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“Beautifully Restored Interior”

Providence Performing Arts Center
Ranked #2 of 98 things to do in Providence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I've been to plays (musicals!), comedy performances, and concerts in this venue, and it's pretty great...unless you're stuck in the nosebleed 3rd balcony seats. The sound is good wherever you sit, but those cheap seats aren't good for viewing.

Fun tip: The women's bathroom is bigger than my apartment. Have never ben to the men's "lounge" area, but am assuming it's similarly roomy.

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"great place to see a show"
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"beautiful theatre"
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"lion king"
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"broadway series"
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"les miserables"
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"balcony seats"
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"bob dylan"
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"great acoustics"
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"great seats"
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"season tickets"
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"phantom of the opera"
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"perfect venue"
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Had a wonderful evening for production of Love Never Dies. Very comfortable seats, pleasant staff (ushers), and nice decor. Great place for a variety of events

Thank IP3806
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Your visit to Providence should include seeing a Broadway Show or musical event at PPAC!
This former movie theatre is completely restored with an amazing center chandelier and perfect acoustics!

Thank Debbie R
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We saw Finding Neverland and loved it. Amazing sound effects.Their ushers are phenomenal..very helpful.

Thank Sheryl w
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

The best venue for a show. I've been here many times and don't think I've had a bad seat once. Décor is beautiful.

Thank KristenLouise65
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