The Firehouse Center for the Art is a 191-seat intimate theater on the waterfront of beautiful downtown historical Newburyport. This vibrant cultural center offers national, regional and local live performances at affordable prices. Additionally, we are proud of our family and senior programming.

1991 heralded the Gala Opening of the Firehouse Center. Over the past twenty years, the Firehouse Center has been a hallmark of local culture and arts, drawing patrons from the local communities as well as a large tourist crowd in the spring, summer and fall. Programming is broad-based, and includes dance, music, theater, an art gallery, and a school show series.

The mission of the Firehouse (Soceity 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 inidividual 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 artistic programs.