We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Firehouse Theater

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 4 Equality Park Pl, Newport, RI 02840-2017
Phone Number: +1 401-849-3473
Website
Today
09:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 141 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Laugh Out Loud Funny

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joseph C
,
Hebron, CT, United States
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 141: English reviews
Hebron, CT, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Helpful?
Thank Joseph C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank Jamie M
Pasadena, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We went to The Fire House Theater (10/22/16) to see The Bit Players. They did not disappoint. It was my first Imporv show and it was so GREAT that we stayed for the 2nd show too. We loved the BOYB style, letting us enjoy beverages we wanted. We found ourselves on a adventurous unplanned day full of RI. THANK YOU... More 

Helpful?
Thank WyattFamily4
new york
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

My wife and I have been to many improv shows over the years in NY, Chicago's second city, and even the improv festival in San Francisco. We went to a Bit Players show at the Firehouse theater recently and were extremely impressed with the group and had a really great evening. On the night we went, the evening was hosted... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank travelnman2000
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

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!

Helpful?
Thank Olya V
Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

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.

Helpful?
Thank Elizabeth G
east greenwich, rhode island
Level Contributor
762 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 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!

Helpful?
Thank dermgoddess
Fairfield, Connecticut
Level Contributor
154 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 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

Helpful?
Thank MissyH56
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 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 

Helpful?
Thank Deborah M
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 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 

Helpful?
Thank Erica C

Travellers who viewed Firehouse Theater also viewed

 

Been to Firehouse Theater? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Firehouse Theater and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Hartford, Connecticut
8 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Firehouse Theater staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?