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Firehouse Theater

4 Equality Park Pl, Newport, RI 02840-2017
+1 401-849-3473
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Great night out with the family

We laughed so hard our bellies hurt! I highly recommend it, and you should definitely see their... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Howie R
,
Boston
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Nice surprise

It was Valentines night and my friend and I surprised our husbands with tickets to see the Bit... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
debkhoward
,
Jamestown, 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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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4 Equality Park Pl, Newport, RI 02840-2017
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+1 401-849-3473
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We laughed so hard our bellies hurt! I highly recommend it, and you should definitely see their shows!

Thank Howie R
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

It was Valentines night and my friend and I surprised our husbands with tickets to see the Bit Players in their improv comedy performance. It was a shorter version of their longer show on Fri and Sat. It moved along at a great pace keeping...More

Thank debkhoward
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We brought two teenages with us to the Bit Players improv performance. It was a perfect family outing. It was risque enough for our 16 & 17 year old to think that it was very cool and cutting edge, but not too risque that we...More

Thank WeGaLi
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

We went for New Years Eve. What a great surprise. I was expecting stand up, but this improv comedy was over the top. Not easy to do, but these bit players were great. Loved it. we'll be back next time we are in town.

Thank Angela V
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Unique venue, great crew. BYOB, friendly hosts. You won't regret checking it out. We live standup, but this was even more fun. With a different audience each night it's a new show every time.

Thank Steven B
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Even though we've been coming to Newport since 2007 we finally made it to a performance by the Bit Players. We so wish we had visited sooner. The show was hilarious. We've been to an improv show in Hartford and they can't hold a candle...More

Thank Joseph C
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

My boyfriend and I escaped to Newport for the weekend, as we often do when life gets crazy, and being in Newport often, I was looking for something different and out of the box for us to do, and found it!!! So much fun!!!! We...More

Thank Jamie M
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

We went to The Fire House Theater (10/22/16) to see The Bit Players. They did not disappoint. It was my first Imporv show and it was so GREAT that we stayed for the 2nd show too. We loved the BOYB style, letting us enjoy beverages...More

Thank WyattFamily4
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

My wife and I have been to many improv shows over the years in NY, Chicago's second city, and even the improv festival in San Francisco. We went to a Bit Players show at the Firehouse theater recently and were extremely impressed with the group...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had a great time! These guys have such a great sense of humor that they can implement it right the way. Must see in Newport!

Thank Olya V
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went3
21 March 2016|
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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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No ticketing fees I would buy as soon as your date is confirmed
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