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Address: 4 Equality Park Pl, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: +1 401-849-3473
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Description: The Firehouse Theater has become RI's most award winning comedy spot with...
The Firehouse Theater has become RI's most award winning comedy spot with their house group, The Bit Players earning the title of "Best Comedy Night" and "Comedy Troupe of the Year" multiple times. 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! Didn't miss a moment of funny. Laugh More.
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So much fun!

My husband and I went here to see the Bit Players do improve and we had a blast! We can't wait to go again and we will be bringing friends and family with us nest time we go. If... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My husband and I went here to see the Bit Players do improve and we had a blast! We can't wait to go again and we will be bringing friends and family with us nest time we go. If you are in Newport this is a MUST SEE!! It is BYOB (although they do provide soda and water) and they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I've gone to see the bit players twice now and they were amazing each time! We LOVE Vlad!! I thought it wouldn't be as funny the second time but was completely wrong as the show is always different. It's easy to call and leave a message for reservations and its always fun to bring a bottle of something to sip... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We were looking for something to do one evening in Newport and found the Bit Players online. We were lucky enough to get last minute tickets -- I would make reservations in the future. It's BYOB and there is a liquor store half a block away. It was hilarious and we had a great time! The audience participation is key... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Caught the Bit Players Improv on New Year's Eve. Very clever comedy troupe. We could have stayed for all three shows because each one is governed by the words thrown out by the audience. The 9PM show was sold out so caught the 7PM show. Small theater so all seats are good. Plus you can BYOB. What a deal. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was a really pleasant surprise. Such a great cast, Improv, talented group. Amazing bargain, walked there from the town center. BYOB with soda and cups provided. BARGAIN Priced. We will visit again, certainly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

One of the BEST improv comedy shows I've ever seen. And who can argue with these prices?? $15 for an 8pm show on Friday or Saturday, and $10 for 10pm show on Saturday. TIP: MAKE RESERVATIONS!!! Tickets usually sell-out, probably because they're awesome, and only have 3 shows a week. ALSO: this is NOT for those under 18. Content can... More 

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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We try so hard to make every show unique and hilarious and it is so nice to see someone take the time to leave some positive feedback! We are a small theater and show so anyone out there, spreading the word about us and how much fun it is is GREATLY appreciated! Thanks again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We took our 14-and 11-year -old boys and we all had a lot of laughs. The audience can't help themselves by throwing out naughty suggestions for scenes, but the bit players do a fabulous job of keeping it clean and fun. Our boys had never experienced improv acting and loved the entire night. I highly recommend going, and buying tickets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was our first improv performance in such a small venue. The cast was hilarious and since it is such a small place the entire audience can really join in on the fun. The BYOB concept was interesting-you can pretty much bring anything you want to drink and they have cups and ice available. The ticket price of $15 is... More 

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Newburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were lucky to attend an improv perormance of the Bit Players and had a fantastic time! Very fun and a nice change of pace from usual travel entertainment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

When watching improv, there is some element of chance in terms of how good it will be. If you have a really creative audience and good comedians, you'll have a great show. We had a subpar audience creativity-wise and good comedians, which lead to a decent show. I was definitely impressed with some of the comedians more than others. Overall,... More 

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