thank vickimcintire
jcestlin, Owner at The Annoyance - Theatre & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

So glad you enjoyed your time -please come back for more!

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

For years we have gone to Second City but decided to try something different. We saw "The Dead Boy Scout Musical" which generated few laughs. Certainly this was much cheaper than Second City but you get what you pay for. Plus parking in the Newtown...More

Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place teaches a much more complicated school of improv. So, if you take classes/workshops there you'll find a huge difference than the other improv places in town. They have great shows here and they are a lot of fun. Trigger-happy on Wednesday nights is...More

Thank Cliff Z
Reviewed 30 March 2016

All 4 performers were lots of fun - providing fun music with hilarious lyrics and performance. A GREAT time for everyone of all ages (well for adults).

Thank FamilyofBoys
jcestlin, Owner at The Annoyance - Theatre & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2016

So glad you enjoyed the show! Thanks for your review :)

Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

My first experience of an improv night and so much fun! Only $8 and e everyone was up for a good time! Support your local improv troops and go along for a good time x

Thank Jess W
jcestlin, Owner at The Annoyance - Theatre & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2016

We're so pleased you enjoyed your time at The Annoyance - and we hope you'll come back for more!

Reviewed 21 December 2015

Found a late night comedy Burlesque show on Groupon at Annoyance Theater. Naughty or nice. Lake View area of the city, so cabbed a little North, but had a great time. Small bar and small stage, but fun atmosphere and show was super cute. Laid...More

Thank Sundi S
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

This was a hilarious twist and mix of Alfred Hitchcock, drinking, improv, and audience suggestions. It's a must see! They also offer great appetizers, and the entire staff is super friendly.

1  Thank Rob J
jcestlin, Owner at The Annoyance - Theatre & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2015

So glad you had a great time at The Annoyance. We hope you'll come back again (and again!) for other shows, or just to enjoy a drink at the bar.

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