The mission of the Firehouse Center for the Arts is to enrich and entertain all segments of the Greater Newburyport region by providing high quality visual and performing arts experiences.

About the Firehouse

The Firehouse Center for the Arts is a non-profit center for the arts gratefully supported by you and others in the community. Our 191 seat theater is active throughout the year with Firehouse Produced events, partner presentations, and arts education programs. Everything we do is made better by the artists, audience, philanthropists, businesses, and volunteers that help us on a daily basis. It’s been said many times, but it remains true; it takes a village, and what a wonderful village supports the Firehouse!


John Moynihan, Executive Director

Colleen Cullen, Development Director

Bridget Thompson, Marketing Manager

Sam Trottier, Office Administrator/Production Assistant

Alyssa Olsen, Gallery Director

James Atkins, Operations Manager

Jeffrey Elwood, Director of Education

Nancy Ogasapian, Box Office Manager

Evelyn Kovach, House Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

Patty King, Asst. House Manager

Judy Corsetti, Asst. House Manager

Adele Jones, Assistant Program Director - Project Sparx


Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT)

North of Boston CVB

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Firehouse Capital Campaign for building improvements

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More than 150 community members of all ages help the Firehouse!


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