Performing Arts

Performing Arts

With two theatre companies, and renowned music and dance festivals, Rhode Island offers an exquisite menu of performing arts and cultural entertainment. The grandfather of performing arts in Rhode Island is the Providence Performing Arts Theatre. Rhode Island is home to professional theatre companies as well as community theater groups that perform stage productions throughout the state, including a popular Shakespeare series. Venues for theatrical productions range from the outdoor plays along the banks of the Newport Harbor, to charming 19th Century renovated Performing Arts theatre houses. Come experience Rhode Island's rich performing arts tradition.

Performing Arts

25 Locations Available in RI

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The following Performing Arts are listed in order by establishment name. Click on the establishment name for additional details and contact information.

2nd Story Theatre
East Bay

Astors' Beechwood Mansion
Newport County
This Victorian Living History Museum re-creates the vivid past of Newport in the year 1891. Interact with history as you step back in time for a 45-minute guided tour given by professional actors in costume replicating Newport high society. Call for dates for The Beechwood Speakeasy, Murder Begets Murder, an interactive Murder Mystery and Victorian Christmas Events. Astors' Beechwood Mansion is also available for special events and weddings. Handicapped access on first floor only.

Colonial Theatre
South County
The Colonial Theatre is a non-profit, tax exempt organization founded in 1985 for the purpose of bringing educational programming and theatrical performances to schools and the general public. It has presented admission-free summer productions of William Shakespeare's plays in Westerly's Wilcox Park since 1991.

Feinstein IMAX Theatre
Greater Providence
Rhode Island's only IMAX theatre, a large format film featuring a six story high screen. The 425-seat stadium style auditorium, features a state- of- the art digital sound system and 3-D features. The spacious lobby offers an opportunity for educational groups to meet prior and following the feature presentation.The Theatre is open every day, offering public and private screening times. Located on the Entertainment Level of the Providence Place shopping complex.

Firehouse Theater
Newport County
Community theater.

Goddard Memorial State Park
Warwick & West Bay
Goddard Park attracts thousands of visitors each year as Rhode Islandís most popular Metropolitan Park. The park offers a beautiful natural environment with spacious lawns, fields, and forested areas with a variety of trees from all over the world, including 62 deciduous and 19 evergreen species. Visitors can make use of a nine hole golf course, an equestrian show area, 18 miles of bridle trails, 355 picnic tables, 11 game fields, and a performing arts center for weddings, concerts, picnics

Gourmet Traveler
Warwick & West Bay
We are a motorcoach tour company that specializes in one day tours to New England and New York City. We serve fabulous food on the bus as we visit historic homes, broadway shows, lobster bakes,shopping and private vineyard tours. Visit us at www.gourmettravelertours.com

Greenwich Odeum
South County
A center for the performing arts dedicated to the presentation of a variety of professional entertainment, including music, theater, comedy and dance.

Mill River Players
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
A small intimate theater, seating approx 75-80 guests for dinner & show or show only. Comedy, musical and drama productions offered. Open year round. Reservations required for dinner and show and recommended for show only. Online reservations available at www.millrivertheater.com or 401.721.0909.

Murder On Us
East Bay
Murder on Us is Rhode Island's premiere Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. In our theater the action happens all around you. The scenes of the play are alternated with courses of the dinner. During the dinner breaks the actors mingle with the audience, giving more clues and entertaining on a one-to-one basis. Performing at the Barnsider, 3755 S. Main St., Providence.

NewGate Theatre
Greater Providence
NewGate's intimate loft theatre, in Providence, is home to performances ranging from cutting edge plays to classical dramas.

Perishable Theatre
Greater Providence
Company sponsors new plays, performance art, children's shows, theater-arts school and late night programs.

Providence Performing Arts Center
Greater Providence
Historic landmark theater built in 1928 as a Loew's Movie Palace. Rhode Island's home for Broadway productions, children's shows and other popular entertainment. Free theatre organ concerts Spring and Fall. Big screen movie series.

Rhode Island College
Greater Providence
Established in 1854 as the Rhode Island Normal School, RIC is the state's oldest public institution of higher learning. Serving nearly 10,000 students, it is a comprehensive college offering a variety of liberal arts and professional programs for both undergraduate and graduate students. Campus tours available.

Roger Williams University
East Bay
Liberal Arts institution set in the natural beauty of the historic New England coastline. Offering Bachelor degrees in Architecture, Arts, Fine Arts, Science; Masters programs in Education, Science, Criminal Justice and doctorates in Law.

Salve Regina University
Newport County
College Education. Administration building, Ochre Court (1888-91), designed by Richard Morris Hunt. Visitors are invited to stroll the seaside campus rimmed by the Cliff Walk, view the exteriors of twenty 19th-century buildings and tour the first floor of Ochre Court.

Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Constructed in 1926. Features 1167 seats and the 3rd largest movie screen in the state (20ft x 38ft). Offers a variety of performing arts perfomances. Completed restored performing arts center. Original painting and decor restored from 1996 to 2001. Wurlitzer organ.

The Blackstone Valley Visitor Center
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
The Visitor Center, 90-seat theater offers compelling 20-mintue film retracing the area's mill history and its impact on development of the Blackstone River Valley. Visitor services, gallery, gift shop, exhibits.

The Granite Theatre
South County
Newly remodeled air-conditioned theatre presenting the best of Broadway's comedies and musicals March-December.

The Providence Black Repertory Company
Greater Providence
The Providence Black Repertory Company fosters a creative environment that celebrates the artistic contributions of black artists throughout American history.

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Professional theatre offering plays of substance and distinction acted with excellence, in an intimate setting. Dramas, comedies and exceptional Shakespeare productions. Call for current schedule.

Theatre-By-The-Sea
South County
Popular, historic summer theater with surrounding gardens features professional, Broadway-style performances from June to September. Restaurant and post theatre-cabaret.

Trinity Repertory Company
Greater Providence
Award-winning classical and contemporary theatrical productions.

VMA Arts & Cultural Center
Greater Providence
Built in 1928, the Auditorium is the oldest arts venue in Rhode Island. Completely restored in 1990, the ornately-designed 2,100 seat concert hall houses the largest theater stage in Rhode Island and features a gilded proscenium arch, allegorical and heraldic ceiling murals and the finest acoustics in the region. VMA hosts the most diverse audience in the State through a broad range of events each season,VMA offers a variety of performances, rehearals, exhibitions, educational offerings, meetings, and special event opportunities.

Wilcox Park
South County
A historic park originally designed by Warren Manning with specimen trees, shrubs and display flower beds on 14-acres. Also a koi pond, dwarf conifer collection, fountain, monuments, day lily collection and perennial borders. Easy access from Merchants Parking area.

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