DNA’s Comedy Lab & Experimental Theatre

155 South River Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

  • A/V Equipment
  • Bulletin Boards
  • Chalk/Flip/White Boards
  • Easels
  • Internet Access/DSL
  • Lighting Controls
  • Pipe/Drape
  • Big TV
  • Podiums/Lecterns
  • Raised Staging
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Kitchen
  • In-House Catering
  • Group Activities

DNA’s Comedy Lab is well equipped with a full range of amenities and a team of Lab Techs experienced in special events, including:
• Speakers & lectures
• Meetings
• Workshops
• Corporate gatherings
• Team-building
• Live performances
• Film screenings
• Milestone celebrations
• Holiday parties

The Lab has two theatres with raised stages, cinema screens, and a digital projector (seating capacity 155 and 320).

The expansive, versatile lobby is available as an add-on benefit for guests—or as a sole rental for private parties—and includes a small raised stage with café tables and seating for 60+ (or 100+ standing).

Concessions include organic popcorn, snacks, and a bar with craft beer, soda, cider, and kombucha on tap, plus wine and non-alcoholic bottled beverages. On-site kitchen facilities offer a simple café menu that includes vegan options. In addition, a list of preferred catering vendors can accommodate a range of dietary preferences.

Looking for entertainment options? The Lab can craft a fun interlude or memorable main event with comics, magicians, karaoke, slide shows, movement workshops, or a feature film. Let your imagination run wild for your next meeting or staff party. Group discounts also available for weekly in-house productions: Wednesday open mic, Thursday storytelling, and Friday/Saturday national headliners with credits on Comedy Central, Conan, Kimmel, Fallon, Colbert, & more.

The Lab is located in downtown Santa Cruz, adjacent to a 24-hr. parking garage, with nearby shops and restaurants. Across the river and a short walk through San Lorenzo Park, Ocean St. lodging establishments abound—the closest being the highly regarded Hotel Paradox. The paved River Levee Trail, just outside the Lab entrance, is about a 1 mile walk to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Whether you’re looking for full range of services or just a unique location for a meeting, thank you for considering DNA’s Comedy Lab.

ROOM NAME Square Ft. Dimensions Theatre Classroom Banquet Reception
The Big Room x 320
Experimental Theatre x 155
Lobby x 50 100