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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.

Really Rosie

Really Rosie Presented by Acting Out Productions

From the brilliant minds of Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Carole King, “Really Rosie” is a jewel for children and adults.

Multiple Shows October 19, 2017 – October 22, 2017 Info & Tickets
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Presented by Acting Out Productions

A fast-moving, funny and extremely suspenseful telling of this much beloved tale. Plus, there’ll be music, dancing and ghost stories told by a talent cast of 26 adult and student actors.

Multiple Shows October 20, 2017 – October 21, 2017 Info & Tickets
Noam Pikelny

Noam Pikelny

Noam has emerged as the preeminent banjoist of his generation, and the greatest color-blind banjoist of all-time.

One Show Only Sunday October 22, 2017 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Organized Chaos: An Improv Safari

Organized Chaos: An Improv Safari A collaboration with Portsmouth Improv Learning Lab (PILL)

Join us on this Project Sparx/PILL adventure into the 'zone'! Come for the fun, but don't be surprised if you find more success on stage, in school, and in life!

One Show Only Tuesday October 24, 2017 5:30pm Info & Tickets
Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

Join us for this 1993 Walt Disney Halloween classic!

One Show Only Friday October 27, 2017 7:00pm Info & Tickets
Cold Chocolate

Cold Chocolate

"The band’s approach is decidedly modern, with as much an influence from folk and swing as from hard driving bluegrass." John Lawless of

One Show Only Saturday October 28, 2017 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Sierra Hull

Sierra Hull

“I think she’s endless. I don’t see any boundaries. Talent like hers is so rare, and I don’t think it stops. It’s round.” - Allison Kraus

One Show Only Friday November 10, 2017 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Nellie McKay

Nellie McKay "A renegade songwriter with an ultraflexible Great American Songbook sensibility..." -- ROLLING STONE

"Funny and touching, ceaselessly clever and scarily talented." -- NEW YORKER

One Show Only Sunday November 12, 2017 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Thomasina Glenn

Thomasina Glenn

Originally from the Midwest, 16-year old Thomasina Glenn discovered her home—and her music—in New England.

One Show Only Wednesday November 15, 2017 7:00pm Info & Tickets

TOMORROW A documentary film brought to you by Team Tomorrow

A documentary film brought to you by Team Tomorrow.

One Show Only Tuesday November 21, 2017 6:30pm Info & Tickets
Anaïs Mitchell

Anaïs Mitchell

Anaïs Mitchell’s 2010 album Hadestown is proof that music still has the power to surprise and delight. For starters, the guest list includes some pretty well-known names, including a certain Little Folksinger and a guy best known as Bon Iver.

One Show Only Friday November 24, 2017 8:00pm Info & Tickets
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Presented by Methuen Ballet Ensemble

Methuen Ballet Ensemble brings this holiday classic back to the Firehouse!

Multiple Shows November 25, 2017 – November 26, 2017 Info & Tickets


Brought to you in conjunction with Newburyport Youth Services

One Show Only Thursday November 30, 2017 10:00am Info & Tickets
Space People

Space People Directed by Adam Griswold

A humanoid alien spaceship crew gets stranded on Earth and must find a way to make contact with their side of the galaxy in order to stop a villain's nefarious plot.

One Show Only Monday December 4, 2017 8:00pm Info & Tickets

Darlingside With Special Guest Henry Jamison

Darlingside are a Massachusetts-based ensemble whose sound is an eclectic blend of 60s folk, clever wry wit, classical arrangements, soaring harmonies, and a modern indie-rock sensibility.

One Show Only Thursday December 7, 2017 7:30pm Info & Tickets
Girls Guns and Glory

Girls Guns and Glory

Now, in this milestone year, with Girls Guns and Glory recording for the first time on its own label, the group has channeled all it’s experienced into its most personal and, paradoxically, hardest-rocking release to date.

One Show Only Thursday December 14, 2017 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Chris Smither

Chris Smither

With a career spanning nearly 50 years, Chris Smither is a true legend of folk/blues music.

One Show Only Friday December 15, 2017 8:00pm Info & Tickets

Parsonsfield Holiday Acoustic Tour

The New York Times hailed the band as "boisterously youthful yet deftly sentimental," while Folk Alley dubbed their songs "the most jubilant and danceable indie roots music this side of the Carolinas."

One Show Only Sunday December 17, 2017 8:00pm Info & Tickets
The Sweetback Sisters

The Sweetback Sisters A concert fundraiser presented by Christmas Tree Santas

A Christmas Sing-Along with honeysweet voices backed by a rollicking roadhouse band!

One Show Only Tuesday December 19, 2017 7:00pm Info & Tickets
Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock

The Tedrock™ Fund, Inc. is proud to present an intimate night with Robyn Hitchcock, with opening duo Mike Gent and Pete Donnelly of the Figgs, in memory of Ted Collins.

One Show Only Saturday February 17, 2018 7:00pm Info & Tickets
Red Molly

Red Molly

Americana powerhouse trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, infectious songwriting, and captivating stage presence.

One Show Only Sunday April 1, 2018 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Magic Dick & Shun Ng

Magic Dick & Shun Ng

Magic Dick, the legendary harmonica player for Boston’s legendary J. Geils Band, and guitar and vocal sensation, Shun Ng, return to the Firehouse in 2018!

One Show Only Friday April 6, 2018 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical Music by Jeanine Tesoro. Book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire.

Coming June 15 - July 1, 2018

Multiple Shows June 15, 2018 – July 1, 2018 Info & Tickets

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