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Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre

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Address: 824 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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+1 612-332-6620
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10:00 - 21:00
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Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 12:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Hilarious, thought-provoking original comedy, improv and satire for over 50...

Hilarious, thought-provoking original comedy, improv and satire for over 50 years!

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Fantastic show!!

My wife and I were in town and wanted to see a show. We saw Beauty and the Beast, a Tinderella story. The theater is cozy, with no bad seats-we were in the last elevated row. They... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
LarsonsontheGO
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California
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California
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61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I were in town and wanted to see a show. We saw Beauty and the Beast, a Tinderella story. The theater is cozy, with no bad seats-we were in the last elevated row. They offer drinks and snacks, and the atmosphere is laid back. Reminded us of an off-Broadway venue and feel. The show was 2 acts,... More 

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Ann D, Public Relations Manager at Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We love our audiences, and we are so happy you had a great time. Please tell all of your friends! Be sure to laugh today! Ann More 

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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very well done and put together show!!! Skits were based on many fairytale songs/stories and spun into hilarious and modern themes relating to relationships and sexual encounters! I was expecting larger theatre setting, but was pleasantly surprised that was not the case! Great place to go as a couple or with a group!

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Ann D, Public Relations Manager at Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed the show. Word of mouth advertising is our best (cough cough, only) form of advertising - so thank you again! Here's hoping we see you back for our summer/fall show opening in July. Be sure to laugh today, Ann More 

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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The show is always funny and the actors are so talented! Nice small venue downtown. Love Lauren, my adult children still imitate her line about the xmas leftovers from grandma!

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Ann D, Public Relations Manager at Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review, Yasmin! We hope to see you back again soon - and I'll be sure to pass along your compliment to Lauren! Here's to many more years of leftovers packed up in Country Crock tubs, and be sure to laugh today! Ann More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Comedy based on life experiences we can all relate to or often times current events. Cast is great and engaging. If you're easily offended, can't take a joke or handle political satire, you should probably go watch a Disney movie instead. They usually run a new show every 3 months.

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Ann D, Public Relations Manager at Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Adam B.! Please tell everyone you know - we rely very heavily on word of mouth advertising. :) We hope you have a great week - thank you again for the review, and be sure to laugh today! - Ann + the BNW Crew More 

Andover, Minnesota
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Experienced BNW for the first time, it was spectacular. We will be coming back over and over. This is the best comedy experience we have had in the Minneapolis metro area.

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Ann D, Public Relations Manager at Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We appreciate it - word of mouth is our best (cough cough, only) form of advertisement! Have a wonderful start to your year and we hope to see you back very soon for our next show, "Booty and the Beast: A Tinderella Story"! Be sure to laugh today, Ann More 

Sartell, Minnesota, United States
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137 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

My husband and I have enjoyed shows at the BNW for years. Come ready for awesome belly laughs. If you're easily offended, completely wrapped up on political correctness and cannot handle profanity - pass on it. This is for those that can roll with satire, comedy and find humor & laughs in the sometimes touchy areas of life, politics, social... More 

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Ann D, Public Relations Manager at Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Tami J! We are so glad you are part of our audience, and we hope to see you back for our spring show, "Booty and the Beast: A Tinderella Story"! Have a wonderful week and we look forward to having you as our guest again! Be sure to laugh today, Ann +... More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The first time at BNW was 41 years ago on our honeymoon. This year's Christmas show was non-stop laughter except for a couple of well timed social statements. It was obvious the cast enjoyed the evening as well.

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Ann D, Public Relations Manager at Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming back, John! We had so much fun performing for you, and we hope you come back again soon (don't be a stranger for another 41 years!). Thank you again, and be sure to laugh today! Ann More 

Minnesota
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145 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Loved the show we saw at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater. "Wreck the Halls" performers were quick witted and funny. Plan to return for another dose of comedic relief!

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Ann D, Public Relations Manager at Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you, Freefromwisco! We are so glad you enjoyed The Danger Committee's performance of "Wreck the Halls," and even more glad no one was injured during the performance! We hope to see you back again soon! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

My wife's company had the BNW at there business for a speaking engagement. She said they were really good and found out that they were doing a political show for the elections called Lady and the Trump. So we bought tickets and took the her parents for the last night of that show. The cast was Lauren Anderson, Andy Rocco... More 

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Ann D, Public Relations Manager at Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Procomp! We hope to see you back for the upcoming holiday show, "What the Elf?!" As we say in our programs and announcements - the more you drink the funnier we get - so if you loved us imagine how much that person in front of you enjoyed the show! We hope... More 

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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have gone here before and this place is fantastic! Very funny and a good atmosphere all around. We came back again for Lady and the Trump and were just as entertained. Excellent show. I highly recommend this place if your looking for something entertaining to watch. Well done Brave New Workshop!

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Ann D, Public Relations Manager at Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you Sara S, we are so happy you and your husband enjoyed "Lady and the Trump"! We hope to see you back soon - maybe for our holiday revue, "What the Elf?!"? Have a great rest of your week and be sure to laugh today! Ann More 

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