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“Great shows, historic venue”

Providence Performing Arts Center
Ranked #2 of 116 things to do in Providence
Certificate of Excellence
Wickford RI
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great shows, historic venue”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

This is an architectural gem. The stage takes you back 100 years with high gilt ceilings,murals, dramatic cornices, finials and such. The shows are first rate Broadway traveling acts. Downside are the old world seating and cramped leg space.

Visited August 2012
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Maine
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great place!”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Our family tries to get to Providence at least twice a year to see shows at PPAC. They have a great variety of shows for the entire family. The theater is absolutely beautiful both in the lobby and in the theater itself. The attendants are always very helpful getting around and finding your seats. The location is great if you want to walk to any of the wonderful local restaurants after the show! We are very much looking forward to our next visit!

Visited February 2012
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Providence, Rhode Island
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430 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Best venue for a show in the state”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

PPAC (as it is known to the locals) is Rhode Island's premier venue for any and all shows. Home to the Broadway touring shows as well as special events, PAC is always a joy to visit.

Visited August 2012
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Providence, Rhode Island
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149 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A wonderful addition to Providence”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

PPAC, as it's known locally, has brought touring Broadway shows to PVD. It's only problem involves acoustics, since there are places in the theatre where it's difficult to hear.

Visited September 2012
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Providence, Rhode Island
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“wonderful to see a show”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

We saw Beauty and the Beast on valentine's at PPac. The show was fabulous, as was the atmosphere. My one complaint is that the seats are very narrow and do not offer much leg room.

Visited December 2011
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