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Firehouse Theater

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Always a fun time!

We always head to the Firehouse Theater to see The Bit Players when we have a free night! Don’t... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer M
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Cologne, Germany
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Very funny improv comedy group

Hubby and I decided to go to a show on a whim, not expecting it to compare with comedy shows in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ShelK21
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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...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always head to the Firehouse Theater to see The Bit Players when we have a free night! Don’t forget: You can have a fun time without alcohol, but if you wish to imbibe, BYOB and a liquor store that’s a 5 min walk away.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hubby and I decided to go to a show on a whim, not expecting it to compare with comedy shows in larger cities. We were happily proven wrong! We had a great night watching some amazing improv comedy. They were very clever and handled the...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were amongst only a few people over 60 in the audience of mostly 20 and 30 somethings. Lots of youthful energy at this hilarious improv show. Extremely talented performers. Hope to see them again on our next trip to Newport.

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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you so much for the review. Regardless of age, we try to provide a show that everyone can enjoy and feel connected to on some level. We hope to see you in the crowd again soon!

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Saw The Bit Players tonight at the Firehouse Theater in Newport and it was hysterical. These guys are total pros and will have you laughing the entire time. Each player shines with their own unique skill and they work fluidly as a team moving in...More

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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Patti - thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! It is greatly appreciated and helpful to our future guests looking for feedback about our show. We hope to see you in the crowd again soon. Until then keep laughing!

Reviewed 9 August 2018

Saw a Monday night show with my daughter. The players were great! The humor was slightly risqué for teens, but definitely fun for adults. Engaged with the whole audience. Fun, inexpensive night out.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

I was on vacation in Newport RI and went to see the Bit Players one night, because I had read the reviews and they were all so positive. So we took a chance and went and im SO GLAD WE DID! We went on the...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2018

Went to the Firehouse Theater on family night. This is set up for kids but we enjoyed the show. They have a smaller venue maybe 200 seats. Energetic cast that got the kids involved. 2 piece band, keyboard and guitar played before the show and...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Saw the Bit Players in the Firehouse Theatre and laughed the entire time! Absolute must do in Newport RI. Great for events or solo, your cheeks will hurt after from laughing! Best improv group I’ve ever seen.

Thank Michelle F
Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you so much for the nice review! Hope to see you in the crowd again soon! Keep Laughing.

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Anytime I am on vacation I try to get to the local comedy club. I’m Newport for 4th of July so I went to the Firehouse Theater with my adult siblings to check out The Bit Players. They are a team of improvisation comics based...More

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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Chrispy - Thank you so much for taking the time to write a comprehensive review of your experience at the Firehouse Theater. We are so happy you guys had a great time. 4th of July week is always an interesting run of shows for us....More

Reviewed 26 June 2018

This was a fun activity for a date night, outside of the hustle and bustle of the bars & shops scene. The location was easy to find, and parking wasn't an issue along the street. It was BYOB, which I wish they had stated, but...More

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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are happy you enjoyed the show. Sorry you didn't know about the BYOB element. It's on all of our promos and website but we don't push it too hard. We don't want...More

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BrieChickadee
29 August 2018|
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Response from Stadfam | Reviewed this property |
No, not a lot of stairs, I think maybe 5 steps to get down to the floor level. Or there were a few seats on the stage level, so you wouldn't have to do any stairs at all, if you wanted.
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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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