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Firehouse Theater

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Very funny, great night out

I was there this past Saturday and it was a great show. The theater is pretty intimate - I'd guess... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jdimaria1
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New York City, New York
Great show minus the obnoxious trips to the bathroom by the audience

The players were very entertaining. Our first time at an improv show. We made the mistake of... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2019
pc19642015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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The Firehouse Theater has become RI's most award winning comedy and live performance spot with their house group, The Bit Players earning the title of "Best Comedy Night" and "Comedy Troupe of the Year" multiple times and various special events...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here recently and had a pretty good time. Frank, the owner, was great in contacting us to let us know there were extra tickets available when we neglected to buy in advance - I recommend reservations/purchase in advance. The show was good, at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there this past Saturday and it was a great show. The theater is pretty intimate - I'd guess there are less than 100 people (it looked like it was sold out). some seating in a pit area and then along one side and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

The players were very entertaining. Our first time at an improv show. We made the mistake of sitting next to the bathroom door. We observed several members of the audience consistently using the bathroom only to hold conversations in the hallway which resulted in disturbance...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! As we always say, it helps a small business like ours more than you could know and allows others a chance to know what to expect. I'm sorry that a few obnoxious...More

Reviewed 16 January 2019

have seen theatrical shows, comedys, and a great variety of music from whiskey rebellion, a music group to a recently written broadway play. as a member we can see over 200 shows in a year. a great experience!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank James G
Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

I'm not sure this review is for the right venue but we appreciate the five stars nonetheless!!

Reviewed 14 January 2019

Very entertaining, loved that it was BYOB! Don't be afraid to get there early and be part of the show.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

Thank you for your review, Meredith!

Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Purchased tickets on line for a different evening . Well run, comedians were good, BYOB but water and soda complimentary.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

We are so happy you decided to bring in the new year with us! That is one of our favorite events we do every year. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and for the five stars.

Reviewed 6 January 2019

To put it simply, this is excellent Improv with some very good talent. I was going to say young talent, but then there was Vlad. Bringing your own alcohol is actually pretty cool because there was some great tailgates in the audience. The scenes were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

Mark - Thank you so much for your review! We love to hear back from our audience, especially when they give some detail and have other improv shows to compare us to... not to mention when they give us five stars! ;-) We hope to...More

Reviewed 11 November 2018

My daughter (20's) and I (60's) went to the show this weekend! Highly recommend this as a must-do when visiting Newport. This improv group takes suggestions from the audience- and each "player" was very funny and talented! As one person said in an earlier review,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others! It is such a huge help to a small business like ours. And we are so happy to hear you had dinner at a Broadway restaurant. Whenever possible, we try to encourage our...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We always head to the Firehouse Theater to see The Bit Players when we have a free night! Don’t forget: You can have a fun time without alcohol, but if you wish to imbibe, BYOB and a liquor store that’s a 5 min walk away.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

Couldn't have said it better ourselves, Jennifer. Thank you!! #LaughMore

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Hubby and I decided to go to a show on a whim, not expecting it to compare with comedy shows in larger cities. We were happily proven wrong! We had a great night watching some amazing improv comedy. They were very clever and handled the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

Shelly - Thank you so much for your review! We love to hear from people who have seen other comedy shows in the "larger cities" and who identify that we can hang with those big names. Many of us studied improv in those cities and...More

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BrieChickadee
29 August 2018|
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Response from Stadfam | Reviewed this property |
No, not a lot of stairs, I think maybe 5 steps to get down to the floor level. Or there were a few seats on the stage level, so you wouldn't have to do any stairs at all, if you wanted.
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21 March 2016|
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Response from Frank F | Property representative |
There is no age limit at our shows. We try to keep the shows PG13 and as high-brow & clean as possible but there is no guarantee what audience members will yell out. Adults are encouraged to use their own discretion as to... More
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FunFamilyB
26 September 2015|
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Response from Frank F | Property representative |
We don't have an age restriction on tickets. Anyone is welcome to attend our performances. We try to keep the show to a PG13 rating but given that it is improvisation and influenced by audience suggestions we can't make any... More
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