|Address:||15 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA|
|Working:||8PM–12AM 8PM–12AM 8PM–12AM 8PM–12AM 8PM–12AM 8PM–12AM 8PM–12AM|
I went to improv Acadia last year and loved it, so when I returned with family this year I was so excited to take them. Unfortunately I was completely disappointed. From the moment we arrived at the staff was rude, unattentive, and demeaning. When we went to pay for the show the host snapped at my sister because her credit card had a crack in it. She told him that she uses it all the time and that it still works but he got upset and started bending her card, almost breaking it in half. She asked him politely not to do that and he finish the transaction but acted completely exasperated and frustrated. Next we host was very rude about the seating arrangement. He was rushed and did not listen to what we were asking. The host placed us at a table shared with another couple that had barely any room to sit. My mom was sitting where she could not see the stage and my sister was sitting in the middle of the walking space. Every time the waiter walked by, which was about every minute, my sister was bumped by him in the shoulder and leg. The host came over and told my sister that she needed to be careful because it was getting dark and she could be in somebodys way, yet he is the one that placed her in the seat. She asked where she could move to be in a better location and he told her nowhere that she should just stay small and stay out of the way. Then, during intermission we stood up right in front of our table which was near the door. We were told that we needed to sit down because that was a hazard. We literally had nowhere to move and could not see well at all from our seat. An elderly couple was placed at our table and were so scrunched that they were visibly uncomfortable. They were not offered a more comfortable seat and clearly had a hard time enjoying the show due to the seating arrangement. The show itself was funny and the actors seemed wonderful, we were amazed that for a show with a great performance and what seems like a lovely owner, we could receive such terrible service from the staff on the floor. We go to Bar Harbor every year and were really looking forward to attending the improv for years to come, but after this experience that definitely wont be happening. No matter how wonderful a performance, the service and respect of the staff is my number one concern. I will not be attending Improv Acadia again. I am very disappointed that we spent all that money on such a frustrating evening.
I was really pleasantly surprised to see an improv group in Bar Harbor. My family (which included a 15 year boy and a 13 year old girl) and I went to the early show, which is billed as "family friendly". To be honest, I wasnt worried about that but it was good to know that the show wouldnt go really blue. The performance was excellent - really really funny - and the cast really seemed to enjoy what they were doing. I was really tempted to take the family back for a second show later in the week. My son is not a fan of any type of live performance (my daughter loves it all) and the cast had him laughing out loud. He really had a great time and winning him over is a testament to how good the cast is. Theres not a tremendous amount of things to do in Bar Harbor at night - outside of dinner and going to see a movie - Improv Acadia is a must see when youre in Bar Harbor. The theater is small (second floor, over a diner) so theres no such thing as a bad seat and the service is really good and the staff are very friendly. You can say hello to the cast after the show and they were very engaging. Highly recommend this. They only serve light snacks, youre not going to have dinner there
I found the staff to be incredibly rude. We were told where to sit and when asked if we could have more room we were told no. An elderly couple was placed behind us and cramped- they were also uncomfortable and requested a different spot and were told there is nothing else that could be done and to sit down. We were placed near a door with much traffic and the waitstaff continually bumped into my daughter. They kept telling her to be careful and there was not a spot to move to where she wouldnt be in the way. She asked them where she could move to where she would t be bumped and was told theres no place else to sit and shed need to just deal with it. We come to Bar Harbor often but will never come back here.
Yes, this is a must-do. Our profound thanks to Lawrence, Jen and the crew. We stayed for both the 8pm and 10pm shows. We have not laughed so hard in years. Because of of audience input, every show is different Locals will say the late show is more adult, but I detected only 6 swear words. I think it is more accurate to say the early show is purposely family friendly, while the late show is as adult as the audience allows.
Awesome! I didnt want to go, had low expectations of "improv" based on tv shows. But wow. Gained a huge appreciation of how talented these performers are to come up with such funny stuff with little time to even think, let alone articulate what comes to mind. I was laughing so hard, my face hurt. Wait staff was excellent, suggested cocktails were tasty, atmosphere and crowd was fun. You gotta go!
HILARIOUS! I LOVED this improv joint! I love how small and intimate it felt. We ordered a bunch of food prior to, all was pretty good. Nothing spectacular (think bar food), but the service was great. The improv actors were hysterical, and we loved being a part of the show! I wish we would have gone more than just one night, I guarantee it would be a hit over and over again!
Cozy, second floor venue on busy Bar Harbor street. Jennifer Shepard (co-owner) is the mother hen here. She leads a mostly talented troupe of improve artists who rotate in and out of town as their schedules permit. Larrance Fingerhut is the talented man at the keyboard. Decent drinks. Decent snacks. Early show is for all; late shows are for adults. Highly recommended.
Incredible place to see Improv. Friendly staff. Great beverages. Lots of laughs. Was called on stage for a bit and the comedians all improved using material I created. I would recommend this club to anyone in the area. All the actors come out of the famous Second City in Chicago. This place is a gem in Bar Harbor.
This is a fantastic show, one that you should definitely stop in for if youre in the area. Its an hour of excellent comedy, and I highly recommend it. Try a craft cocktail, a decadent dessert, and sit back and enjoy the show.
This was so fun for me, my parents, and my aunt. Their humor was family friendly, but for me as a teen I still had a blast! This was the best improv group that I have ever seen.
Awesome show. Not juvenile like some other shows Ive seen. Very skilled actors and they improved to improved music much adds another element of inspiration. Highly recommend.