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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.

2017 Newburyport Literary Festival

2017 Newburyport Literary Festival

The Newburyport Literary Festival will be held in various venues throughout downtown Newburyport. Please see below for the events being held here at the Firehouse.

Multiple Shows April 29, 2017 Info & Tickets
The NEW Little Red Riding Hood

The NEW Little Red Riding Hood Presented by Acting Out Productions

Join us for a wild and funny new play by Jack Neary, the author/adapter of Acting Out’s The Ugly Duckling, The Great Race of the Tortoise and the Hare, and Robin Hood!

Multiple Shows May 4, 2017 – May 6, 2017 Info & Tickets
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Presented by Acting Out Productions

Join us for the classic favorite, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, adapted from the fantasy by Roald Dahl, written by Richard R. George.

Multiple Shows May 5, 2017 – May 7, 2017 Info & Tickets
Stand Up Comedy Night

Stand Up Comedy Night Laugh Riot Productions presents Dave Andrews, Chris Pennie, and Kristin O'Brien!

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

One Show Only Friday June 2, 2017 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Avenue Q

Avenue Q by Jeffrey Whitty

A Firehouse Production. 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
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 July 22, 2017 8:00pm Info & Tickets

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