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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.


LOVE/SICK by John Cariani

A Firehouse Production. From the writer of “Almost, Maine” comes a collection of nine slighty twisted and completely hilarious vignettes about the pain and joy that comes with being in love.

Multiple Shows March 30, 2017 – April 2, 2017 Info & Tickets
Our River

Our River Presented by River Valley Charter School

Middle school students of RVCS raise awareness about the endangered Merrimack River.

One Show Only Thursday April 6, 2017 6:00pm Info & Tickets
Fire at Sea

Fire at Sea A Documentary Film by Gianfranco Rosi

An Academy Award® nominee for Best Documentary Feature, the winner of a European Film Award and the first nonfiction film to ever win the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.

One Show Only Saturday April 8, 2017 6:00pm Info & Tickets

RISE Presented by Joppa Dance Company

Contemporary, modern, ballet, and jazz styles are represented in this exciting dance performance.

Multiple Shows April 9, 2017 Info & Tickets
Stand Up Comedy Night

Stand Up Comedy Night Laugh Riot Productions presents Corey Rodrigues, Mark Riley, and Matt Brown

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

One Show Only Friday April 14, 2017 8:00pm Info & Tickets

Cinderella Presented by Methuen Ballet Ensemble

The Firehouse welcomes back long-time favorite Methuen Ballet Ensemble with their rendition of the classic tale "Cinderella".

One Show Only Sunday April 23, 2017 2:00pm 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 from 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
Avenue Q

Avenue Q by Jeffrey Whitty

A Firehouse Production. Directed by John Budzyna. Musical Direction by Alisa Bucchiere. 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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