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Firehouse Theater

4 Equality Park Pl, Newport, RI 02840-2017
+1 401-849-3473
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OMG, this was the first time that I've been to a improv comedy show where the audience... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Poonel
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Honesdale, Pennsylvania
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Hilarious!

We didn't know what to expect but the theater was a small intimate setting and was BYOB! The actors... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
oak334
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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4 Equality Park Pl, Newport, RI 02840-2017
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

OMG, this was the first time that I've been to a improv comedy show where the audience participates. I never laughed so much in my life that I was crying it was so funny. All the actors were amazingly funny. Hats off to Frank, Elizabeth,...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We didn't know what to expect but the theater was a small intimate setting and was BYOB! The actors were hilarious in their improv and worked to include the audience but not in a humiliating way like most comedy clubs. Affordable, funny, and a great...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I've been twice and it's always so much fun! So many laughs and Vlad is SUPER animated which is just even more fun! Plus BYOB is cool 😁

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

I've seen this show twice and I will go again. Very affordable and very entertaining. What a talented group of performers. It is amazing how they can take suggestions from the audience and turn them into a comedy sketch. Audience participation is great as well....More

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

There is not much in the way of evening activities in Newport outside of restaurants and bars. This is a great evening activity you can squeeze in between dinner at a restaurant and drinks at a bar. A very talented local comedy troupe performed an...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

My district manager took a bunch of us to their show. The bit players at the firehouse theater put together a show just for us and made it so fun and funny! Very talented bunch of people! I will definitely be back!

Thank Lynzy W
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Performers weren't professional Whose Line is it Anyway level, but they were witty and personable and connected well with their audience. Room was packed, but was still comfortable inside the small theater. Served free beverages which was a nice surprise.

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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!

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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

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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

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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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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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christine1104677
7 August 2015|
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Response from dvcguy | Reviewed this property |
No ticketing fees I would buy as soon as your date is confirmed
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