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Address: 15 Cottage St, 2nd Floor, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1885
Phone Number:
+1 207-288-2503
20:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 20:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

We offer fully improvised comedy shows six to seven nights a week during...

We offer fully improvised comedy shows six to seven nights a week during the season. We feature a cast of professional improvisers from Chicago and Maine. See the performers create a hilarious show using only your suggestions and their quick wits! Call to get show times and to make a reservation. Full bar, light snacks and desserts available. First show of every night is family friendly. Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.

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We were featured that night. My daughter's friend volunteered to tell the story of how she and her boyfriend met. The cast members took notes and then improvisationally performed... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2015
Arthur D
Uxbridge, Massachusetts, United States
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Uxbridge, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

We were featured that night. My daughter's friend volunteered to tell the story of how she and her boyfriend met. The cast members took notes and then improvisationally performed her story. It was outrageously funny. Highly recommend.

Thank Arthur D
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Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

We went to the 8:00 show, which was Funny and interactive. We laughed through out the show. The bits were creative and the crew were talented at thinking/acting quickly.

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Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

We had a great night at the 8 o'clock family show! The cast was fabulous and the service was excellent. The cast was talented, creative and hilarious. The audience participation made the show even better! I would highly recommend this theatre for a family night out! We will definitely come back next time we are in bar harbor!

Thank RebeccaWCarmel
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

I was recently in Bar Harbor with my 11 yr old twins. Full day in Acadia, popovers at Jordan Pond House capped off by a really funny evening at ImprovAcadia. Really very funny with clever and smiling actors. So much fun to see your kids laugh out loud like that!! Highly recommended.

Thank trailflow
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Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Party of 20 for a wedding group and everyone left with a smile on their face! 10pm show. The four actors had some great chemistry. We've been in Bar Harbor for a week now and have reminisced on this experience every day. Highly recommend. Call ahead. Get there early.

Thank Emmett K
north Andover
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

My girls loved this show. We went next door to Route 66 restaurant for a root beer float before going to the show and weren't sure what to expect. My husband and I have been to Improv shows before but didn't know how our kids would like it. (ages 6 & 11) It was definitely a highlight of our trip.... More 

Thank Hyandtm
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

Our first night in Bar Harbor, we tried to go, but they weren't doing a late show since it was Sunday night. They were, however, doing their once-per-month improvisation of a B-movie at the local pizza/movie place, Reel Pizza. Lucky us! The show was hilarious. Night two - we got in to the 10 pm show. It was hilarious. It... More 

Thank Andrew C
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Went with our 2 teenagers to 8pm show. We had gone to Improv in Boston just last week and enjoyed ImprovAcadia much more! Lots of laughs and enjoyable evening!

Thank Nancy C
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

I've been coming to Acadia and Bar Harbor for parts of the last 15 years. Every time I walked down Cottage Street I noticed this sign for a comedy club. Finally, after years of curiosity my wife called and reserved a table for us. We attended with a few other people. It is a very intimate setting. We had a... More 

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

Went to the early show at Improv Arcadia on our Bar Harbor vacation. I was amazed at how talented and funny the cast was! Great audience participation leads to all kinds of fun. The cast takes the audience suggestions and seamlessly weaves then into their performance. I was lucky enough to volunteer for the finale. Jennifer asked me about the... More 

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