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Firehouse Theater

4 Equality Park Pl, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 849-3473
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Ranked #17 of 67 Attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: 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"... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Philadephia, PA - USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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East Quogue, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was a great visit! All 6 comedians were very entertaining to watch, especially Vlad, who seems to have a face made of rubber. I can't say enough about their quick wits and energetic acting, without needing to resort to unnecessary F bombs just to get a laugh. The band behind them were key to the comic timing. At $15... More

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

Thank you so much for the review! Just wanted to include a quick note to let you (and all comedy seekers out there) know that we have two phenomenally talented female cast members (and we have a few more in our alums who come back to jump on stage every now and then). Unfortunately, we rotate the cast every show... More

Portsmouth, NH
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Where else can you get an enjoyable comedic performance for $10? I cannot believe anyone would think differently. The BYOB aspect is great too and gives visitors a real affordable option for a night out. We have been two years in a row. This summer was even better than last. The Bit Players work up some energy so that we... More

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Leesport, PA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This show is about an hour long and costs $10 to get in. A good way to spend an hour for a few good laughs. The players seemed to genuinely have a good time and worked well together. Fun time on a Saturday night!

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

Thank you so much for attending one of our encore performances on Saturday night and taking the time to write a review! We are happy to make all of our guests laugh more. While our encore shows are at 10PM on Saturdays, about an hour and $10; our regular shows are at 8PM on Friday AND Saturday, are about an... More

Wellesley, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Firehouse Theater packs in the crowds especially on the weekends and for good reasons. The improve troupe was very funny and creative. The audience adds to the laughs as the players ask for ideas for their skits. Quick thinking and acting ranged from good to hysterical. Definitely worth taking in a show. Reserve ahead as the seats fill up.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Went last September with sister and friends, wanted to go back in July but wasn't able to work into our schedule. This is an inexpensive treat...a lot of fun and it's BYOB, which really keeps the cost down. Tips can be given at the end and it's well worth the money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great laughs during improv "bits" and games, some of which I had never heard of before. We parked by the post office and went to dinner nearby. Leave yourself plenty of time if eating dinner before. It took a few places to decide on a menu and then 40 mins to be served! We sat along the side balcony. The... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The bit players were very entertaining. A fun night out. Come with your 'thinking cap' because they take audience suggestions.

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Mobile, Alabama
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed locals night, though we are tourists, watching this improv group. Very funny. It is BYOB so bring in whatever beverage is desired. The audience is called on to yell out suggestions for bits. We laughed throughout the hour long show. It was a special night, being the birthday of one of the player's girlfriends. The improve group brought... More

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Bradenton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great comedy skits from really funny folks. A terrific evening out ! The staff really got into it and interacted with the audience.

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