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New Weekend Intensive!

Take a weekend trip to beautiful Portland and immersive yourself in a weekend intensive improv course. All the info of the regular 101, but packed into one fantastic weekend. First one starts June 22nd!

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RWS is back!

Every Fourth Saturday, Southern Maine's longest running improv group brings their talents to The Fresnel. Check them out, and be ready to shout your suggestions!

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Fridays at 8!

Our Friday night shows are now at 8pm and 10pm, so you have time to grab a bite to eat before checking out a show!

Presenting...

ComedySportz Maine

For over 30 years, ComedySportz has delivered high quality laughs and matches around the world, while keeping the comedy suitable for everyone. We are pleased to announce that we are joining
the league as their newest expansion team.

ComedySportz is a fast-paced and fun competitive improv comedy match with two teams, a referee, and fans to decide the score.

So come root for the home team at our "Maine" event. We'll see you there.

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Where are we?

The Fresnel Theater is located in the heart of Downtown Portland, ME. We are in the basement level of the One Monument Way building.

17 Free St.
Portland ME 04101

Parking: Street parking is available in the area for free after 6pm, but often the area gets crowded on the weekends. The One City Center Parking Garage is next door to the theater, and there's an open pay lot across the street as well. More parking garages are available if you're willing to walk a block or two (the Temple St garage, or the garage by the Holiday Inn by the Bay).

Visiting Portland, ME? The Holiday Inn By the Bay offers transportation to our theater (we're down the street!), and a discount when you use our code to book your reservation.

Unfortunately, we don't currently have wheelchair access. If you are interested in seeing our show but need an accessible location, please email us so we can notify you when we do a show at an ADA compliant venue.