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The Firehouse Center for the Arts hosts a wide variety of live performances throughout the year- from Firehouse Produced theater and professional musicians to comedy nights and local dance troupes, there’s something for everyone. Our intimate Arakelian Theater (191 seats) features excellent acoustics and there’s not a bad seat in the house. If you’re looking for excellent arts and live entertainment, (without fighting Boston traffic), then the Firehouse is the place for you.

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Tim Rice.

A Firehouse Production. Directed by Joseph Juknievich. Musical Direction by Alisa Bucchiere. Choreography by Fontaine Dollas Dubus and Jen Steeves.

Multiple Shows August 10, 2018 – August 26, 2018 Info & Tickets
Heather Maloney

Heather Maloney With opening act Hayley Reardon

Heather's songwriting is equal parts introspective and relatable.

One Show Only Sunday August 19, 2018 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Yonder Mountain String Band

Yonder Mountain String Band

Blending bluegrass, rock and countless other influences that the band cites, Yonder has pioneered a sound of their own.

One Show Only Wednesday August 22, 2018 7:00pm Info & Tickets
Will Dailey

Will Dailey Presented by 92.5 The River and Firehouse Center for the Arts

Join us for an evening with Will Dailey to help us kick off Newburyport Riverfront Music Festival!

One Show Only Friday August 31, 2018 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Say Darling

Say Darling with opening act Aubrey Haddard

Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter Celia Woodsmith teams up with critically lauded Guitar player Chris Hersch to form the band they always wanted.

One Show Only Wednesday September 5, 2018 7:00pm Info & Tickets
Boston Comedy Chicks

Boston Comedy Chicks Presented by Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Cutting Edge Comedy with a Cause!

One Show Only Friday September 7, 2018 7:00pm Info & Tickets


Vincent is a one man show written by Leonard Nimoy and performed by Doug Brendel.

Multiple Shows September 8, 2018 – September 9, 2018 Info & Tickets
John Gorka

John Gorka with special guest Amilia K Spicer

Rules of art were made to be shattered. When broken by accident, that’s gaucheness. When broken on purpose, well, that’s style. John Gorka’s technique breaks free from the rules of modern music.

One Show Only Friday September 21, 2018 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Lenny Clarke

Lenny Clarke

Known as the “Bad Boy from Boston,” Lenny Clarke has been on the comedy scene since the 1980’s, rising at the same time as other Boston comics, Steven Wright and Denis Leary.

One Show Only Saturday September 22, 2018 7:00pm Info & Tickets

TREASON! A New Musical

The love triangle that changed the course of the American Revolution.

Multiple Shows September 28, 2018 – October 7, 2018 Info & Tickets
Suitcase Junket

Suitcase Junket With special guest Dharmasoul

From the salvaged sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky tonks, and rock clubs, The Suitcase Junket conjures an entirely new sound.

One Show Only Friday October 12, 2018 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Soggy Po' Boys

Soggy Po' Boys

NHPR describes the band in this way: "If you've been to Sonny's Tavern in Dover, New Hampshire on a Tuesday night, you could be forgiven for feeling like you've stepped into a New Orleans jazz club.

One Show Only Friday November 2, 2018 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Melissa Ferrick

Melissa Ferrick

Regarded in the industry and by her peers as one of the most prolific and hardworking artists in the business, Ferrick brings a fresh Americana sound to the stage.

One Show Only Sunday November 11, 2018 7:00pm Info & Tickets
Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot

An inspiring celebration of the journey of one boy who hangs up his boxing gloves for ballet shoes.

Multiple Shows August 9, 2019 – August 28, 2019 Info & Tickets

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