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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 70 Attractions in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Theaters, Performances
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Concord, New Hampshire
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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I went to PPAC to see Bob Dylan perform. PPAC provided a wonderful setting for the whole performance. The interior is wonderfully intricate and is an art piece to take in by itself. The acoustics were fantastic and the lighting gave a very homely feeling. As a tip, I would advise parking a block or two behind the theater. I... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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251 reviews 251 reviews
97 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Going to PPAC is an integral part of my performing arts experience in Providence. The theatre is conveniently located to many fine dining restaurants, the parking is adequate and reasonably priced, and theatre always has a schedule of outstanding peformances throughout the year. Simply put, it is the best venue in Providence to see a show

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I have seen about 4 traveling shows at the PPAC as well as the inauguration of the President. The PPAC is a beautiful performing arts center!! The architect and design is very pretty! I have set in many different seats from orchestra pit to the top back and have felt happy with my views. Because of the size of the... More

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Rhode Island
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I've been coming here since Patti LaBelle was here and Earth Wind & Fire in the 70's!!! It still remains one of the must stunning theaters in the State. They brought a lot of great plays and music recently. Definitely worth of visit.

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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111 reviews 111 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The venue is absolutely beautiful inside, and showcases some amazing shows. The ushers are usually volunteers who aren't as polite as we'd hope, but the aid finding your seat is appreciated. Parking in the area can be difficult or expensive. Plenty of nice eating venues around to kill time at before or after a show.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

PPAC, is a great venue. I have seen plays and concerts. Great value for a show. Also many local restaurants offer a deal when attending a show.

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great shows, we went to the Best of Rhode Island. Love the staff at PPAC, Good value for the shows if you have a chance to go! Highly suggest it!

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I love this place. It's Rhode Island's little version of Broadway/Off Broadway Theaters. There is always something that grabs your interest there. Great show's for both adults and children. Beautiful interior. Naturally the prices range from extremely affordable to on the pricey side. If ever visiting Little Rhody's State Capitol Providence, make sure to make a stop here and see... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Clean, well kept. Plenty of parking and nice staff. Will definitely search for more shows at this venue.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was an absolutely amazing place to view Wicked! I saw Wicked on Broadway a couple years ago and this fantastic venue allowed the performance to be just as amazing!

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