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Providence Performing Arts Center

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Address: 220 Weybosset St, Providence, RI 02903-3707
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I've been to MANY shows here over the years. The staff is always helpful and professional, and the space is beautiful and provides an excellent backdrop for the shows coming... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to MANY shows here over the years. The staff is always helpful and professional, and the space is beautiful and provides an excellent backdrop for the shows coming through. Easy and convenient location and parking.

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Thank Melissa H
Providence, RI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've never seen a bad show here, big name shows and some small ones too. Old fabulous theater, which is as beautiful inside as the shows are good!

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Thank WorldTravelerjaq
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place gives you that certain feeling that only grand old theaters really can. The lobby isn't gilded like those you might find in bigger cities, but the theater itself would be right at home in Boston or New York. It's big, ornate, and generally makes you feel like it's a special occasion. I'd totally recommend it as a Providence... More 

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Thank LikeItsMyJob
Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come to the Providence Performing Arts Center as season ticket holders. We know the productions are great! PPAC has been around for a VERY long time. The architecture is beautiful. The sound quality is great. There are refreshments available. I, personally, love the chocolate chip cookies they sell. They are so good! I just wish the women's bathrooms (one... More 

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Thank Bobbie W
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A total period renovation of this 1920's gem. It glitters and sparkles and it is just a wonderful place. The line up of shows isn't bad either. I just wish they still had 2 hour rush tickets. Otherwise it is a little pricey.

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Thank panama2000
NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the PPAC in early December for the Piano Guys concert. The show was wonderful but the venue was quite charming, historic, and our seats, which were in the balcony had a great view. We've been to many theaters in numerous cities and found this to be one of the nicer ones. Seats were comfortable and the show was amazing.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It brings back memories, I love coming to PPAC and bring my family to see how beautiful this place truly is.

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East Walpole
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

PPAC is a gorgeous facility. Great sight lines, especially about 15 rows back where the floor rise becomes more pronounced. We attended thr Nutcracker twice and enjoyed the show immensely. PPAC has a wide variety of entertainment options, and it's affiliation with the VMA performance space just broadens the choices. I shouldn't share this tip but they hsve a lobby... More 

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Thank William M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I was staying in Providence for the weekend and decided to catch a show. Saw A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. It was so fantastic!!! I would see it again! The theater is absolutely beautiful, plenty of open concessions for intermission so that there are no long lines, bathrooms were clean enough, and the staff was very helpful and... More 

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Thank QueenTu
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I love going to PPAC for events, the seating is very considerate for people that are tall like myself and my wife. The theater is beautiful inside and in the lobbies and harkens back to a by-gone era of oppulence and grandure. The only draw back is that they do not have a coat room which means you have to... More 

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