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Firehouse Theater

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Address: 4 Equality Park Pl, Newport, RI 02840-2017
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+1 401-849-3473
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00

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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Very Entertaining Live Evening Event

There is not much in the way of evening activities in Newport outside of restaurants and bars. This is a great evening activity you can squeeze in between dinner at a restaurant... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is not much in the way of evening activities in Newport outside of restaurants and bars. This is a great evening activity you can squeeze in between dinner at a restaurant and drinks at a bar. A very talented local comedy troupe performed an improv show and it was very entertaining. A lot of laughs and a lot of... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My district manager took a bunch of us to their show. The bit players at the firehouse theater put together a show just for us and made it so fun and funny! Very talented bunch of people! I will definitely be back!

Thank Lynzy W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Performers weren't professional Whose Line is it Anyway level, but they were witty and personable and connected well with their audience. Room was packed, but was still comfortable inside the small theater. Served free beverages which was a nice surprise.

Thank Katherine T
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We laughed so hard our bellies hurt! I highly recommend it, and you should definitely see their shows!

Thank Howie R
Jamestown, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

It was Valentines night and my friend and I surprised our husbands with tickets to see the Bit Players in their improv comedy performance. It was a shorter version of their longer show on Fri and Sat. It moved along at a great pace keeping us engaged and laughing. You can BYOB, but the seating is theatre style so don't... More 

Thank debkhoward
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We brought two teenages with us to the Bit Players improv performance. It was a perfect family outing. It was risque enough for our 16 & 17 year old to think that it was very cool and cutting edge, but not too risque that we had to explain anything. We all laughed, the teens felt that we were cool adults... More 

Thank WeGaLi
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

We went for New Years Eve. What a great surprise. I was expecting stand up, but this improv comedy was over the top. Not easy to do, but these bit players were great. Loved it. we'll be back next time we are in town.

Thank Angela V
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Unique venue, great crew. BYOB, friendly hosts. You won't regret checking it out. We live standup, but this was even more fun. With a different audience each night it's a new show every time.

Thank Steven B
Hebron, CT, United States
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Even though we've been coming to Newport since 2007 we finally made it to a performance by the Bit Players. We so wish we had visited sooner. The show was hilarious. We've been to an improv show in Hartford and they can't hold a candle to the Bit Players. We've also been to Second City in Chicago and laughed more... More 

Thank Joseph C
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

My boyfriend and I escaped to Newport for the weekend, as we often do when life gets crazy, and being in Newport often, I was looking for something different and out of the box for us to do, and found it!!! So much fun!!!! We were amazed with the Bit Players and without a doubt, will be back to see... More 

Thank Jamie M

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