Performing Arts in Providence

The theater, Oscar Wilde said, is where we go to get a sense of what it means to be human, because nothing matches the power of a live performance. Providence has long packed a wallop when it comes to the breadth and depth of its performing arts scene.

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), built in 1928, is a grand architectural gem offering a full roster of Broadway shows, concerts, comedians and special events. Nearby, The VETS hosts an array of performances, from the Philharmonic and ballet to comedians and family shows. Trinity Rep has fed appetites hungry for the dramatic since its founding in 1963. Featuring both local and national talent, Trinity Rep offers classics, world premieres and everything in between during each thoughtfully-crafted season.  

Look below for details on these and other performing arts venues and artists in Providence and throughout the state, then sit back and enjoy the show.

PPAC Announces Season Lineup

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) just announced its lineup of amazing shows for the 2024–2025 season, including "A Beautiful Noise," "Shucked" and "Chicago." PPAC has also opened up subscriptions for both the Encore Series and the Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series. You can…

Trinity Rep Ticket Sales Announcement

Trinity Rep's 60 th Anniversary season begins in just a few weeks! Join the Tony Award-winning State Theater of Rhode Island in a celebration of community and family from September 2023 through June 2024. Season subscription packages are available for purchase now and start at $115 for one package of…

Performing Arts Venues