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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
- Aug 21, 2014
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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Providence, Rhode Island
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87 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There really is nothing like a show at PPAC. The theatre is beautiful, the accoustics are perfect, and the array of shows never lets you down. Recentlly, I saw Il Divo there and to say that the show was outstanding would be one of the great understatements of all time. Il Divo needs to be on everyone's must see list,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Such a great place to see anything!!! The theatre itself is gorgeous. I have been there 4 times, each time sitting in a different area. I haven't had a bad seat yet. The Center Loge balcony is my favorite spot though.

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Raleigh, NC
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4 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I traveled here to take my nephews to the play, "We Will Rock You." I had seen the show before, and although it is not my favorite, it was great for the 12 and 14 year-olds. The theater was in a great area. It was easy to find and easy to park, even for an out-of-towner. Like many old theaters,... More

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This theater is gorgeous. I couldn't help but stare at the walls, the ceiling, the design is absolutely stunning. The sound could use work, and my biggest complaint is how freakin hot it got during the second half of our show. My boyfriend actually couldn't keep his eyes open. But otherwise, if you have the opportunity to see a show... More

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