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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.

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Presented by Methuen Ballet Ensemble

Long a traditional favorite, Methuen Ballet Ensemble brings the holiday classic to the Firehouse for their sixth year.

Multiple Shows Sunday November 29, 2015 3:00pm Info & Tickets
The Nutbuster

The Nutbuster Presented by Joppa Dance Company

Joppa Dance Company brings back local favorite! Join us for this wonderful jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, & ballet holiday performance.

Multiple Shows Friday December 4, 2015 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Full Moon Story Slam

Full Moon Story Slam Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

Our final story slam of the 2015 season features special guest storyteller, Norah Dooley, founder of the statewide story slam organization, Massmouth.

One Show Only Sunday December 6, 2015 7:00pm Info & Tickets
A Christmas Carol Panto!

A Christmas Carol Panto! Presented by Theater in the Open and Firehouse Center for the Arts

Charles Dickens will join us at the Firehouse to see just what has become of his beloved panto, and how a century and a half of "A Christmas Carol" has affected our holiday traditions.

Multiple Shows Friday December 11, 2015 7:00pm Info & Tickets
The Party! A Silver Soiree

The Party! A Silver Soiree Celebrating 25 Years

Auctions, live music, dancing, expanded menu, and a beautiful view - all in celebration and support of our non-profit arts center!

One Show Only Saturday March 5, 2016 6:00pm Info & Tickets
Symphony By The Sea

Symphony By The Sea Presents their 2015-2016 Season

Now on the threshold of it's 35th season, Symphony by the Sea will perform three concerts at the Firehouse!

Multiple Shows Saturday April 2, 2016 8:00pm Info & Tickets

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