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Firehouse Theater

4 Equality Park Pl, Newport, RI 02840-2017
+1 401-849-3473
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Fun night out - lots of laughs - entertaining - would go back for the show

Unique place, it was winter and it was a little cold. It is in an old fire house. The place is fun... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Diane062
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Oakdale, Connecticut
Fun, Fun Fun!!!

A great night out with lots of laughs. The Firehouse Theater is low key - bring your own snacks... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2016
Sharon D
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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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  • Poor1%
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4 Equality Park Pl, Newport, RI 02840-2017
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Unique place, it was winter and it was a little cold. It is in an old fire house. The place is fun but if your looking for high class and fancy it is not. It is good old fashion fun with hearty laughter from everyone...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2016

A great night out with lots of laughs. The Firehouse Theater is low key - bring your own snacks and drinks. We go there each time we visit Newport and haven't been disappointed yet!

Thank Sharon D
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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

So I came across this place looking for things to do for a birthday about a year ago. Been wanting to go since then. My best friends birthday is today and she wanted to go out and have a good time but nothing had been...More

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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2016

Thank you for the review. We are so happy we could make your friend's birthday extra special! Sorry you had a hard time finding parking. Currently there is construction going on on Broadway, the main street to the theater, which has resulted in the loss...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

The bit players are so funny I've seen them a few times now and I plan to go back next time I'm in the area a fun night out and byob so that's different and fun

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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

The show snd comedians truly blew us away! We laughed so hard! I wish I would have realized that the 8pm show is 2 hours and the 10pm is 1 -- we would have done the 2 hours it was so fun. Perfect for couples,...More

Thank Joanie A
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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Found Firehouse on TripAdvisor and figured we'd give it a shot for a little variety in Newport (i.e. not just viewing and touring large mansions) - it was a fun night with a lot of laughter and a great way to support the local arts...More

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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2016

Thank you so much for such a nice review! We try our hardest to put on the best possible show every single time we hit the stage. Being improv, we sometimes achieve this goal and sometimes we fall short, but we love the challenge of...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2016

The theater is truly in an old firehouse. The atmosphere is not fancy but was fitting for the event. The venue has black walls and ceiling and a concrete floor. There were even plastic lawn chairs used on the upper level. The performers were very...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2016

For a fun night of laughs the improv at the theater is fantastic. The actors are sharp and talented. Clearly off the cuff and they are hysterical.

Thank sandra r
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

What a fun place, people and Newport event. Great seats and facility with tons of fun included in the show. Loved the improv and the talent of the performers. You can not beat this great show. Audience participation and BYOB make for a great night...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

This talented group of performers had us in stitches almost from the moment they stepped on stage. It was a pleasant surprise when you realize that it's BYOB comedy tucked into an old firehouse.

Thank Jennifer N
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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2016

Thank You, Jennifer! We love to hear when people discover us for the first time and are pleasantly surprised. Hope to make you laugh again soon. Thanks for the great review!

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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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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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