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“Not so great”
Review of Firehouse Theater

Firehouse Theater
Ranked #1 of 4 Fun & Games in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not so great”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Very corny and redundant. Not funny. A tourist attraction if you have not found anything better to do. We left early.
Japanese restaurant next door is excellent.

Visited August 2013
Thank SarahBridges
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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Hello! I am sorry that you did not enjoy our show. Improv is not for everyone but as you can see from our other reviews, the majority of our audience loves the show we perform. No two performances are ever the same and there can be an "off night" from time to time. We hope that you will return to the Firehouse to give our show another chance. Thank you for your honest review, all the best!
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Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Did NOT disappoint!!”
Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Went to see the bit players for the first time in August. Overall very fun and an awesome time! Byob is great and the resturant next door was absolutely delish and convenient. My boyfriend and I definitely plan to go back soon.

Visited August 2013
Thank Samantha P
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Mechanicsburg, PA.
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lottsa Laughs”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

We visited Firehouse Theater during Labor Day weekend. If you're looking for a good time and a fun night out, this is the place to go. The actors, for the most part, were all very good with lots of fun skits and ad-libs. The price is very reasonable. They may pick on you if you sit up front, just a warning! Would definitely go there again when visiting Newport.

Visited September 2013
Thank ntz4golf
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Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Not to be missed!!”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

This was our second time enjoying the Bit Players improv at the Firehouse Theater. I highly recommend this as a fun, affordable night out for couples who love to laugh! Can't wait to go again! Quick note- do not bring your kids but do bring an adult beverage! BYOB

Visited August 2013
Thank noworriesmom
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Level 6 Contributor
28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Fun and affordable!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I am so thankful that I had googled things to do in Newport for over the Labor Day Weekend! The Bit Players at the Firehouse Theater was an absolute gem of a find. The cost was only $15/pp and the show ran about 1:45. It is BYOB so bring whatever you like to drink but if you run out there is a liquor right around the corner and you can hop over during the brief intermission.

The show is a comedy improv and the players are witty and likeable. My boyfriend and I would definitely revisit but next time we would bring friends.

I would recommend making reservations for the shows in advance but especially the ones on Friday and Saturday evening.

Visited August 2013
Thank katefromboston
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