The Off Broadway Theatre (OBT) is Salt Lake’s downtown hot spot for comedy. We opened in 1994, performing family-friendly parodies, traditional plays, musicals, and live improv comedy shows. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Our audiences get a chance to see a unique brand of comedy in both the plays and the improv shows throughout the year.
The mission of the Off Broadway Theatre is to enrich the Wasatch Front by inspiring laughter, developing talents, and fostering learning through the creative expression of the theatrical arts. We fulfill this mission by:
- Presenting family-friendly original parodies, improvisational comedy, and other wholesome entertainment for audiences in our theatre and at local schools, youth organizations, hospitals, etc.;
- Providing opportunities for aspiring playwrights, actors, directors, stage technicians, and volunteers to learn and develop their skills—opportunities rarely found elsewhere in Utah theaters;
- Teaching acting, speaking, and improvisation classes—important, transferable skills for success and self-esteem—to local youth, both at the theatre and at their schools.
OBT is also the home of Utah’s longest-running and most popular improv comedy show, Laughing Stock. If you’ve seen Whose Line Is It Anyway?, you know the basics. The difference is, here there are no TV cameras and tape editing. You see the genius and the comedy. We are in downtown Salt Lake City at 272 S. Main Street.