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Firehouse Theater

4 Equality Park Place, Newport, RI
+1 401-849-3473
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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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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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
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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
4 helpful votes 4 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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Burlington, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It was an entertaining evening. It is just like the show, whose line is it anyway, so if you like that, then you will enjoy this show. They do skits based on feedback from the audience. You will laugh a lot. Reasonably priced and BYOB.

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My wife and I visited the Firehouse Theater with some family a couple of weeks ago and were not disappointed. The Bit Players have some great talent in their group. It seemed like everyone on stage had something unique to contribute to the performance. We loved the crowd interaction, and stayed laughing and entertained from beginning to end. Highly recommend... More

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Middletown, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I attended a Friday night show. What a good time! The theater seats about 100 and is a byob. Cozy crowd and the laughs just didn't stop. The show is all improv so be prepared to work a little. You throw suggestions at the performers and they roll with it..very funny. Good way to spend an evening!

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Highly recommend this show! They did such a great job, and for $15 and BYOB, sweet! Great entertainers, SEE IT!

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