Home to one of the largest cultural arts centers in New England, Providence offers several opportunities to escape to the world of performing arts.

Trinity Repertory Company

Trinity Rep reinvents the "public square" with dramatic art that stimulates, educates and engages our community in a continuing dialogue.

Providence Performing Arts Center

A work of art in itself, this historic landmark–more commonly known as PPAC–is an exquisitely crafted venue featuring touring Broadway theatricals, A-list comedians, and most every genre of music.

Veterans Memorial Auditorium

A cherished jewel of cultural life in Rhode Island, the VMA remains a unique performance venue for legendary artists, local performers and community traditions. The theater celebrates flawless acoustics, a breathtaking proscenium stage and exquisite interior.


Graduates let loose at the close of RISD's colorful outdoor Commencement.