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Start your new year right!

Make a resolution this year to do something outside your comfort zone and sign up for a level one improv class. You'll make friends and learn a lot. Check out our classes for more info.

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See a new show: Yes & Co.

Best described as half Ted Talk and half Upright Citizens Brigade live show, each YES&CO. performance will feature a different guest speaker from the greater Portland community. Each guest will talk about what it is that they do in our community and how they have navigated their personal road to success.

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Don't forget your holiday gift!

Purchase a gift certificate today and give your loved ones the gift of laughter! These electronic gift cards can be purchased in any amount and used for any shows at The Fresnel. The perfect stocking stuffer, just like ComedySportz, it's great for everyone.

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).

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.