The Firehouse Center for the Arts is the cultural center of Newburyport. Located on the waterfront in the heart of our beautiful downtown — and, just a couple of blocks from the Essex Street Inn — the Firehouse is an intimate 191-seat theater that hosts a wide variety of cultural events including original theater productions, popular musical acts, a documentary film festival, comedy, dance, and performances by Symphony by the Sea and other classical ensembles. The broad-based programming they offer, and rotating art exhibit in the lobby, attracts fans from throughout the Northeast all year long. We urge our guests to check them out when making plans to visit us.

Here’s a look at what coming in Spring 2016:

March 10-20: The Other Place by Sharr White ~ An original play

April 1, 2016: Stand Up Comedy Night

April 2 – May 21, 2016: Symphony by the Sea

April 3, 2016: Joppa Dance Company presents “True Identity”

April 8, 2016: Melanie ~  A magical voice from the Woodstock era