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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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Small yet enchanting

Beautiful architecture, great selection of shows and so close to home. Parking is close and affordable. Good views from most areas, great views from others. Acoustics are top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful architecture, great selection of shows and so close to home. Parking is close and affordable. Good views from most areas, great views from others. Acoustics are top notch and the ambiance is great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have seen many shows here , and we have always enjoyed the experience . We always see people we know .Venue is beautiful with much detail . There are light refreshments with a small lounge and full bar . It's a classy night out .

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

A trip to Providence is nt complete unless you've had a chance to visit the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC). Every seat in the house is a good one, the sound reproduction is superb, and the ticket prices are most often very reasonable. The Broadway Series offers shows to suit every taste. And if you, like me, happen to live... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It doesn't matter when you go, the performances are always top notch. The acoustics is good and the theater itself very comfortable. Sometimes, if you go an hour before a show, you can get discount tickets.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have season package and always enjoy the shows. Not a bad seat in the house, good acoustics and lighting too.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the architecture and have loved everything we've seen there. Parking is fairly convienient, too.

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Thank Lisa T
Asan, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Brought my mom here as a Christmas present and could not have been more perfect. A beautiful old theater with an extremely friendly staff. The play was just perfect.

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Plymouth, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

we were there last year to see a Chinese acrobatic group and then to switch things up went back to see the Blue Man Group there. Both shows were great, seats were comfortable, the theater is beautiful to walk through. Definitely will be back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

A first visit to the Center, to see The Nutcracker. What a beautiful and beautifully maintained building! It was much grander, in that wonderful early-twentieth century style, than I had imagined it would be. Every worker we encountered (ushers, manager, the guy at the bar) was efficient, polite, friendly. The seats were comfortable and big enough. And it was all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The theater is a gem - every seat is a good seat. I just wish the theater didn't have such a strict no photo policy before the show and during intermission. The ushers were quite aggressive about enforcing this but I don't see the harm as long as people don't take photo's during the performance. Sorry i couldn't give the... More 

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