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Providence Performing Arts Center

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Address: 220 Weybosset, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-421-2997
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Jay Leno in Concert

Have been to the Art Center twice, and both times enjoyed the shows. Beautiful venue, restored nicely, Not a large theater, but loads of charm. If you dine at the Providence... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
tonifitch
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Massachusetts
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Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Have been to the Art Center twice, and both times enjoyed the shows. Beautiful venue, restored nicely, Not a large theater, but loads of charm. If you dine at the Providence Hotel, the hotel will let you park there for the show you attend.

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Seekonk, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This is one of the under-appreciated gems of the city. The theater is old-time opulent gorgeous! If you are in the area, catch a show, you will be impressed by the quality of the performances and impressed by the elegance!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

we stayed over in Providence to see John Mellencamp at the PPA. This venue is one of the most memorable I have been to.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Friendly staff all around. It's also nice to have such open areas that are easily accessible when walking around. Nothing worse than feeling crammed in a building. Beautiful decor and very well run.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The majesty of an old movie theatre at its best, Providence is lucky to have saved this venue from the wrecking ball. Elegant!

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

excellent performance. Great dance, great music, excellent sense of humor and humility. Could not have asked for a better show

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Beautifully restored and well maintained theater with not a bad seat in the house in the heart of the theater district. We live equidistant to Boston and Providence and will see the same acts here as in Boston, but for less money and traffic.

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Not bad for Providence, but Boston gets the production companies. Also, parking around here can be expensive, look around before you park.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We have seen several shows there over the past few months. A few days ago we saw Jay Leno and it was a fun night out. The theater is beautiful and was restored recently so you see all the glory of it's architectural details. good acoustics as well. We sat in row LL for Jay and thought it was a... More 

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Massachusetts
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

By any standard, this is a beautiful theater. We attended last night to see Jay Leno perform. They've done a great job taking a 1920's theater and modernizing while keeping its 1920's charm and beauty. Seating was comfortable (sat 2 1/2 hours w/bad back & no issues) with ample leg room. We sat far right orchestra and there were no... More 

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