FAQ

GENERAL

What kind of shows are featured at the DCH Theater?
DCH Theatre hosts improv, sketch and stand up comedy shows. ONLY comedy shows play at DCH Theater.

What kind of humor should I expect at DCH?
DCH Theater is an 18 and up facility. Please be advised our shows are rated PG13 and R and have adult content. If you have questions about a specific show, please call the theater at 214.741.4448 and we can answer your questions about shows.

What is the DCH Training Center?
The DCH Training Center is adjacent to our theater. We offer comedy classes in improv, sketch, and stand up comedy 7 days and nights a week. We also offer elective classes in acting and performance throughout the year. For more information on our training center, check out the “classes” tab.

Do you host private events or corporate workshops?
Yes, we do it all. We have an extensive corporate training and private event program. If you’d like more info on corporate workshops/shows/private events, contact: amanda@dallascomedyhouse.com

Where is the DCH Theater located?
The DCH theater is located in the heart of Deep Ellum on Main Street. 3025 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226

When are you open?
The DCH Theater is open 7PM-2AM Tuesday thru Saturday. Any other additional show times or special engagements will be listed on our show calendar.

Where can I park?
There are several options for parking in Deep Ellum:

Street parking: Meters are free 7 days a week from 6AM-6PM. Meters are $.50 per hour from 6PM-Midnight 7 nights a week. The meter maids are strict in Deep Ellum, so make sure to always pay the meter to avoid ticketing.

Paid Parking Lots: There are several paid parking lots near the theater on Main Street. Parking is typically $5 for the night. These lots are monitored and we recommend you don’t chance it, but pay the $5 to avoid ticketing or aboot on your car.

SEEING A SHOW

How do I buy tickets/claim my reservation?

Advance Tickets: DCH offers advance tickets for all of our shows that are not free. Buying advance tickets usually saves you a couple of bucks, but more importantly, it guarantees you a seat, as our ticketing system will never over sell advance tickets. We have electronic check in for advance tickets, so no need to print out your voucher. Let’s save a tree!

Tickets at the Door: If you’d like to chance it, go for it. Live life on the edge! But we recommend arrive 30 minutes prior if you’re a chancer so you can snag what tickets are left at the door.

What time should I arrive for a show?
The doors open at 7PM every night, unless otherwise noted for special engagements. We typically begin seating anywhere from 15-30 minutes before showtime. Customers arriving before the theatre is open at 7PM for seating will be asked to form a line outside the theatre. Please line single-file along the curb and leave sidewalk clear for all pedestrian traffic.

For popular shows we recommend customers arrive 30 minutes before showtime for good seats. Seating is general admission (first-come, first served) so patrons first in line with advance tickets will have first choice of seating.

What if I have a large group attending shows?
If you’d like to reserve seating for your party, please call the theater at 214.741.4448 after you have purchased your advanced group tickets and we will do our best to accommodate your group.

Do you accept credit cards?
DCH accepts all major credit cards for admission to shows and at our bar.

What ages are admitted?
Per our classification with the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission, DCH Theater is 18 and up before 11PM and 21 and up after 11PM. Our last show begins at 10:30PM, so if you are between the ages of 18-21, you will not be able to see the 10:30PM show in its entirety.

Can I photograph / videotape / audiotape the show?
Absolutely NO video or audio recording is permitted without explicit permission from both the theater manager and performers. Still photography is allowed without flash.

Do you serve food or alcohol?
YES! We do! We have a full bar (beer/liquor/wine).  CLICK HERE to see some of our speciality drinks! 

Can I Bring in Outside Food or Drink?
No outside Food or Drinks are allowed in side of DCH. A staff member will ask you to discard your food/drink if you bring it into the theater. CLICK HERE to see our menu! 

 

Do you have a happy hour?
We’re a comedy theater, so we’re all pretty happy around here. So we have TWO Happy Hours. 7-9PM and Reverse Happy Hour 11:30PM-2Am. Our Happy Hour consists of $3.5 Domestics/$3.5 Wells/$4 Wine.

What if I’m in the mood for dinner?
We’ve some great food on our menu, CLICK HERE to check it out!

Where to Eat On Commerce Street
Adair’s Saloon
Angry Dog
Buzz Brews
Canne Rosso Pizza
Freeman Cajun Cafe
St. Pete’s Dancing Marlin
Tanoshi Ramen
Twisted Root Burger Company
Uncle Uber’s

Where to Eat in Walking Distance
Alligator Cafe
Anvil Pub
All Good Cafe
Cafe Brazil
Deep Sushi
Baker’s Ribs

Pecan Lodge
Pepes Y Mitos

Wild About Harry’s

 

PERFORMING

Can I perform stand-up at the DCH Theatre?
Yes! We host an open mic night every Tuesday night at 7PM. You must submit your name to openmic@dallascomedyhouse.com  Submit by Sunday night. The list is made on Monday and sent out to performers. Every comic is given 3-5 minutes, with the exception of touring celebrity comics. The open mic is co-hosted by Grant and Christian. Buy them a drink, hosting open mic is a thankless job. Please note: You are not guaranteed a spot on any DCH stand up show because you have performed at open mic. Open mic is a chance to try new material and improve your current material. If you have a touring stand up show you’d like to submit, see submission info below.

Can I perform improv at the DCH Theatre?
The majority of the cast members of our improv troupes are current/former students/faculty members of the DCH Training Center. DCH Theatre improv performers are trained in our long form Improvisation Training Center. Students are eligible to audition for various house teams after a certain level of improv has been completed. Auditions are held on an as-needed basis. Completion of our improv program does not guarantee placement on a team. Improv troupes can also submit to our KOTM show or Block party.

How do I put up my show at the DCH Theatre?
All shows are booked at the discretion of our Artistic Director. Most of the shows staged at DCH are developed by alumni of our Training Center, however outside submissions are absolutely welcome. You can submit your show with the following information via email: dchtheatersubmissions@gmail.com

  1. Troupe Name/Show Name
  2. Coach/Director Info
  3. Cast Info, including a primary contact for the troupe
  4. Description of show to include running time of show and technical requirements.
  5. Please include a write up for press purposes (in third person active voice) with 500 words or less.
  6. Please include any artwork/posters (11×17) associated with the show.
  7. Please include all available dates (Wednesday-Saturday) your show can perform during the following month.
  8. All new shows/troupes/casts will need to be seen by the artistic director prior to acceptance. If your show can not be seen prior to it going on stage, please include a YouTube or Vimeo link to an unedited version of your show.

*Shows should be completed, rehearsed and ready to be seen by the Artistic Director. Do not submit a show idea, but rather please have your show complete and ready to be seen before the artistic director and/or a live audience. Due to the number of requests, you will only be contacted if we are interested in staging your show.*

**Our show schedule is written two months in advance. Jan/Feb, Mar/April, May/June, July/Aug, Sept/Oct, Nov/Dec. All submissions are due by the 10th of the month if they would like to be considered for the following show calendar.   For example, if you’d like to perform in January/February, you need to submit no later than December 10th.

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We’ve done our best to answer your FAQs, but if we haven’t, please feel free to email us: dallascomedyhouse@gmail.com or call us at 214.741.4448