Providence Performing Arts Center - Providence, RI

Providence Performing Arts Center is a gem in the heart of the city’s arts and entertainment district. Opened in 1928 as Loew’s State Movie Palace, it quickly became known as the “Jewel of Weybosset Street” and is the second-largest theater of its kind in the United States.

The theater features crystal chandeliers, marble columns and intricate plasterwork. It has gone through many upgrades over the years, including an extensive, multiphase restoration project that returned the venue to its original beauty. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places in the 1970s.

Providence Performing Arts Center attracts audiences each year with a variety of events, from concerts to Broadway productions. Legendary rock acts including the Doors and Van Morrison have taken the stage at the theater, and productions of Wicked and Les Misérables have entertained visitors as well. It has launched a notable 13 national Broadway touring acts, including Rogers and Hammerstein’s King and I in November 2016.

Providence Performing Arts Center is conveniently located off Interstate 95. Parking is readily available in nearby garages and lots, and the venue provides curbside drop-off just outside its front door. A variety of restaurant options, including pizza, seafood and steak, are all within walking distance of the venue. Accommodations are available at several hotels within a few blocks.

The theater encourages visitors to arrive at performances no less than 30 minutes before showtime. Outside food and beverages are prohibited, but concessions are sold at the venue. Cameras and audio/video devices are not allowed inside.
Tue
Feb 27, 2018
7:00 PM
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Wed
Feb 28, 2018
7:00 PM
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Thu
Mar 1, 2018
7:30 PM
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Fri
Mar 2, 2018
7:30 PM
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Sat
Mar 3, 2018
2:00 PM
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Sat
Mar 3, 2018
8:00 PM
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Sun
Mar 4, 2018
1:00 PM
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Sun
Mar 4, 2018
6:30 PM
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Tue
Mar 13, 2018
7:00 PM
An American In Paris
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Wed
Mar 14, 2018
7:00 PM
An American In Paris
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Thu
Mar 15, 2018
7:30 PM
An American In Paris
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Fri
Mar 16, 2018
7:30 PM
An American In Paris
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Sat
Mar 17, 2018
2:00 PM
An American In Paris
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Sat
Mar 17, 2018
8:00 PM
An American In Paris
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Sun
Mar 18, 2018
1:00 PM
An American In Paris
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Sun
Mar 18, 2018
6:30 PM
An American In Paris
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Thu
Mar 22, 2018
7:30 PM
Jay Leno
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Fri
Apr 6, 2018
7:30 PM
Theresa Caputo
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Sun
Apr 8, 2018
3:00 PM
Celtic Woman
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Wed
Apr 11, 2018
7:30 PM
Tony Bennett
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Sat
Apr 14, 2018
7:00 PM
Steve Martin & Martin Short
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Thu
Apr 26, 2018
8:00 PM
Joe Bonamassa
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Sat
Apr 28, 2018
2:00 PM
Rhode Island Philharmonic: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone In Concert
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Sat
Apr 28, 2018
8:00 PM
Rhode Island Philharmonic: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone In Concert
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Wed
May 9, 2018
7:30 PM
Jackson Browne
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Thu
May 10, 2018
7:30 PM
Brian Regan
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Tue
May 15, 2018
7:00 PM
Something Rotten
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Wed
May 16, 2018
7:00 PM
Something Rotten
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Thu
May 17, 2018
7:30 PM
Something Rotten
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Fri
May 18, 2018
7:30 PM
Something Rotten
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Sat
May 19, 2018
2:00 PM
Something Rotten
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Sat
May 19, 2018
8:00 PM
Something Rotten
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Sun
May 20, 2018
1:00 PM
Something Rotten
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Sun
May 20, 2018
6:30 PM
Something Rotten
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Fri
Jul 20, 2018
7:30 PM
Dan & Phil
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Sat
Aug 4, 2018
8:00 PM
Yanni
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
220 Weybosset St, Providence, RI
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History & Traditions:
Capacity:
3,000
Past Names/Nicknames:
Loew's State Theatre

Palace Concert Theater

Date/Year Built/Opened:
1928
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