General Info

ImprovAcadia operated from 2004 to 2022. The venue at 15 Cottage St in Bar Harbor will continue under a new model and management. Stay tuned!


Q: How is ImprovAcadia Presents different from the first 17 years?
A: We now offer a variety of entertainment. See our Calendar page for more info.

Q: Will it be as good as it used to be?
A: Yes but now there will be something for everyone. We will still have several weeks of our signature improv but now we will also offer top notch music, magic, stand up comedy, game nights.

Q: Are the 8pm shows appropriate for children?

A: This will depend on the act.

Q: Are the specialty cocktails good?
A: Yes, and they're delicious! We offer a range of seasonally inspired cocktails that are handmade to order.

Q: Should I make reservations?
A: Yes, especially in July and August we often sell out the shows. Reservations are always suggested!

Q: Are specific tables reserved or is it general seating?
A: For the most part it's general seating. First come, first served. Certain numbered parties can only fit in certain tables. We try to accomodate customers' preferences as much as possible.

Q: Do you have an elevator?
A: Yes, an elevator is located through the courtyard of Bayside Landing and goes up to the second floor across our deck to our side door.

Q: Are you air conditioned?
A: Yes!


Telephone: 207 288-2503

Show Schedule

ImprovAcadia will be offering a variety of entertainment with a new format. Check our calendar page for details.
House always opens 30 minutes before show time.


Call 207-288-2503 for information.


Prices will vary depending on the act.
Stay tuned!

Bar and Snacks

We have a full bar including specialty drinks, local and imported beers, and wine.
We have non alcoholic drinks, light snacks, and locally made desserts.

There's no drink minimum!

Directions and parking

Located in downtown Bar Harbor, 15 Cottage St is near the corner of Main St. on Cottage, just up the hill from the harbor. We're on the second floor above Great Maine Breakfast. Our door with a green awning and our name is to the left of Great Maine Breakfast. We're across the street from Epi's and the Village Emporium.
The metered parking ends at 8pm. Cottage St. has a 4 hour limit until 8pm so there should be turnover available spots near us.

Here's a map but please note that Google seems confused at times. Our address is 15 Cottage St. in Bar Harbor. Not Ellsworth and not on the Bar Harbor Road.

May it Rest In Peace!


ImproVision is our collaboration with Reel Pizza. Reel Pizza shows a really bad film with no sound and the cast of ImprovAcadia improvises an entirely new dialogue and sound track based on an audience inspired suggestion of a film style. Hilarity ensues.

Our 2022 ImproVision schedule:

Monday, June 27th at 8pm.

More shows T/B/D

Reel Pizza is located at 33 Kennebec Place, Bar Harbor 207-288-3811

Tickets go on sale at 4:00 the day of the performance at Reel Pizza

tickets and info

51 Main St, Bangor Shows

We are delighted to offer shows during our 'off' season in Bangor Maine.
Seating is limited. Call 207-266-0255 or
email: for details and to reserve tickets.

We will do shows this fall and winter in Bangor with
Penobscot Theatre Company.

Tickets will be available through Penobscot Theatre's Box Office.