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Providence Performing Arts Center

Address: 220 Weybosset, Providence, RI 02903 (Downtown Providence)
Phone Number: 401-421-2997
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Ranked #7 of 34 Activities in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Theaters, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Theaters, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts

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Milford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I have been to the PPAC three times now and every experience is unique and special! i saw Ghost, Wicked and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. For all three musicals my roommate and I brought the tickets the day of. The PPAC has a student discount two hours before the show and get a 50% off. The shows... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Amazing place! The inside of the building itself is just beautiful. The building is very fancy and shows you what a theatre was like in the old days. The one downside is the seating, the seats are very small and tight to the point where you feel like you are sitting on top of the person next to you. The... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I've seen a couple shows here. It's always great! I hate the civic centers with a million people. Parking is usually about $10 in lots. The inside is amazing. It brings you back to a time when places like this were very fancy. The seats are a little small and uncomfortable. They are probably original seats though. They sell beer,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

First time at this beautiful gem in Providence, RI. Went here to see The Illusionists and everything was amazing!! The staff quickly got us in and directed us to what door to stand at. The ushers where very helpful and pleasant bringing us in. I would absolutely go here again. And last but not least the old world charm of... More 

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Wow! The PPAC is such a wonderful staple in downtown. It kind of reminds me of a smaller version of Radio City in New York but with more charm. I took my family here in November to see Mannheim Steamroller. Great sound, great show!

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I took my family to see the Nutcracker ballet a week ago, this was a very cool night. What a delight to come here and see not only the ballet but the theater was very cool. I had taken my wife then my girlfriend here to see Grease back in 92. It has changed since then but tonight was so... More 

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Stoughton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Providence Performing Arts Center is the best theatre venue in all of southern New England. Easy access off the highway for parking and plenty of restaurants nearby so you can park well before showtime and walk to dinner. The decor is absolutely outstanding and the seats are well spaced for comfort. And the variety of theatrical offerings is as... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 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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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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