Uptown Theater Myrtle Beach

Uptown Theater @ Myrtle Beach Mall

Home of Carolina Improv Company


Welcome to Uptown Theater, the home of the Carolina Improv Company, the only improv training and entertaining company in Myrtle Beach. Uptown is located in the Myrtle Beach Mall (formerly the Colonial Mall, formerly the Briarcliffe Mall), across from Bath & Body Works and near Bass Pro Shop. For your convenience we recommend using the mall entrance at the back of  mall between Bass Pro Shop and Carmike Cinema.

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“CIC is the theatrical, acronymic cure for the winter doldrums, served with a heaping dose of contagious belly laughs.”
~ myrtlebeachonline.com
“Really, it’s somewhat of an understatement to employ the tag line used by carolinaimprov.com: ‘The only place in Myrtle Beach for improv.’ It may be the only place, but it’s also the best, and likely to stay that way due to the enthusiasm and commitment of those involved.”
~ Lauren Poster of mbsun.com

Carolina Improv Shows at Uptown Theater

Carolina Improv offers a variety of improv shows at Uptown Theater conveniently located in the Myrtle Beach Mall. Be sure to check out our upcoming shows below or view our calendar. Uptown offers beer, wine, soda, and bottled water for purchase is smoke-free and wheelchair-accessible.

For more information about shows at Uptown or private shows for your conventions, meeting and company events call (843) 272-4242 or email gina@carolinaimprov.com

Uptown’s physical address is: 10177 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Mailing address: P.O. Box 6874, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Founded in November 2009, Uptown Theater is a 75-seat performance and event venue that offers improv comedy shows and classes and is available for events and meetings.  The resident performance company, Carolina Improv Company, performs improv comedy shows in addition to offering improv comedy classes, corporate training and customized entertainment.

Whose Beach is it Anyway?

An improv comedy show that brings locals and tourists together to laugh at themselves!
In this audience-interactive improv comedy show, we’ll take suggestions from the audience about the funny things that pertain to Myrtle Beach and we’ll use those suggestions to create instant comedy right before your eyes! Similar to the television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” but about Myrtle Beach! Imagine a show about all-you-can-eat buffets, beach stores, snow birds gone wild, tourist traps, traffic jams 17 bypass, 501 and 17 business, a town called Aynor, foreign exchange students on bicycles, time share sales people, bike rallies and whatever else YOU suggest! BUY TICKETS

This show is an open run in Uptown and is appropriate for all ages.


Whose College Night Out Is It Anyway?

Whose College Night Out Is It Anyway?

In this audience interactive improv comedy the players of Carolina Improv Company pay tribute to area college students with a show dedicated to them – midterms, finals, changing majors, dorm parties, Greek life, college sports – you suggest it and we’ll turn it into comedy.   And if you’re not a student, you can still attend and feel young again!  $5.00 with student ID, $14.00 for all others.

Trashy Novel

Trashy Novel

In this long-form improv comedy production, we will create a show based loosely on excerpts from trashy novel. The audience is encouraged to bring their favorite books. This is an 18+ show.  Tickets: $10 or free with the purchase of  Whose Night Out Is It Anyway on Mar. 15 at 7:30pm.                                                                                                                               

Whose Night Out Is It Anyway?

In this audience-interactive improv comedy show FOR ADULTS (18+)  we’ll take suggestions from the audience about life, relationships, work, Myrtle Beach and just about anything else you suggest and we’ll create an instant comedy show right before your eyes!



This long form improv comedy (a series of improvised skits)is based on definitions, chosen by the audience, from the book “Chicktionary”. Featuring the women of Carolina Improv Company. Appropriate for 18+.

Four Letter Word

For those of you who like four letter words in comedy, you’ll want to check this
out! We’ll take a single four letter word from the audience and turn it into a
show! This 18+ show is naughty, but not nasty. BUY TICKETS

50 Shades of Improv

50 Shades of Improv

In this long-form improv comedy production, we create a show based loosely on the book 50 Shades of Grey. Not sure exactly how we’ll do that yet without the sex component, but we’ll figure it out and that’s where the comedy should occur! This is an 18+ show.  Tickets: $10 or free with the purchase of the 7:30pm show that night.   BUY TICKETS

Jokers Wild

 Jokers Wild is all of the fun of a solo comedy act with twice the man power. Mike Ritchie and Kevin Cox form this dynamic duo of comedy and take you on a whirlwind trip inside their minds. The show will start with the guys selecting an audience member to interview and base the show on. Improv games included.  It’s a PG-18 show, so you need to be at least 18 to enter this comedy casino, but 21 to place your bet at the bar. Tickets: $10. BUY TICKETS