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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: Theaters, Architectural Buildings
Most recent review
- Sep 9, 2014
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Middletown, Rhode Island
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have seen many Broadway shows and musical events at PPAC. This theatre is a gem. Last year my husband and i saw Diana Ross and most recently we saw Rain. Which was a great show depicting the Beatles era. I highly reccomend visiting PPAC.

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We love going to PPAC because it attracts world class talent in one of them most beautiful, restored venues. Acoustics superb and comfortable seating for a vintage theater.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have been to "the theater" so many times I have lost count…and that a very good thing. The broadway series is second to none. Comedy shows, like Jim Gaffigan and Jerry Sienfeld can not be beat!!! Eddie Vedders' solo performance was phenomenal. The Lion King, Miss Siagpn, Rent, Phantom of the Opera,…..shall I go on?? PPAC (Providence Performing Arts)... More

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

One of my favorite local places to watch a performance. Ever since I was very little I have enjoyed the productions here. Definitely a must see.

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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