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The Hideout Theatre

617 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-3214
+1 512-443-3688
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Interesting and Fun

It felt like going into a "hideout." I had never been to improv before but it was a ton of fun... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jstanreid
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Austin, Texas
I haven't been here for a while...

When I did frequent here I went for the coffee and beagles... There is a secret theater past the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
chloemarlee
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Austin, Texas
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We are in the business of improvisational theatre. We make up all our comedy, plays, and sketches on the spot (unless otherwise noted). Short form, long form, Chicago-Style, NY-Style, CA-Style, Austin-Style - we do it all (especially Austin-Style, it's our specialty).We host and produce improv shows Thursday through Sunday. For some of the shows, we invite independent groups to perform (everything you see on Thursday night, for instance) and some of the shows we personally produce (everything you see on Saturday night, for instance). In addition, the Hideout is downtown Austin's oldest independent coffee house. We are open morning to night, weekdays and weekends and serve beer, wine, fresh sandwiches, pastries, ice cream, as well as an assortment of beverages and coffee drinks. We proudly feature vegan ice cream from our friends at Sweet Ritual and our specialty craft cocktails were designed by Laura Nixon of Bad Dog Barcraft. You can bring food and drink from the coffee house up into the theatre to enjoy during a performance!
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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“super fun” (2 reviews)
“improv” (28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 22:00
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617 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-3214
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+1 512-443-3688
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It felt like going into a "hideout." I had never been to improv before but it was a ton of fun. Small theater so you are a lot closer to the actors. I did theater in high school and could see myself giving it a...More

1  Thank jstanreid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I did frequent here I went for the coffee and beagles... There is a secret theater past the bathrooms in the back but I only had time for coffee and a snack. If you are wondering about the theater, you'll probable miss out if...More

1  Thank chloemarlee
Reviewed 3 May 2017

What a wonderful place to come out and enjoy the night life. It was great to just sit back and people watch with my husband. The staff was kind and the backed goods were a perfect snack to accompany our delicious cappuccinos!

1  Thank cmsoto2582
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The Hideout Theater is a cool little coffee shop and theater right on 6th and Congress. We had seen an ad for a night of improv in the Austin Chronicle and decided to check it out. There is a coffee shop in the front of...More

1  Thank fullah
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Me and my wife visited the Hideaout for late brakefast, did not visit the theater. Good coffee and sandwiches. The café atmosphere is relaxed and easy going, quite what we expected from Austin. we had a nice time and would go back for sure.

Thank samuelharo
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Small, cosy cafe. Friendly atmosphere with a lot of traffic in and out of the place. The coffee was delicious as were the sandwiches. The improv is at night but since we couldn't make it then, we decided to soak in the place in the...More

1  Thank Husainfauzia
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We went to a Friday night show recently w/two teenage kids. Everyone LOVED it. Great interaction w/the performers, and fun we will remember for a long time.

2  Thank Maman325
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Went to The Hideout with our two teenage children and we all had a great time. The three improv groups were all very entertaining and the 90 minute entertainment was great. The groups each performed very differently and the original skits were very funny. Would...More

1  Thank dbigjack
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I found The Hideout while on an extended work trip to Austin. Located in an easy to find spot in downtown the theater has a nice cafe to go along with its 2 theaters. First the club has top notch shows - the amateur improv...More

1  Thank walkabout68
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Not fancy but very funny right over a coffee shop and a lot of fun you can get drinks downstairs and bring them with you.

1  Thank fromwaco
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