FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the Boston Comedy Arts Festival?
BCAF is a week long festival honoring comedians from all over the world in improv, sketch & standup. Each night is new with performers from Boston to New York to LA to Brasil!

How much are tickets?
Tickets range from $14-22.

Where are the shows?
ImprovBoston is very excited to host over 100 performers on 4 stages. Most BCAF shows will be on our home turf in Central Square (40 Prospect Street, Cambrdige), while a handful of them will also be at The Brattle Theater (40 Brattle Street, Cambridge) and Club Oberon (2 Arrow Street).

How long are most shows?
BCAF shows are all about 75 minutes.

What is the age limit at ImprovBoston?
We are a traditional theater and we have no minimum age requirement.
We recommend that audience members be 16+ for all shows, except the 6PM show at the Brattle Theater on Saturday. This show is family friendly.

Do you serve alcohol at ImprovBoston?
We have a beer and wine bar and also sell snacks and soda. Outside alcohol is prohibited, of course.
The Brattle Theater serves beer and wine, as well.

What is your ticket purchase policy?
Tickets purchased are non-refundable and non-transferrable. If a show is canceled due to weather we will gladly exchange your purchase for another show.

What T stop are you close to?
To ImprovBoston: take the Red Line T to Central Square. Walk half a block down Prospect Street to ImprovBoston. For directions click here

To the Brattle Theater: take the Red Line T to Harvard Square. The Brattle is located in Brattle Hall at 40 Brattle Street just one block from the Harvard Square MBTA Red Line T stop. We are located between Eastern Mountain Sports and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. The building is shared with Algiers Cafe, and Alden & Harlow Restaurant, and the theater entrance is on the left side of the building—look for our sidewalk poster case and marquee.

How far from Boston are you?
Central Square is three stops on the Red Line from Park Street. From downtown we are a 10-15 minute drive, depending on traffic.

Where can I park?
There are a number of public lots around Central Square. There is also a city-run garage and ample street parking. There is a map to recommended parking areas here.

Will I be forced to participate in your shows?
No. While some of the BCAF shows are improv and based on audience input, participation is never required.

For regular weekly shows, do I need to purchase tickets on-line with a credit card?
Advanced tickets are only available ONLINE. There are no extra fees for booking your tickets online. You may also buy tickets in person ON THE DAY OF THE SHOW.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT IMPROVBOSTON: www.improvboston.com