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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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Not a bad seat in the house

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Providence, Rhode Island
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
31 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Don't get me wrong I Love NYC, and nothing is quite like the lights of Broadway, but, The Providence Performing Arts Center has it all! I have been going to PPAC since the early 80's and have seen the beauty of the restoration...it is wonderful. Shows that rival NYC are often available. For example, I have seen productions of The... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Formerly Loew's State Theatre, the second largest in Providence, this is now the venue for classical and popular concerts (thank you, no rock or heavy metal), and stage plays and musicals, and a great place to view them, in a fine example of throwback sumptuous arabesque theaters.

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Little Rhody, United States
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186 reviews 186 reviews
41 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Having been going to PPAC for many years (even long before it was known as PPAC), I have seen many shows, performances and tours there. The acoustics have always been difficult in this huge (though beautiful) mausoleum, but the shows have usually been excellent. UNTIL RECENTLY. Combination of trying to get tax benefits by opening tours (so you get, in... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Absolutely love PPAC. As a student you can expand your knowledge of the performing art with 1/2 off tickets (with your student ID) after a play has begun (you will be limited to whatever tickets are left), giving you a major advantage as a JWU, PC, CCRI or URI student looking for something to do after classes. For the rest... More 

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