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Perform at ImprovBoston

There are many ways to start performing at ImprovBoston. We recommend taking a class and seeing a show to discover what you are interested in. You can find information on classes and our Comedy School in the training section of our website.


We accept rolling submissions year round. Take note of the important programming deadlines below:

  • --Submit by January 15 for May-August
    --Submit by April 15 for August-November
    --Submit by July 15 for November-February
    --Submit by October 15 for February-May


To submit a Show Proposal, complete this online form

If you have any questions, contact Associate Producer Josh Shelor (



Here are the at-a-glance capabilities and capacities of our two theaters, both located in the ImprovBoston complex at 40 Prospect St Cambridge...

MAINSTAGE (Capacity: 90)

~new, state-of-the-art lighting system including color-changing LEDs, specials, house lights and a fully programmable touch screen light board.
~removable stage extension (S.R.) giving actors extra room to play and the ability to cleanly isolate scenes/environments
~isolated tech booth with full equipment rack, new electric, Mac and Windows computers and much more
~new sound system with a 12-channel mixer, powered speaker, and subwoofer
~wired handheld mics for use offstage or onstage
~standup cue light
~top-of-the-line HD projector with large automated drop-down screen stage right
~gels and gobos for lighting options
~industry standard video playback software for mainstage videos
~backstage areas left and right masked by curtain on a traveler 
~upstage center entrance and open window stage left for entrances/exits
~wheelchair accessible with optional ramp

STUDIO (Capacity: 40)

~New larger and sturdier stage
~Red cabaret curtains to frame the stage
~tracked black curtains upstage and custom drapes surrounding the room for sound proofing and aesthetics
~red curtains with gold trim framing the stage
~custom-built tech booth with improved sight lines, equipment storage and durability
~New storage closet giving more room for audience and wings
~12 pro theatrical lighting instruments with programmable light board
~wired handheld mics for use onstage and offstage
~12 channel sound board and stereo speakers
~new projector and large automated screen
~engraved IB logo upstage
~new carpet flooring
~wheelchair accessible with removable ramp


Interested in performing in a particular show? The shows below may accept programming requests outside the quarterly theater-wide proposal process. Contact the producers below:

CageMatch | Producer - Sarah Lento & Rachel Andelman |
SketchHaus |  Producers - Isabella O'Connell and Eric Scheib |
Comedy Lab | Producer - Shannon Nolan, Joe Szafarowicz, Marissa Farmer, Piyali Mukherjee and Tim Booker |
BattleRoyale | Producers - Marissa Kennedy & Justin P. Drew |
Studio 40 | Producer - Scott Istvan, Sam Hoar & Gwen Coburn |
LaughterRisk* | Producers - Ramy Abdelghani, Sarah Benesi, and Kayla Delano |


If you are interested in receiving our audition announcements contact

Auditions are also posted here.


Standups looking for stage time in one of our many standup venues should contact Comics are also welcome to submit show formats and concepts for solo runs through our show proposal process. Comics may also reach out to the below producers with inquiries about a particular standup show.

Comedy Lottery | Producer - Srilatha Rajamani & Kathleen DeMarle |
Night Cap | Producer - Rob Crean |
Battle Royale | Producers - Justin P. Drew |
People's Show | Producer - David Thomas |

Check out IB's approach to Standup Comedy here.


The Comedy Lab at ImprovBoston allows performers of all the comedy arts, both veteran and new, to workshop and refine conceptual shows in a supportive environment. Please submit your act using this form



LaughterRisk* is a variety show that gives experienced artists the opportunity to push their comfort zones. It’s a celebration of the unknown and unattempted. The monthly show features improv of all kinds, standup, sketch, music, storytelling and everything in between. Please submit your act using this form