Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence

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The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), formerly Loew's State Theatre and Palace Concert Theater, is a multi-use not-for-profit theater located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. It was built in 1928 as a movie palace by the Loews Theatres chain to designs by Rapp & Rapp, the leading designers of music palaces at the time. PPAC contains 3,100 seats and hosts touring Broadway shows, concerts, plays and films.
The theater was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 under the name "Loew's State Theatre".
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  • I always enjoy visiting PPAC for a show. We went to see My Fair Lady in May 2022, bringing it full circle back to when I first came here to see My Fair Lady many years ago. The Licnoln Center... 
    I always enjoy visiting PPAC for a show. We went to see My Fair Lady in May 2022, bringing it full circle back to when I first came here to see My Fair Lady many years ago. The Licnoln Center...  more »
  • Beautiful historic building downtown. This theater hosts traveling theater and national tours. This is a treasure for the city. 
    Beautiful historic building downtown. This theater hosts traveling theater and national tours. This is a treasure for the city.  more »
  • Super venue. Great acoustics, nice sight lines, easy ticketing. wish we lived closer! We were in the first row of the least expensive seats and were very pleased to be in the balcony. 
    Super venue. Great acoustics, nice sight lines, easy ticketing. wish we lived closer! We were in the first row of the least expensive seats and were very pleased to be in the balcony.  more »
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  • EVERY staff member we encountered here was nice and helpful! From the lady at the door that checked our bags to the ones that pointed us towards the show and the ones helping people find their seats. It just felt so welcoming. The theater is beautifully charming. They have 2 women’s restrooms which is great so although there were a lot of people there was no wait. It was immaculately clean, including the restrooms and I love their practical hooks on the bathroom doors. Their pretzels were warm and just the right balance between crispy and soft inside. Would definitely visit again!
  • This place is amazing!!! The place has so much history, you can see it every area. I went to see a performance, they have good security and the staff check everything and direct you to the area you need to go. The also sell some food like pretzel. Good place to go and see a great performance.
  • Perfect setting to see Broadway shows, ballet or classic movies. Proscenium stage framed by golden curtains, classic post Victorian architectures that make you feel as if are in Russia. I am truly in love with this place.
  • The theater itself is wonderful. Beautiful theater, clean, and decent prices depending on the show.. Will definitely keep checking the schedule for shows that I like.
  • Marc Martel - The Ultimate Queen Celebration 🤩 Was amazing. The sound, environment, everything was on point. The only thing that I can complain is about the seats, narrow and small for people from 6'0 and above. Other than that, the theater is beautiful.

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