We are a non-profit Improvisational Comedy Theatre located in the heart of the Garland District. We offer both Adult and Teen Improv classes, team building workshops and we are available to perform at private parties and corporate events. The Blue Door Theatre is an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 arts organization that specializes in long and short form improvisational comedy. We are dedicated to the advancement of improvisation and the performing arts through innovative entertainment and education.
When the Garland Theater opened in November of 1945, it was the premier movie house in the west. According to the Spokane Sentinel newspaper, “there is nothing like it on the Pacific coast, even in Los Angeles, it is 20 years ahead of Spokane.” One of the main attractions for youngsters at the opening was the snack bar, said to be “an innovation in the field and an import directly from Hollywood.” The Garland Theater Is Spokane’s Only Independent Encore Theatre.
Current owner, Katherine Fritchie purchased the theater in 1999 and has been working to restore the theater to its original splendor and modernize the sound and projection systems while retaining the family-friendly atmosphere and price.