North Carolina improv venue: The Varsity Theater

The Varsity Theater

123 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27514 View on Google Maps

The Varsity Theatre has been a landmark of Chapel Hill and Franklin Street for over 50 years. Since the Sorrell building was built in 1927, it has always housed a movie theater, starting with the original Carolina Theater and then the Village Theater before becoming home to the Varsity. As the new owners, we have made cosmetic improvements that give the theater an old time feel as well as allow the landmark space to be utilized for social gatherings and parties. We feel it is an honor to continue the tradition of the Varsity Theatre and think that the improvements made thus far as well as our focus on customer service will make the theater a destination in downtown Chapel Hill for movies as well as hosting social events, birthday parties and private gatherings.

Recent shows:

$6
Sat May 12 2018 at 9:30pm @ The Varsity Theater. Featuring WIT: An Improvised Game Show
SPECIAL SEASON FINALE: TOURNAMENT OF LOSERS. Buckle up for this no holds barred comedic boxing match. Every player who's lost on WIT this season will be back to try to redeem their glory. Join us for the only improv comedy game show where ...
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$6
Thu May 10 2018 at 7:30pm @ The Varsity Theater. Featuring Candy Cigarettes, Zed
Join the casts of Mettlesome's SECRET SOCIETY for a night of laughs. You don't need to know the password to get in.
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$6
Sat Apr 14 2018 at 9:30pm @ The Varsity Theater. Featuring WIT: An Improvised Game Show
Buckle up for this no holds barred comedic boxing match. Two players go head to head, pushing their comedic abilities to the limit for the title of Wit Champion. Join us for the only improv comedy game show where the comedy comes fast, the ...
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$6
Thu Apr 12 2018 at 7:30pm @ The Varsity Theater. Featuring Candy Cigarettes, Zed
Join the casts of Mettlesome's SECRET SOCIETY for a night of laughs. You don't need to know the password to get in.
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$5
Sat Mar 10 2018 at 9:30pm @ The Varsity Theater. Featuring WIT: An Improvised Game Show
Buckle up for this no holds barred comedic boxing match. Two players go head to head, pushing their comedic abilities to the limit for the title of Wit Champion. Join us for the only improv comedy game show where the comedy comes fast, the ...
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$6
Thu Mar 8 2018 at 7:30pm @ The Varsity Theater. Featuring Candy Cigarettes, Zed
Join the casts of Mettlesome's SECRET SOCIETY for a night of laughs. You don't need to know the password to get in.
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$6
Sat Feb 17 2018 at 9:30pm @ The Varsity Theater. Featuring Brad's Basement, ECHOES
AN IMPROV SHOW TO DELIGHT YOU! THE ECHOES push the creative edge performing the JTS Brown, a highly theatrical improv form based on dream logic and amazing visceral scene transformations. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen. Don't know what ...
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$5
Sat Feb 10 2018 at 9:30pm @ The Varsity Theater. Featuring WIT: An Improvised Game Show
Buckle up for this no holds barred comedic boxing match. Two players go head to head, pushing their comedic abilities to the limit for the title of Wit Champion. Join us for the only improv comedy game show where the comedy comes fast, the ...
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$5
Sat Jan 13 2018 at 9:30pm @ The Varsity Theater. Featuring WIT: An Improvised Game Show
Buckle up for this no holds barred comedic boxing match. Two players go head to head, pushing their comedic abilities to the limit for the title of Wit Champion. Join us for the only improv comedy game show where the comedy comes fast, the ...
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$5
Sat Nov 18 2017 at 9:30pm @ The Varsity Theater. Featuring Diabolical Fishbank, WIT: An Improvised Game Show
Buckle up for this no holds barred comedic boxing match. Two players go head to head, pushing their comedic abilities to the limit for the title of Wit Champion. Join us for the only improv comedy game show where the comedy comes fast, the ...
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