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Firehouse Theater

4 Equality Park Pl, Newport, RI 02840-2017
+1 401-849-3473
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Hilarious halloween

Funny, entertaining and worth every penny. Went to the improv show on Halloween and had a blast... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Irene_trekker
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Great date night show!

My husband and I went to Newport for a quick one-night getaway with another couple. I had found... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Jenna6
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Cape Cod, MA
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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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4 Equality Park Pl, Newport, RI 02840-2017
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Funny, entertaining and worth every penny. Went to the improv show on Halloween and had a blast. Most everyone in the audience wore a costume and the cast and band dressed up too. Venue is small and not a bad seat in the place. It's...More

Thank Irene_trekker
Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

We were so happy you were able to join us for our special Halloween show this year! We love what we do every week and the special events and holiday shows are always a little different and an added bonus. Thank you so much for...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Newport for a quick one-night getaway with another couple. I had found out about the firehouse theater and the bit players from another Trip Advisor review, and we ordered tickets for a Saturday night show. I wasn't really sure...More

Thank Jenna6
Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you so much for coming and laughing with us AND sharing your experience with the world. It helps our little show so much and we really appreciate it. We'll be sure to pass your compliments on to Vlad as well. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

What a great time! Very funny! Small theater so every seat is a good seat! Avoid the front row as the actors stand very close to the end of the stage and you will have to look up. Will definitely go again next time we...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend!!! Such a great time that I am already planning to go again and introduce more people to this place. Laughed the entire time!

Thank Jill E
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Wow, these guys were good. We have been to many improv comedy shows including several in Las Vegas and this one was the best one we have ever seen not even close. They were awesome, especially the lead comedian who orchestrated the program; he was...More

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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Dave - Thank you so much for such a positive and specific review! We love hearing back from our audience, especially when they can pinpoint exact moments and details that stood out to them. You guys were a great crowd on Saturday night which always...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Fun , entertaining ! BYOB and much needed laughs with good friends . Parents should leave the preteens home ! This is for adults !!

Thank Sharron R
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Great team of improv players who can really make you laugh! I loved the interpretations Vlad did! This place is BYOB, small and intimate setting where you can see what's going on.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We had a blast at the family friendly show on Wednesdays at 7p with our 3 boys ages 6,9, and 10. On the way to the theatre, my 10 yr old swore that he wasn't going to laugh because there wouldn't be special effects and...More

Thank Emily Q
Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

This could be one of the greatest reviews we've ever gotten! So happy to hear we converted your son from a non-believer. Hope to see you guys again soon. Keep laughing.

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

There were 13 of us in Newport for my sister's bachelorette and we attended the show. The bit players are amazing! We laughed so hard. And they included my sister in the show and it was just truly amazing. The act they performed with her...More

Thank Jessica S
Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you so much for such a great review and for celebrating your sister's Bachelorette with us. You guys were so much fun on Saturday night! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

OMG, this was the first time that I've been to a improv comedy show where the audience participates. I never laughed so much in my life that I was crying it was so funny. All the actors were amazingly funny. Hats off to Frank, Elizabeth,...More

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went3
21 March 2016|
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Response from Frank F | Property representative |
There is no age limit at our shows. We try to keep the shows PG13 and as high-brow & clean as possible but there is no guarantee what audience members will yell out. Adults are encouraged to use their own discretion as to... More
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FunFamilyB
26 September 2015|
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Response from Frank F | Property representative |
We don't have an age restriction on tickets. Anyone is welcome to attend our performances. We try to keep the show to a PG13 rating but given that it is improvisation and influenced by audience suggestions we can't make any... More
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christine1104677
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No ticketing fees I would buy as soon as your date is confirmed
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