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Lysistrata Comedy Festival is a 4-day women’s comedy festival featuring stand-up, improv, sketch, short film, and more!

Birthed from the minds of four comedians and writers comes the Lysistrata Comedy Festival. The fest is named for the Ancient Greek play in which Lysistrata was able to gather women together and use unconventional means to stop war. Well, we posit that we can change anything for the better with a little female ingenuity. Join us as we celebrate women and the power of our collective work, and take over Austin for four days of nonstop comedy!


Oops! All Headliners

Live at ColdTowne Presents: Oops, All Headliners! 
This is the kickoff to a monthly series of special shows every last Saturday of the month. Don’t miss it!

the main stage


for Now


Starring familiar faces and new cast members! Featuring breakout performers kicking off the show. Followed by a FREE performance from ColdTowne’s next Main Stage cast: Austin Translation II

Thursdays at 8:30

The Rose


“This improvised riff on The Bachelor captures the raw, trainwreck appeal of reality TV dating shows…. Not unlike the ratings-hungry programs it parodies, [The Rose] aims to entertain…by any means necessary.” -The Austin Chronicle

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30

Live at ColdTowne

Hosted by Yola Jean Lu

In addition to the best comics in Austin, the show regularly attracts surprise drop-ins from nationally touring comedians. Get your tickets in advance — this show regularly sells out!

         Saturdays at 10:oo

prime time improv comedy

A Very Special Episode

Featuring: Trouble and Sky-Hi
Knock off on Friday and head on to ColdTowne Theater. Enjoy a cold bevvy in one of our many comfy seats and settle in for a completely improvised sitcom. No subscription required and no more endless scrolling. Every Friday at 7.

home by nine.

 Starring: Dr. Jack and Yard Sale
“Home by Nine” is an improv show that’s at 7 p.m. the first Saturday of every month. No gimmicks. No schtick. Just a whole lot of fun. Did we mention the show’s at 7:00?

The Sunday Harold

Starring: All Night, All Night, All Night & Big Hug
The best of the best improv comedy theaters around the world perform the Harold, and ColdTowne Theater is pleased to host this evening with some of our city’s finest improv-comedians. 1st Sundays at 8:oo


If you stumbled into the old ColdTowne Theater on the weekend, there’s a good chance you saw Loverboy and/or Midnight Society perform.
Now they’ve teamed up to co-headline the 2nd Saturday every month and bring you the comedy stylings that only they can.

Switchblade: Unsolved Conspiracies

Check out their original show “Unsolved Conspiracies” that has repeatedly and consistently cracked up the audience with its unhinged shake up of our mad world!
Every 2nd Sunday should place 1st in your plans for fun times when SWITCHBLADE headlines at ColdTowne Theater! 

We’re Fine.

“The walls are closing in!”
“My bones have fallen apart!”
“The perpetual nightmare of being has consumed my ability to feel joy!”
Does this sound like you? Don’t you wish there was some relief from it all? Well, now there is!
Nihilistic improv comedy from Kinkade and folxxx. Every third Saturday at 7pm.

Improvised Musicals

Starring: Girls! Girls! Girls!
Laugh out loud and sing along with the two-time Austin Chronicle nominated FUNNIEST COMEDY TROUPE in town! 4th Saturdays at 7:00.


HYPERLINKS is quick-paced improv format, or quick as the audience wants it to be since they are the ones who will control the edit.
Anytime anyone yells the word “Click”, the players will jump to something new inspired by where they clicked. 

Catch Hyperlinks every third Sunday at 8 pm.

stand up & variety

The Talent Show

The Talent Show is a stand-up and variety show that transports you back to your middle-school gymnasium. Featuring some of Austin’s most polished performers and hosted by hotshot comedians Irielle Wesley and Bret VerVoort, The Talent Show is sure to entertain with gimmicks, stand-up comedy, and wacky talents.
Come shine like a star ⭐️ every last Friday at 10pm.

Cabin Fever Comedy with Brandi Davis

Cabin Fever Comedy is a stand-up show that evokes the nostalgia of summer camp with camp themed games and jokes hotter than a campfire from some of Austin’s brightest comedy stars!
Hosted by Brandi Davis (Moontower Comedy Festival). Grab a drink from the canteen and settle in for a night full of summertime fun and lots of laughs. Every 1st Friday at 10:oo.

SUGAR: A Comedy Show that F@%#$

Every 3rd Friday of the month, it’s SUGAR. Come see a sweet lineup of the best comics from around the country and audience members have a chance to take home some special prizes.
Hosted by Mykal Dédé (SXSW, Skankfest, 2x Winner of Houston’s Best New Joke Contest), the show kicks off at 10pm. Grab your ticket and see you there!

Whose Life is it Anyway?

Join us for a hysterical comedy variety show about de-stigmatizing and demystifying abortion.
Abortion is healthcare. Abortion is normal. Benefiting The Lilith Fund in support of reproductive equity.
Comedy can be a powerful tool for hope, healing, and hell-raising so we’re doling out catharsis for a cause every Last Sunday at 8 pm.

The ColdTowne GetDowne Open Mic

Hosted by Brett VerVoort

If you’ve been to a ColdTowne open mic in the past (Schtick with Maggie Maye or Stage Dive with Angelina Martin) you know that this open mic is NO JOKE. Every Sunday at 9:3o.
sign up on Instagram: @getdowneopenmic

Austin-Travis County’s COVID-19 Community Level is currently MEDIUM. Necessary Precautions are subject to change depending on Austin’s current community Level at the time of show.

LOW: Masking is optional

MEDIUM: Masking inside is mandatory for audience members and staff but optional for performers.

HIGH: Masking inside is mandatory for audience and staff. Proof of vaccination or a negative test is required for entry. Shows could be postponed or cancelled.

COVID-19 PROTOCOL For staff and performers:

Exposure or Potential Exposure

If you feel sick, you should stay home and get tested. If you think or know you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, immediately inform your teacher or director and cast or classmates as well, so they can take necessary precautions. When you know your final test result, please share that with the group as well. If you test positive, see below. 

Positive Test Result

Please notify a staff member immediately after a positive test if you were in a show, rehearsal, class, jam, or any community event leading up to the onset of symptoms or positive test. If you can, notify your director, teacher, cast, classmates, etc that you tested positive as well. A Staff member will notify audience members, venue staff, and others who may have attended your show or event. Follow CDC Guidelines for quarantining. Talk to your teacher or director about possible digital hybrid options for your next rehearsal or class. Take care of yourself, and take care of your community by preventing spread. ColdTowne will endure. It always does. 

COVID-19 Protocol for Audience Members:

If buying tickets at the door, please leave your name and email in our guest log so we can reach out for contact tracing. 

Exposure or Potential Exposure

If you feel sick, you should stay home and get tested. If you think or know you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, please exchange or cancel your show tickets (you can do this through the confirmation email you got when you purchased your ticket or by emailing We may not catch all emails before the show but will get back to you in the next week. In the meantime, get tested or quarantine under the CDC guidelines

Positive Test Result

If you test positive for COVID-19 and you think or know you were exposed at an official ColdTowne event, please notify with the name and date of your event. Staff will notify every person at the show and you will remain anonymous.