The Jacob Jolliff Band is the next generation of bluegrass supergroups, led by one of the country's premier contemporary bluegrass mandolinists.
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.
The Newburyport Literary Festival will be held in various venues throughout downtown Newburyport.
The Big Show Presented by Institution for Savings
The Firehouse Annual Fundraiser
“It’s not an overstatement to say that Eilen Jewell is Johnny Cash reincarnate… Jewell packs a punch that doesn’t bruise until after the meaning of her work sets into listeners’ bones.” –Country Standard Time
Sleeping Beauty Presented by Methuen Ballet Ensemble
Featuring internationally renowned principal Petra Conti and Boston Ballet principal Eris Nezha.
Produced by Newburyport High School’s Creative Writing Class
Lizzie, the Musical Presented by UNH Department of Theatre and Dance
by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Stevens Hewit
Charley Co-Presented with Anna Smulowitz
The play, Charley, is based on the true story of a twelve-year-old boy living in Boston in 1910.
Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels are familiar with the traditions of folk music and how a string band is supposed to sound. In fact, they’ve been drawing on those steadfast traditions for more than a decade.
A film by Tracey Anarella
The music of Austin-based singer/songwriter and guitarist Slaid Cleaves is rooted in country and traditional folk songs, but it is unusual enough to have held interest in a sea of singer/songwriters across the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s.
Exit Dance Theatre, founded in 1987, returns with another special performance!
Bombshell The Hedy Lamarr Story
“Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is a new documentary from writer-director Alexandra Dean that fascinates with its biographical zigs and zags…” -- Ty Burr BOSTON GLOBE
Fan Favorite Film Series
Confessions of a Fine Art Addict: A lecture by Jim Fitts
Join us in welcoming local youth band Cold Spring Harbor back to the Firehouse stage!
Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a very young age. Growing up in a family where music was an important part of life, they were exposed to a wide diversity of musical influences.
With accolades including the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year; Song of the Year; Songwriter of the Year and Album of the Year — the Gibson Brothers truly need no introduction in the bluegrass world.
presented by KB's Center of Dance and Movement
Session Americana is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle.
Honk! Jr. Presented by Acting Out Productions
With a score by George Stiles and book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins), Honk! Jr. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that will delight every member of the family this summer!
THE SKY IS FALLING: the story of Chicken Little Presented by Acting Out! Productions
In the tradition of Acting Out productions such as THE NEW LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD and THE BIG SNORE comes THE SKY IS FALLING: the story of Chicken Little.
Shrek The Musical Music by Jeanine Tesori. Book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire.
A Firehouse Production. Directed by Danielle Howard. Music Direction by Justin Knowlton.
How many shows has your dad sat through for you? Dance recitals, school plays… probation hearings? Now you can finally repay him by bringing him to a hilarious and heartwarming show designed specifically for Dads and the people who love them.
Space People 2 Written, directed, and produced by Adam Griswold
Independent Film Series
National Lampoon’s Vacation Fan Favorite Film Series
Join us as we view this hilarious favorite on our big screen!
Back by Popular Demand!
Jesus Christ Superstar Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Tim Rice.
A Firehouse Production. Directed by Joseph Juknievich. Musical Direction by Alisa Bucchiere.
The Boston Globe called Day “gorgeously seasoned, far beyond his years” with “a brave, beautiful singing voice.”
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.
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