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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.

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
Merchants of Doubt

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

From the director of "Food, Inc.", this film is 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 26, 2017 3:00pm 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
Mr. Gaga

Mr. Gaga A True Story of Love and Dance (documentary film)

“Possibly the most exciting documentary for fans of edgier modern dance since “Pina”, with a complex, compelling lead character and plenty of striking performance footage.” -Variety

One Show Only Sunday March 5, 2017 5:00pm Info & Tickets
Irish Eyes Are Smiling… On You!

Irish Eyes Are Smiling… On You! Presented by Firehouse Senior Readers’ Theater

Join us at this free public performance culminating the winter session of the Firehouse's popular Senior Readers' Theater Program.

One Show Only Saturday March 11, 2017 1:00pm Info & Tickets

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 23, 2017 – April 2, 2017 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
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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