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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.

New Works Festival 2017

New Works Festival 2017

A Firehouse Produced Annual Festival. One Full Length play, two One Acts, and fourteen 10-minute Shorts will be featured in the Firehouse Center for the Arts' 15th Annual New Works Festival!

Multiple Shows January 20, 2017 – January 28, 2017 Info & Tickets
Emotional Creature

Emotional Creature by Eve Ensler

A Firehouse Production. Directed by Kimm Wilkinson. "Emotional Creature" is a call, a reckoning, an education, an act of empowerment for girls, and an illumination for parents and for us all.

Multiple Shows February 10, 2017 – February 11, 2017 Info & Tickets
Merchants of Doubt

Merchants of Doubt A film by Robert Kenner. A Sony Pictures Classics Release.

From the director of "Food, Inc.", a documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and climate change.

One Show Only Sunday February 12, 2017 5:00pm Info & Tickets
Stand Up Comedy Night

Stand Up Comedy Night Laugh Riot Productions presents Orlando Baxter, Jody Sloane, and Paul Landwehr!

There is no denying it... our Stand Up Comedy Nights are a HIT!

One Show Only Friday February 24, 2017 8:00pm Info & Tickets
The Party! Havana Nights

The Party! Havana Nights Join us for the party of the year - all in support of our non-profit arts center!

The Firehouse Annual Spring Fundraiser: Saturday, March 4th at the Blue Ocean Event Center.

One Show Only Saturday March 4, 2017 6:00pm Info & Tickets

LOVE/SICK by John Cariani

A Firehouse Production. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, LOVE/SICK is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.

Multiple Shows March 23, 2017 – April 2, 2017 Info & Tickets
Avenue Q

Avenue Q by Jeffrey Whitty

A Firehouse Production. Directed by John Budzyna. Winner of the 2004 Tony Award “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book!

Multiple Shows June 15, 2017 – June 25, 2017 Info & Tickets

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