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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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Historic Theater

This is a great place to see a show. In its day it was formally one of many large movie houses in the city. It fell into disrepair and after housing several other venues, it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Greene, RI
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a great place to see a show. In its day it was formally one of many large movie houses in the city. It fell into disrepair and after housing several other venues, it was completely restored. This place is beautiful and rivals many of the famous theaters in Boston and New York. Just a great place to see... More 

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

This beautiful theater has a calendar full of the best shows and near some of the best restaurants in providence must check it out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Incredibly beautiful theatre! We went on the show "Wonders of Wurlitzer" where an organist played for about an hour, it was lovely just to be able to sit there and admire the music and decoration. The concert was at 2 pm and free of charge, so check their website if you want to see that, they said they will also... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

WHY travel to New York City when you can see all the Broadway hits (and then some), right here in your backyard? I saw Lion King on Broadaway and years later saw it here at PPAC, same exact spectacular show for less money and way less travel time. Beautiful theater and always a great amount of shows to please everyone,... More 

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Carver
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

What a great old venue. Excellent place to see a play or special show . It is loaded with ornate accoutrements seldom seen in more modern venues.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a beautifully refurbished old Loews movie theater with great acoustics and sight lines. Great theater to see live performances. Great restaurants nearby for before or after the show!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have been season ticket holders for several years for their play series and have renewed many times. The performances are excellent , great performers and the venue has good acoustics and sight lines. We also have seen comedy shows there as well as several concerts, each time it wS a great experience. If you park in the garage across... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

PPAC offers some great shows. I have seen some amazing Broadway shows there - Wicked, House of Mormon, and Lion King to name a few. The building itself is a gem. It is a beautiful, ornate building.

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Lincol, RI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

PPAC has evolved from a former vaudeville theater, movie house, and building facing a wrecking ball into a world class facility. Saved by the vision of the wife of its former owner its stage now features full Broadway shows, concerts, and numerous different performances. It has been lovingly restored and is a comfortable, convenient place to enjoy a variety of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This was my first time attending a show here. I live in CT and usually attend similar venues in Hartford and New Haven. This one was by far my favorite because there were many bathrooms for women. I know that sounds silly but when you only have internission to use the rest room with everyone else, that makes a difference.... More 

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Address: 220 Weybosset, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-421-2997
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Downtown Providence

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