ImprovBoston is closing after 40 years of laughter at Cambridge theater: ‘This is incredibly difficult’

ImprovBoston will quickly be dimming its lights for the ultimate time.

After a 40-year run of laughter on the Cambridge comedy theater, ImprovBoston has introduced that it’s shutting its doorways on the finish of the yr. The Board of Directors is winding down all operations amid fiscal challenges for the nonprofit.

The Central Square staple tried to reemerge submit pandemic, with the National Touring Company performing throughout New England, and an everyday roster of courses every week. The group mentioned it can fulfill all remaining contracts and courses, all employees shall be launched, and the theater plans on evaluating all choices through the the rest of the yr.

“This is incredibly difficult,” Managing Director Matt Laidlaw mentioned in an announcement. “Everyone at ImprovBoston labored extraordinarily onerous over these final three years to maintain our doorways open — from Leadership to our Touring Company, Instructors, Techs, Staff, Ensemble Members, volunteers and college students.

“I’m incredibly proud we were able to keep performing post pandemic and offer shows and classes to our beloved fans,” Laidlaw added. “However, without a theater to call ‘our own’ our chances for surviving long-term are very low. The best decision for the business is to wind down, and wrap up operations.”