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Providence Performing Arts Center

220 Weybosset St, Providence, RI 02903-3707
+1 401-421-2997
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Beautiful Restored Theater

I have been coming here for years and I marvel at the interior every time I walk through the doors... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hunchat
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Chatham, Massachusetts
Classic Theater

This venue is gorgeous. The architecture is old world and the whole experience is very pleasant... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Heather B
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Norwich, Connecticut
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  • Excellent76%
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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220 Weybosset St, Providence, RI 02903-3707
Downtown Providence
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+1 401-421-2997
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"jersey boys"
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"beautiful theatre"
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"great venue"
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"balcony seats"
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"bob dylan"
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"great acoustics"
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"great seats"
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"ladies room"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been coming here for years and I marvel at the interior every time I walk through the doors. I have sat at many different locations here and I've always have a good view of the stage. My favorite seats are front row of...More

Thank Hunchat
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This venue is gorgeous. The architecture is old world and the whole experience is very pleasant. The stagehands are just phenomenal.

Thank Heather B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This theater is stunning esthetically and acoustically perfect. I’ve seen dozens of shows there from single comedians to full Broadway style musicals and from many different seats and they have all been great The building is beautiful and well kept. Bathrooms generally flow quickly at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This show is a must-see and the Performing Arts Center is a fabulous venue for it. The theatre seats are comfortable and there is ample leg room. They have a number of opportunities to purchase food and drink on the different floors, which really reduced...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shen Yun was a lovely classical Chinese dance production (part dance and martial arts). The vibrancy of the colors and the various programs were introduced with an explanation, which made the storyline easy to follow. There were many lovely and memorable programs including, but not...More

Thank dfasching
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think the PPAC is gorgeous inside and I love the ease of getting into Providence. Plus, the parking is plentiful, close and a bargain compared to Boston, so for those reasons, I'd give it 4-5 stars. The reason I could only give it 3...More

Thank Maureen G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow the beauty of this venue,knocked me out,centrally located and updated without ruining it's beauty from a bygone era,this is truly a reason why we restore these gems,engage the ushers,truly they know the history of this true Providence gem

Thank Dan T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've attended quite a few shows at PPAC and loved it. Providence is so much easier to get to from the Cape than Boston! The theater is quickly accessed from Route 95 and there are quite a few restaurants and hotels within walking distance as...More

Thank CapeCodders919
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had tickets for the Estefan story. We weren’t quite sure what to expect of the Venue having never visited before. The Ppac as it’s called is a great old theater. Built in 1928 it’s been completely redone. We had great seats in the orchestra...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have had season tickets at PPAC for more than 25 years. We LOVE this place. It's gorgeous and the seats are very comfortable (especially compared to most theaters!). Also - and this is very important - they have ENOUGH ladies' rooms!...More

Thank Cathy M
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megreene52
16 December 2017|
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Response from redeco | Reviewed this property |
Try the Mezzanine or Balcony. Seats aren't as large as in the Orchestra, and there is less leg room, but this shouldn't matter to children. And, from the upper area, you get panoramic views of the stage.
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mdr91
28 September 2017|
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Response from Kate G | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I volunteered at the PPAC for years and found parking on Clifford near Richmond, 3 blocks behind the PPAC, to be the easiest. It was free street parking at night and points you right to the freeway for easy... More
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pmfloraldesign
21 September 2017|
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Response from LandonsMimi | Reviewed this property |
I am not entirely sure, maybe where the double letters or so start.
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