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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.

13 The Musical

13 The Musical Presented by Acting Out Productions

Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, Book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn

Multiple Shows May 2, 2019 – May 4, 2019 Info & Tickets
The Great Fairy Tale Caper!

The Great Fairy Tale Caper!

Acting Out Productions presents the World Premiere of “The Great Fairy Tale Caper” by Jack Neary, May 4-5, 2019 at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, MA.

Multiple Shows May 4, 2019 – May 5, 2019 Info & Tickets
IDOL TALK: A Magical Memory Tour of Teen Idols

IDOL TALK: A Magical Memory Tour of Teen Idols Presented by Exit Dance Theatre

For this Mothers Day Weekend performance, Exit choreographers have collaborated with a host of women writers whose essays appear in the recent publication, Idol Talk; Women Writers on the Teen Idols That Changed Their Lives, edited by Elizabeth Searle and Tamra Wilson.

Multiple Shows May 10, 2019 – May 11, 2019 Info & Tickets
Ruth Moody Band

Ruth Moody Band Sea Level Oyster Bar Concert Series

Founding and current member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin’ Jennys, Ruth Moody has performed in sold-out venues around the world and made numerous critically-acclaimed albums.

One Show Only Thursday May 16, 2019 7:00pm Info & Tickets

Heathers One Night Only Series

Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers.

One Show Only Friday May 17, 2019 8:00pm Info & Tickets

Chicago One Night Only Series

The longest-running American musical in Broadway history, Chicago is based on a 1926 play about actual criminals and features the work of legends John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse.

One Show Only Saturday May 18, 2019 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde One Night Only Series

A musical based on the MGM motion picture starring Reese Witherspoon.

One Show Only Sunday May 19, 2019 7:00pm Info & Tickets
Lobster War

Lobster War Presented by Newburyport Documentary Film Festival

“Beautiful … A compelling statement on the effects of climate change on fisheries.” — Rob Conery, Cape Cod Times

One Show Only Sunday May 26, 2019 6:00pm Info & Tickets
The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid Presented by Port Players

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.

Multiple Shows May 30, 2019 – June 2, 2019 Info & Tickets
Soggy Po' Boys

Soggy Po' Boys

NHPR describes the band in this way: "If you've been to Sonny's Tavern in Dover, New Hampshire on a Tuesday night, you could be forgiven for feeling like you've stepped into a New Orleans jazz club.

One Show Only Friday May 31, 2019 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Lula Wiles

Lula Wiles With opening act Dan Blakeslee

"Lula Wiles are pushing the boundaries of Americana, crafting narrative lyrics that are just as detailed and complex as their tightly woven harmonies... The result is brilliant." – Sound of Boston

One Show Only Sunday June 23, 2019 8:00pm Info & Tickets

Honeysuckle With Sam Moss

Honeysuckle is a progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration.

One Show Only Sunday June 30, 2019 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Lenny Clarke

Lenny Clarke

We are happy to welcome Lenny Clarke back to the Firehouse for the third straight time due to overwhelming demand!

One Show Only Friday July 5, 2019 8:00pm Info & Tickets
Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward

Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward Part of the Sea Level Oyster Bar Concert Series

Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward are known for excelling in different genres, yet the two veteran musicians have been running in similar circles before pairing up for touring in 2019.

One Show Only Thursday July 11, 2019 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 Tuesday July 16, 2019 7:00pm Info & Tickets
Tyler Hilton

Tyler Hilton

Tyler is a charismatic and charming performer. Join us for an unforgettable concert!

One Show Only Tuesday July 23, 2019 7:00pm Info & Tickets
The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show Co-Presented with Prescott Park Arts Festival

The legendary cult LIVE version of The Rocky Horror Show comes to the Firehouse!

Multiple Shows August 2, 2019 – August 10, 2019 Info & Tickets
Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot

An inspiring celebration of the journey of one boy who hangs up his boxing gloves for ballet shoes.

Multiple Shows August 9, 2019 – August 25, 2019 Info & Tickets
Howie Day

Howie Day

The Boston Globe called Day “gorgeously seasoned, far beyond his years” with “a brave, beautiful singing voice.”

One Show Only Tuesday August 13, 2019 7:00pm Info & Tickets
Session Americana

Session Americana

"...Its rich palette is evocative and embracing and suggests that real greatness in terms of profile and sales is very close." - Northern Sky UK

One Show Only Sunday December 15, 2019 8:00pm Info & Tickets

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