About Us & Announcements
Dear Actors, Families, and Patrons,
After 25 years of entertaining you at our downtown location on 272 S. Main Street but now performing at Midvale Performing Arts Center, Draper Historic Theatre and The Box, we know it can be a little confusing.
The Off Broadway Theatre and our Laughing Stock Improv stopped all rehearsals and performances in light of the concerns over COVID-19. Once our Federal and State Government lets us know when we can open again, we will be delighted to entertain you once more!
We know that many of you have had questions about our production schedule. Hopefully we can answer some of those questions here…
The OBT has refunded tickets made for May’s production of Cutie and the Beast and all LS shows that have been cancelled. Our box office will contact you as soon as we know it is safe to resume all operations.
All improv classes have been postponed until it is safe to resume and we will keep up to date.
In the meantime, we hope you’ll follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest information.
We look forward to once again entertaining you and your family with our unique brand of comedy and humor at The Off Broadway Theatre.
Sandy & Eric Jensen, Co-Founders
How did OBT respond to COVID-19?
We have followed each development closely and taken each of the recommended precautions immediately to ensure the safety and health of our patrons, actors and crew.
What are you doing for your actors and staff?
The only thing we can do for our actors and staff is to keep them safe by following our government’s guidelines and get back up and running as fast as possible once allowed. In the meantime, our artistic director, executive director, and board of trustees have been tireless looking for a permanent space to be our new home. The artistic director has been organizing costumes, props and building the set for Cutie and the Beast schedule to open in August. As soon as the government allows, we will start our next production.
When do you plan to reopen?
We will open as soon as the government has lifted the restriction and it is safe for larger gatherings. Cutie and the Beast will be a delightful family-friendly musical parody that will assuredly make you laugh. Laughter is the BEST medicine and we hope to bring that to you soon!
How can patrons assist the OBT in these times?
Several patrons have asked us how to help during these difficult times.
- Donate to the OBT though our webpage by clicking on donate now
- Send your donations in with a check to The Off Broadway Theatre at P. O. Box 2198 SLC, UT 84110.
The Off Broadway Theatre (OBT) is Salt Lake’s 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.