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.Put Providence Performing Arts Center on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Providence tour itinerary planner.
The theater was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 under the name "Loew's State Theatre".
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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 »
The PPAC theater is beautifully restored. Many Broadway touring shows launch from there. Ticket prices are very reasonable.
The PPAC theater is beautifully restored. Many Broadway touring shows launch from there. Ticket prices are very reasonable. more »
The facility is a historical gem. In very good shape. We've seen many great performances here and my favorites so far are Motown and Book of Mormon. The surrounding area is also great for dining and drinks. A more affordable night compared to Boston but all the charm.
It is so beautifully historic and just the atmosphere is amazing. The plays I've experienced is the Nutcracker ballet many times, Cats, and recently Pretty Woman the musical. So magical, if you haven't experienced the wonder of this historical theater, to see a performance you won't be disappointed.
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