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Firehouse Theater

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Recipe for a perfect Newport Night.

1) Dinner on broadway. - There's a bunch of great places to eat on broadway before the show... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2012
Wonderful performance

Be sure to see these guys perform. It's a cheap (compared to all else in Newport) night out. Seats... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2012
Ledgewood, New Jersey
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“bit players”(68 reviews)
“improv comedy”(16 reviews)
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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4 Equality Park Pl, Newport, RI 02840-2017
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

1) Dinner on broadway. - There's a bunch of great places to eat on broadway before the show (Salvation Cafe or Pour Judgement come to mind) 2) Catch the Bit Players at Firehouse - I've been multiple times and always really enjoyed it. It's improv...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2012

Be sure to see these guys perform. It's a cheap (compared to all else in Newport) night out. Seats are comfortable, comedy value is up there & boy did we laugh out loud the entire performance. Very intelligent actors.

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Reviewed 7 April 2012

Went with the family, husband, wife and college student daughter. The bit players were funny and good. Improve done right. The theatre is small a converted firehouse and funky so don't expect anything fancy. I think that just adds to the character and intimacy that...More

1  Thank nsquare
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Very Cute place, BYOB which was awesome- great walk from our hotel!

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Reviewed 12 March 2012

We had a great date night here though the crow was a little rowdy due to a bachelorette party so there was a few to many drunk people shouting off crazy ideas. However it was a great show still and a lot of fun. Would...More

Thank yministry101
Reviewed 10 March 2012

Not too expensive and they provide coffee and pastry for intermission, they encourage BYOB and makes it a fun night out. Every seat is a good seat in thie small theatre, we went for an improv evening - would try it again.

Thank FerrariWidow
Reviewed 6 February 2012

We were looking for something to do our first evening in Newport and ran across this theater on the Newport tourism website and decided to give it a try. Had a great time! An inexpensive date night...BYOB and found a discount mentioned on their website....More

Thank MAtraveler111
Reviewed 1 February 2012

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

Thank Newporter2551
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
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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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.
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
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