Essex Street Inn and the Firehouse Center for the Arts are teaming up to offer a special veterans discount program. Beginning on June 1, any active duty or veteran military personnel will be given a $5 discount on all tickets purchased for Firehouse Produced and Presented performances at the Arakelian Theater.

“Essex Street Inn is proud to continue its efforts to give back to veteran’s in our area by supporting the Veterans Impact Ticket program at the Firehouse Center for the Arts,” notes John Guertin, owner of Essex Street Inn. Adds Lori Guertin, “The Firehouse is the cultural center of Newburyport, and it is our hope and goal that Newburyport’s veterans have the opportunity to enjoy some of the many shows performed there over the course of the year.”

Tickets for this program can be purchased through the Box Office with valid military ID and will be credited to the entire transaction.

“The idea stemmed from a conversation I had and I am thankful to John and Lori Guertin for their support of this initiative,” says John Moynihan, Executive Director of the Firehouse. “It feels great to be able to give back to those who were willing sacrifice themselves for us.”

Firehouse Center for the Arts is a member-based non-profit organization located on the waterfront at Market Square in Newburyport, MA, home to the 191 seat Arakelian Theater and Institution for Savings Art Gallery. The Firehouse offers live theater, film, dance, music, children’s programming, arts education for youth and adults, our acclaimed New Works Festival, and a rotating art gallery which exhibits works by local and international artists. The Firehouse is handicapped accessible.