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Firehouse Theater

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Address: 4 Equality Park Pl, Newport, RI 02840-2017
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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Great comedy show!

We had a great time! These guys have such a great sense of humor that they can implement it right the way. Must see in Newport!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Olya V
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great time! These guys have such a great sense of humor that they can implement it right the way. Must see in Newport!

Thank Olya V
Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bit Players exhibit tremendous energy and wit. They think fast on their feet, very fast. They recognize they do not need to be crude to make an audience laugh. They work very well together and they really seem to enjoy it... the happiness is contagious! We will definitely be back the next time we are in the area.

Thank Elizabeth G
east greenwich, rhode island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight couldn't be better. The Bit players are hilarious and audience participation is a must! Great 2 hours! Have not laughed so much in ages!

Thank dermgoddess
Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

I've returned to this venue several times. only $20 practically a two hour show - hilarious they involve the audience BYOB w free soda and water and cups provided

Thank MissyH56
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

These actors were excellent! I don't know how they think of these things so quickly and on the fly to work together and make the bits work. Honestly, even when the bits they tried didn't really work, they were still funny! There is a byob option which adds to the light and fun atmosphere of the evening! However, the night... More 

Thank Deborah M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary with a weekend away in Newport. I wanted something different to do and stumbled upon the Firehouse Theater. I bought tickets online before the show. It is BYOB and they have cups and ice if you need. At first I felt a little silly bringing our own drinks but everyone brought their... More 

Thank Erica C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 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 June 27, 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 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 

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