Providence Performing Arts Center


220 Weybosset St
Providence, RI 02903



NileGuide Expert tip:

This theater is lovely and worth taking in a performance, however, the seating is very tight and the sight-lines toward the middle and rear of the theater can affect enjoyment of the performance. If you can, pay the extra money for the better seating in the mid to front Orchestra level or in the Dress Circle Balcony level. Parking: Curbside drop off is offered, but valet service is not. You will need to find parking in the area. Street side metered parking is plentiful and most affordable but there are also parking lots and parking structures nearby that offer a more pricey solution. Expect $10-$25 to park for an evening in a lot.


The Providence Performing Arts Center, or PPAC for short, was originally a movie palace built in 1928. The PPAC is now the heart of the arts and entertainment district of Providence. The 3100 seat theater is the second largest in New England and showcases many types of performances from Broadway touring companies, contemporary plays and concerts.After the partial renovations in the late 1970's, the theater was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Further renovations in 2000 to the proscenium, walls, ceilings and carpets were restored the venue to its original opulence.


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