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Providence Performing Arts Center

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Address: 220 Weybosset St, Providence, RI 02903-3707
Phone Number: 401-421-2997

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Great Venue

This is an awesome venue to see a show. Even better for a concert because there really isn't a bad seat in the building. So, it makes for an intimate concert. The only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Joshua M
West Warwick, Rhode Island
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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is an awesome venue to see a show. Even better for a concert because there really isn't a bad seat in the building. So, it makes for an intimate concert. The only area you should avoid is underneath the balcony. Sound system is lacking under there. However, for my show, I was second row balcony. This was fantastic. They... More 

Thank Joshua M
Smithfield, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with 3 other women. The show we saw was great, very funny. The inside is beautiful. Parking is sometimes difficult in the area.

Thank Danielle G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is something special about PPAC and I'm not quite sure what, but I love seeing shows there. I rarely see shows in Boston because the theaters are just not quite the same. Also they let you take your drinks into the theatre, so there is that plus while you enjoy the show!

Thank Trey J
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

My wife and I see plays/events/musicals at least monthly, and we love PPAC. Positives: beautiful old re-furbished theater, good line of sight in loge and balcony, seats on the main floor have a rise and seats are staggered by row, but could be difficult if a large/tall person is seated in front of you. Sound in the loge and balcony... More 

1 Thank bigports
Smithfield, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Took my mom to see a show over the weekend. Everything was very nice, but a little dated inside. The parking wasn't as bad as I had imagined for downtown on a Saturday.

Thank PD281
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

PPAC is as beautiful and elegant a theater as you will find in Boston or New Yord, (except it is easier to park in the area). It books many of the first-rate plays and musicals and other theatrical performances. It is truly a gem within Providence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Beautifully restored 1920's movie palace. Upgrades and improvements enable it to present a great selection of current and revival Broadway shows. Staff terrific.

Thank Ken O
Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

World-class performances in a beautiful theater. The only downside is parking, but you can usually find something in a few minutes.

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Newport, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We had the pleasure of visiting the Providence Performing arts center on Saturday night, May 21, 2016 to see Joe Bonamassa. We arrived at the theater at 7:25 for an 8 pm show. There was a line on two sides of the theater stretching for over 700 feet. By the time we entered the theater, the show had started and... More 

Thank Sunapee17
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We arrived a few minutes late after dining @ Hemenways The staff is very professional. They were able to tactfully lead the buzzed gentlemen to leave our seats & find their own. Never been here before, but the building is beautifully maintained as it has a nice classy appeal to it. We were fortunate enough to have the front row... More 

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