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Firehouse Theater

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Address: 4 Equality Park Place, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: +1 401-849-3473
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

The Firehouse Theater has become RI's most award winning comedy and live...

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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The Bit Players were great! They were funny and energetic and real. It was a very raw show. There were definitely bits that were a flop,but the players recognized it and adjusted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Bit Players were great! They were funny and energetic and real. It was a very raw show. There were definitely bits that were a flop,but the players recognized it and adjusted as best they could. I enjoyed that it was truly unscripted. I can only imagine how incredibly difficult it is to do what they do. Frank and another... More 

Thank Courey
Oakdale, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 in the room. Talented staff, we went with a group of 8, our faces hurt... More 

Thank Diane062
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 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 planned. So I thought perfect opportunity to go! I reserved 5 tickets and they called... More 

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

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 of the usual street parking. If you know Newport at all then you also know... More 

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 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

Thank jess_amy87
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 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, girls night out, group get togethers! byob! Thanks for a great night bit players!!

Thank Joanie A
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 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 economy. I'd definitely go again!!

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

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 working with the audience every single performance to have fun and laugh TOGETHER! we hope... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 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 talented and it was impressive that they could think so fast in their feet. If... More 

Thank dznydreamer
Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 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
Bayville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 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 of laughs.

Thank Debbie3074

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