Steeped in history and old-world charm, visit the Providence Performing Arts Center to see all the best in theater and the performing arts in Rhode Island. Built in 1928 by renowned theater architects as the Loew's Movie Palace, PPAC now presents daily lineups of touring Broadway shows, concerts, dance, family shows, and performing arts in an elegant setting. With 3100 seats, the PPAC is the second largest theater of its kind in the country. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places; it has also ranked one of the Top Venues in the world. Check out their website to see what is playing while you are in town and book our Providence Theater and Dinner Package at Hotel Providence for extra savings on all the best performances.
Prices -Varies per show.
The Box Office is open Monday - Friday, 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm; and 2 hours prior to all curtain times.
Like most stage theaters, the best seats at the Providence Performing Arts Center are the orchestra seats. However, depending on your comfort level and preference, balcony seats can be just as rewarding, if not better. Take a look at the PPAC seating chart before choosing your seat to get a glimpse of where you want to be.
It is suggested to arrive at the Providence Performing Arts Center at least 30 minutes before the performance. If you are late, the theater imposes its Latecomer Policy which asks late-arriving guests to wait until the approved time to enter the theater. There are concessions to visit while waiting for the curtain call and lounge areas to relax in prior to the show.