Firehouse Center For The Arts

Address: 1 Market Square
Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone: 978-462-7336

Arts-inspired experiences!

Our Mission: 

The mission of the Firehouse (Society for the Development of Arts and Humanities) is to advance the arts and humanities in the Greater Newburyport region by:

  • fostering the growth and development of the individual artists and cultural organizations through its programs and services

  • stimulating understanding of and participation in the arts and humanities, and

  • presenting, sponsoring and producing a broad range of cultural, educational and artist


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!

Recent News

  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare 2015

    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]A Firehouse Production - A Hilarious Comedy!By Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. Book and lyrics by James W. RodgersDirected by: Bonniejean WilburThe Firehouse Fall Production is in the "Works"!Mark your...

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  • Firehouse Spring Production! - 'All in the Timing by David Ives'

    5 One Act Plays - 5 Directors! This collection of one act plays by David Ives are used often as single pieces on the high school and college level. When they are cast by adults and put together in an evening - it becomes GREAT theater!A Sure Thing Director: Tim DieringWords,...

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  • Exhibition: Recent Landscapes by Jonathan MacAdam

    MacAdam works in oil, on canvas and board, and his paintings echo the effect of light and shadow in the landscape in a style reminiscent of the 19th Century Hudson River School.His skies are gorgeous and contrast dramatically with the soft, deep green trees that form many of...

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  • New Works Festival 2014

    Schedule:Friday January 24, 2014:8:00 pm: One Act:Keep Abreast* by Mary Beth Smith Director: Glenda DonovanShorts:It's Not You by Dina Crawford Director: Tim DieringHopper by Carolyn Russell Director: Cynthia ArsenaultFor the Love of Egon by Hortense Gerardo Director: James ...

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