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Providence Performing Arts Center

220 Weybosset, Providence, RI 02903 (Downtown Providence)
401-421-2997
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Ranked #4 of 67 attractions in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Architectural Buildings
Most recent review
- Jul 1, 2014
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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

PPAC is truly one of my favorite places to watch a show. The ornate decor and design fascinate me every time, and you can see and hear well from every seat I've been in. Watching the Nutcracker Ballet here is a delightful experience, and see Les Miserables was something I relive over and over again in my heart. My only... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

PPAC is a beautiful gem in downtown Providence. This historic theater has been completely renovated to its former splendor as a perfect venue for great theater. Decorative elements and magnificent chandliers are attractions in themselves, but also contribute to the ambiance while enjoying a show. PPAC has come a long way from my college days when you could enjoy all-night... More

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NY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Saw a play at the center last year. Am going back for steely dan in sept. this year. Nicely restored theatre/ Great location. You can walk from the mar riot or biltmore.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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87 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There really is nothing like a show at PPAC. The theatre is beautiful, the accoustics are perfect, and the array of shows never lets you down. Recentlly, I saw Il Divo there and to say that the show was outstanding would be one of the great understatements of all time. Il Divo needs to be on everyone's must see list,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Such a great place to see anything!!! The theatre itself is gorgeous. I have been there 4 times, each time sitting in a different area. I haven't had a bad seat yet. The Center Loge balcony is my favorite spot though.

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Raleigh, NC
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4 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I traveled here to take my nephews to the play, "We Will Rock You." I had seen the show before, and although it is not my favorite, it was great for the 12 and 14 year-olds. The theater was in a great area. It was easy to find and easy to park, even for an out-of-towner. Like many old theaters,... More

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This theater is gorgeous. I couldn't help but stare at the walls, the ceiling, the design is absolutely stunning. The sound could use work, and my biggest complaint is how freakin hot it got during the second half of our show. My boyfriend actually couldn't keep his eyes open. But otherwise, if you have the opportunity to see a show... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Decent acoustics but long lines at the men's room. There's an acute shortage of facilities given the capacity of the house.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I grew up in RI and recall when this was Loews. Had not been there since childhood and went with friends to see "The Book of Mormon" This theatre is huge (seats 3100) and it has been faithfully and painstakingly restored to its nineteenth century beauty

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Needham, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We went to the PPAC Easter Sunday to see "we will rock you". I purchased 1/2 price tickets by using the promo code on their face book page. Obviously Easter Sunday was a quiet day. Went to the 6:30 performance and found free on street parking. Even at full price, tickets are much less than for the same show in... More

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