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220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02906

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220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02906

Year opened: 1928

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Providence Performing Arts Center is a 3,100-seat venue, located in the centre of the area's arts and entertainment district. The center is on the National Register of Historic Places, and has been ranked by Pollstar as one of the Top Venues in the world. Between 1972 and 1975 the building was known as the Palace Concert Theater, and it was used mainly for rock concerts. It now holds a wide range of events, including Broadway shows, concerts, plays and movies.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Newsies

    Opens Oct 20

  • Motown - The Musical

    Opens Nov 03

  • The Book of Mormon

    Opens Nov 17

  • Festival Ballet Providence: The Nutcracker

    Opens Dec 18

  • Pippin

    Opens Feb 16, 2016


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October 20-25, 2015

The record-breaking, Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon that tells the story of an unlikely band of underdogs who take on the biggest names in publishing in an "inspirational" (The Hollywood Reporter) fight for justice, is touring the country!

Motown - The Musical

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November 3-8, 2015

Motown: The Musical is Broadway's hottest music history musical - a vibrant journey through the Motown genre from Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye to Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. The show tells the story of Berry Gordy, the founder of the record label Motown Records and one of the pioneers of Motown.

The Book of Mormon

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November 17-22, 2015

With NINE Tony Awards - including Best Musical - a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and top New York critic Ben Brantley himself calling it the "best new musical of the century", this is one show you won't want to miss when it comes to a stage near you. Yes, that's right - you no longer have to fly to Broadway to catch this worldwide phenomenon, the boys are bringing it to you!

Festival Ballet Providence: The Nutcracker

December 18-20, 2015

Rhode Island's very own Festival Ballet Providence's magical production is complete with colorful costumes, Swarovski crystal snowflakes, stunning dancing, and a cast of over 100 performers. Based on the original story by E.T Hoffman, we follow the journey of Clara and her beloved Nutcracker prince as they defeat a giant mouse army and venture to the Kingdom of Sweets where they experience a dance festival like none other!


February 16-21, 2016

A young prince sets out on a journey to find the ultimate meaning of life in the vaudevillian spectacular of Pippin, from Godspell creator Stephen Schwartz. Told by a roving cast of an anachronistic acting troupe, the musical first wowed audiences in 1972, seducing them with the astonishing musical fable, set to a rousing 1970's rock score, including the hits 'Magic to Do' and 'I Guess I'll Miss the Man.'

October '15

Oct 20-25, 2015

November '15
December '15

Dec 29, 2015-Jan 3, 2016

January '16

Dec 29, 2015-Jan 3, 2016

Jan 26-31, 2016

February '16

Feb 16-21, 2016

March '16
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Apr 8-10, 2016

Apr 23, 2016

Apr 26-May 1, 2016

May '16

Apr 26-May 1, 2016

May 21, 2016

June '16

Jun 14-19, 2016

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