Frequently Asked Questions

First timer to an improv show? A little wary of the funny? Want to impress your friends with your vast knowledge of all things improv and Theatre99? Use these Cliffs Notes and impress your pals!

What is improv? Is it like stand up?

Improv comedy is hilarious unscripted theatre. If you've ever seen the TV show "Whose Line is it Anyway?" you've seen improv. It is not stand up comedy...improvisers don't tell jokes. They take audience suggestions and create comedic scenes based on those suggestions. Because of that, every show is different.

Will they make fun of me or make me get on stage?

Nope, unless you volunteer yourself we will let you sit there with the anonymity and safety of someone in the witness protection program. The only exception is if you walk in late or forget to turn off your cell phone. Do that and you shall be taunted mercilessly as an example to the rest of the class.

How long do the shows last?

8:00 p.m. shows are typically 1 3/4 hours in length and 10:00 p.m. shows are one hour in length.

How much do shows cost?

When we say cheap laughs, we mean cheap! Prices for each show can be found on the appropriate pages, but generally Wednesday and Thursday night shows are $5, Friday night shows are $12, and Saturday ranges from $12 - $14. Festival shows range from $5- $16.

Where is Theatre 99 anyway? Where the heck do I park?

We do not have parking at Theatre 99, but there are lots of nearby options. Click on our LOCATION page. There are tons of free parking spaces after 6pm behind the Gaillard Auditorium on George Street between Anson and East Bay Streets. There is a paid lot on George Street between Meeting and King Streets.

Do you take credit cards?

Nah, cash only. We like to keep it clean. You can purchase tickets with a credit card here on the website.

Where's is the closest ATM?

In our lobby...how convenient is that?

Can we eat and drink in the theatre?

Hell yes, but outside food and drink are not allowed. We pride ourselves on being the only live theatre in Charleston with a cup holder at every seat! And lucky for you we offer beer, wine and snacks at our bar, available before and after each show, and during intermission. Cash only, so load up on those $1s and $5s.

Do we need to make reservations?

YES! We strongly recommend purchasing tickets in advance here on the website. It is an excellent idea as shows often sell out. Show up a half hour before showtime to ensure you can sit with your friends because seating is first come, first serve. If you have a free pass or gift certificate you can make a phone reservation by call 843-853-6687 at least 24 hours in advance. Free pass holders must arrive by 7:30pm and gift certificate holders by 7:45pm. After those times, tickets are released to the waiting list. (ETIX reservations are guaranteed, but seating is still first come, first serve.)

Are the shows family-friendly?

We're family. And we're friendly. But we're not family friendly.

If I laugh my ass off will you help me find it?

You betcha!

Are seats reserved?

No. Seating is general admission (like going to the movies). Even if you purchase tickets in advance, seating is still general admission. It is strongly recommended that you arrive 30 minutes before showtime to ensure that you can get seats together. If you show up close to showtime there is always a good chance that you can't sit together, Early bird gets the worm.

I've got another question. How can I get an answer?

No problem at all. Just email us at thehavenots2000@aol.com and we'll get back to you asap.

Have other questions? Call or email us!

Upcoming Shows

Wed, May 23 - 8:00 pm

Laugh For A Lincoln

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Thu, May 24 - 8:00 pm

Laugh For A Lincoln

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Fri, May 25 - 7:00 pm

Reformed Whores

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Fri, May 25 - 8:30 pm

Improv Riot (Piccolo)

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Sat, May 26 - 4:00 pm

Nameless Numberhead

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Sat, May 26 - 6:00 pm

Clean Improv Comedy Show

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Sat, May 26 - 7:30 pm

The Have Nots! Comedy Improv Co.

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Sat, May 26 - 9:30 pm

Reformed Whores

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Sun, May 27 - 4:00 pm

Reformed Whores

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Sun, May 27 - 6:00 pm

The Complete History of Charleston for Morons

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Sun, May 27 - 7:30 pm

The Have Nots! Comedy Improv Co.

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Sun, May 27 - 9:30 pm

Nameless Numberhead

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Tue, May 29 - 7:00 pm

Reformed Whores

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Tue, May 29 - 8:30 pm

One Man Star Wars Trilogy

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Wed, May 30 - 7:00 pm

Reformed Whores

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Wed, May 30 - 8:30 pm

One Man Star Wars Trilogy

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Thu, May 31 - 7:00 pm

Mary Kay Has a Posse (Piccolo)

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Thu, May 31 - 8:30 pm

One Man Stranger Things: A Parody

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Fri, Jun 1 - 7:00 pm

One Man Pride & Prejudice

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Fri, Jun 1 - 8:30 pm

Improv Riot (Piccolo)

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Fri, Jun 1 - 10:00 pm

Improvised Seinfeld

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Sat, Jun 2 - 6:00 pm

Improvised Seinfeld

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Sat, Jun 2 - 7:30 pm

The Have Nots! Comedy Improv Co.

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Sat, Jun 2 - 9:30 pm

Improvised Seinfeld

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Sun, Jun 3 - 5:00 pm

Mary Kay Has a Posse (Piccolo)

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Sun, Jun 3 - 6:30 pm

One Man Pride & Prejudice

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Sun, Jun 3 - 8:00 pm

Improvised Seinfeld

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Mon, Jun 4 - 4:00 pm

One Man Star Wars Trilogy

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Wed, Jun 6 - 7:00 pm

One Man Dark Knight: A Batman Parody

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Wed, Jun 6 - 8:30 pm

Mary Kay Has a Posse (Piccolo)

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Thu, Jun 7 - 7:00 pm

The Complete History of Charleston for Morons

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Thu, Jun 7 - 8:30 pm

One Man Stranger Things: A Parody

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Fri, Jun 8 - 7:00 pm

One Man Star Wars Trilogy

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Fri, Jun 8 - 8:30 pm

Improv Riot (Piccolo)

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Sat, Jun 9 - 6:00 pm

Clean Improv Comedy Show

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Sat, Jun 9 - 8:00 pm

The Have Nots! Comedy Improv Co.

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Mon, Dec 31 - 8:00 pm

Laugh For A Lincoln

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