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Firehouse Theater

4 Equality Park Pl, Newport, RI 02840-2017
+1 401-849-3473
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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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
What fun?!

My district manager took a bunch of us to their show. The bit players at the firehouse theater put... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Lynzy W
via mobile
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  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bit players” (64 reviews)
“improv comedy” (14 reviews)
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4 Equality Park Pl, Newport, RI 02840-2017
+1 401-849-3473
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

1  Thank hike_PA
Reviewed 31 March 2017 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
Reviewed 28 March 2017

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.

1  Thank Katherine T
Reviewed 23 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
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank debkhoward
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...More

Thank WeGaLi
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
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
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...More

Thank Joseph C
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...More

Thank Jamie M
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can we bring our 10 and 16 year old sons
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
What age group is this for? Looking for something to bring 16 and 19 year old to.
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
Should we buy tickets in advance ? Can we buy at the door or does it sell out.? Thanks, Christine I am looking to go Saturday August 15 th.
7 August 2015|
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Response from dvcguy | Reviewed this property |
No ticketing fees I would buy as soon as your date is confirmed