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Firehouse Theater

4 Equality Park Pl, Newport, RI 02840-2017
+1 401-849-3473
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Great night of laughs!!

Went to the Firehouse Theater to see the Bit Players for a Bachelorette Party!! My friends and I... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
jessslikestotravel
Great night with friends or adult family

One of the best things to do in Newport. Bring your humor, your own snacks and byob, friends or... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Cynthia F
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Providence, Rhode Island
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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 & shows throughout the year. Hilarious improv performances, modeled after the hit show "Whose Line is it Anyway" can be seen EVERY Friday at 8PM & Saturday at 8PM & 10PM ALL YEAR LONG. Plus, they offer additional show times in the summer along with classes, workshops, and private parties all year. Every show is BYOB! Coming for a special event? Let us know ahead of time and we will make the guest(s) of honor a special part of the show. We also offer private parties at the Firehouse. Didn't miss a moment of funny. Laugh More.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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4 Equality Park Pl, Newport, RI 02840-2017
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Went to the Firehouse Theater to see the Bit Players for a Bachelorette Party!! My friends and I absolutely loved it. Thought it was really cool they brought my friend, the bride, on stage and asked her questions and then used the info for the...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

One of the best things to do in Newport. Bring your humor, your own snacks and byob, friends or family and get ready to be rolling on the floor laughing! Highly recommend it

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I took my mom here for part of her birthday celebration and we had an awesome time! The Bit Players were hysterical! We laughed so hard we were in tears! In addition, they were extremely accommodating when I realized I had made reservations for the...More

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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you so much for coming to laugh with us, Aimee, and for taking the time to write such a nice review! We were happy that we were able to fix the booking blunder and get you in to see one of our shows. Hope...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This was my third time attending the mature version of this show and I have also brought my young children once for the child safe show. It is improv so no 2 shows are alike. It is audience participation so you can has as much...More

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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Tim - Thank you so much for such a positive and comprehensive review. We couldn't agree more, Broadway has a lot to offer for before or after the show! We always love having you and your family in the crowd. Hope to see you again...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We went to dinner in newport then to the Firehouse Theatre for an Improv Comedy Show. We had soo much fun, couldnt stop laughing. The Bit Players did an awesome job...very talented. Cant wait to go back. The only negative is parking...but thats an issue...More

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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you so much for the review! We love to hear back from our audience and love to see them spreading the word about our show. Hope to see you in the crowd again soon!

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Funny, entertaining and worth every penny. Went to the improv show on Halloween and had a blast. Most everyone in the audience wore a costume and the cast and band dressed up too. Venue is small and not a bad seat in the place. It's...More

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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

We were so happy you were able to join us for our special Halloween show this year! We love what we do every week and the special events and holiday shows are always a little different and an added bonus. Thank you so much for...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Newport for a quick one-night getaway with another couple. I had found out about the firehouse theater and the bit players from another Trip Advisor review, and we ordered tickets for a Saturday night show. I wasn't really sure...More

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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you so much for coming and laughing with us AND sharing your experience with the world. It helps our little show so much and we really appreciate it. We'll be sure to pass your compliments on to Vlad as well. We hope to see...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

What a great time! Very funny! Small theater so every seat is a good seat! Avoid the front row as the actors stand very close to the end of the stage and you will have to look up. Will definitely go again next time we...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend!!! Such a great time that I am already planning to go again and introduce more people to this place. Laughed the entire time!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Wow, these guys were good. We have been to many improv comedy shows including several in Las Vegas and this one was the best one we have ever seen not even close. They were awesome, especially the lead comedian who orchestrated the program; he was...More

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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Dave - Thank you so much for such a positive and specific review! We love hearing back from our audience, especially when they can pinpoint exact moments and details that stood out to them. You guys were a great crowd on Saturday night which always...More

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went3
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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26 September 2015|
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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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