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Firehouse Theater

4 Equality Park Pl, Newport, RI 02840-2017
+1 401-849-3473
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Just love the close atmosphere......and the local talent is great too

Reviewed 1 February 2012
Newporter2551
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Newport, Rhode Island
Improve for Family

We were in Newport last week and noticed a mid-week family improve show. Though they said they... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2012
sueBoston
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Boston
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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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4 Equality Park Pl, Newport, RI 02840-2017
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

Just love the close atmosphere......and the local talent is great too

Thank Newporter2551
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

We were in Newport last week and noticed a mid-week family improve show. Though they said they were full, we called back and they were able to squeeze us in. The theater is a fun place, and improv was good. Nice neighborhood to explore as...More

Thank sueBoston
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

There is an improv on weekends at the firehouse theatre. It is fun, entertaining and inexpensive. 2 hours of laughs for about $15. You can bring your own beer and wine(unsure about liquor) and they even supply can openers and cups if you don't have...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2011

BYOB and improv comedy - what more needs to be said. $15. a ticket, 90 mins plus. Not a show for kids. Plastic chairs, no assigned seats. Lots of audience participation. Laughed til we cried. Parking tricky. No lots, very little street. Leave extra time....More

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Reviewed 23 August 2011

My husband and I attended a Bit Players show last week, and we were almost in tears we were laughing so hard. This is the second show we've attended, and we've been impressed both times. Highly recommend for an inexpensive night out in Newport!

1  Thank kate1446
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

The Friday night or Saturday night improv is a must see while in Newport. It's hilarious.

1  Thank vinjcir
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

There were parts here and there that were a little funny but overall I didn't enjoy. Very amateur. They do provide some beverages. There is one bathroom that everyone must share, which was a little inconvenient if you really had to "go". If you get...More

2  Thank Anniversary5
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Reviewed 2 October 2010

My husband and I enjoyed the improv. Players were very talented. Mixers were provided - ice was limited. Made me feel like I was part of the community and knew a local secret. During the week you might want to call ahead and make sure...More

4  Thank loribates
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Reviewed 11 August 2010

I am a resident newporter and LOVE the firehouse. Great place for a fun show whether its a play or improv. The bit players are hilarious and a great evening out. Especially love the relaxed atmosphere and that it is BYOB. Broadway it is not...More

2  Thank Puffin04
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Reviewed 27 October 2008

I enjoyed a hilarious evening watching The Bit Players at Firehouse Theater on Friday night doing improv comedy. They took even the dullest suggestion from the audience and turned it into a laugh-out-loud comedy sketch.These young and talented performers played really well off each others'...More

7  Thank Suzanne K
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went3
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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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