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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 Mark Riley, Mike Koutrobis and Joni Grassey

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

One Show Only Friday February 23, 2018 8:00pm Info & Tickets
BUGS the Film

BUGS the Film Directed by Andreas Johnsen

"BUGS is one of most compelling documentaries about food in the past few years." - John Wedemeyer, Mxdwn ★★★★

One Show Only Sunday February 25, 2018 7:00pm Info & Tickets
Tom Rush

Tom Rush

Tom Rush returns to the Firehouse for two shows only!

Multiple Shows March 2, 2018 – March 3, 2018 Info & Tickets
Glass Ceilings

Glass Ceilings

The Firehouse Center for the Arts is excited to collaborate with The Actors Studio of Newburyport's city-wide, month-long celebration of Women's HERstory Month this March.

One Show Only Sunday March 4, 2018 1:00pm Info & Tickets
Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor

Join us in welcoming local youth band Cold Spring Harbor back to the Firehouse stage!

One Show Only Wednesday March 7, 2018 8:00pm 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
John Hammond

John Hammond

"John's sound is so compelling, complete, symmetrical and soulful with just his voice, guitar and harmonica. He's a great force of nature." -Tom Waits

One Show Only Sunday April 8, 2018 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Peter Yarrow

Peter Yarrow

Legendary musician Peter Yarrow weaves a narrative of his life in music and politics, punctuating the major events with renditions of the iconic songs we all know and love.

One Show Only Saturday April 14, 2018 8:00pm Info & Tickets


In honor of his biggest musical influence, Shaun Hague has been making waves with his Journeyman – A Tribute to Eric Clapton.

One Show Only Sunday April 15, 2018 8:00pm Info & Tickets
The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride Fan Favorite Film Series

Join us as we view this cult classic favorite on our big screen!

One Show Only Monday April 16, 2018 7:00pm Info & Tickets
Eilen Jewell

Eilen Jewell

“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

One Show Only Sunday April 29, 2018 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty Presented by Methuen Ballet Ensemble

Featuring internationally renowned principal Petra Conti and Boston Ballet principal Eris Nezha.

One Show Only Sunday April 29, 2018 1:00pm Info & Tickets
Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor

Join us in welcoming local youth band Cold Spring Harbor back to the Firehouse stage!

One Show Only Friday May 25, 2018 8:00pm Info & Tickets
The Gibson Brothers

The Gibson Brothers

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.

One Show Only Thursday May 31, 2018 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Session Americana

Session Americana

Session Americana is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle.

One Show Only Sunday June 3, 2018 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Shrek The Musical

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

A Firehouse Production.

Multiple Shows June 15, 2018 – July 1, 2018 Info & Tickets
Father’s Daze

Father’s Daze

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.

One Show Only Sunday June 17, 2018 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Space People 2

Space People 2 Written, directed, and produced by Adam Griswold

Independent Film Series

One Show Only Monday July 2, 2018 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Tim Rice.

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

Multiple Shows August 10, 2018 – August 26, 2018 Info & Tickets
John Gorka

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.

One Show Only Friday September 21, 2018 8:00pm Info & Tickets

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