Firehouse Center For The Arts

1 Market Square

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!


Bob Pawlusiak

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
Nice theater. Not a bad seat in the house. Very good shows.

Jeffrey Heim

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017
What a neat building. The exposed wood rafters reminded me of days gone by. The show was fun and the sound system was great.

Maximilian Ma

Sunday, April 8, 2018
Very welcoming. I always leave this place with a smile.

Michael Letendre

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Great venue to see a local show. Some top taken and a great area to explore by foot. Parking lot (manicipal with credit card ticket for the fee of it is before 6pm) across the street. Great to talk to a local restaurant or ice cream and then catch a show.

Robyn S

Friday, June 16, 2017
What a wonderful place! Have seen 2 plays there so far and loved them. Building is beautiful and every seat in the house is a good one!

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…

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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 Di…

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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 gree…

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