The Community Outreach Initiative of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) involves a variety of programs and activities that make the theatre accessible to a wide range of people, especially young audiences and artists. This Initiative became a PPAC organizational priority when the Board of Trustees voted to dedicate all Annual Fund Campaign contributions to its support.

Community Outreach programs that receive Annual Fund support include:

For more information on the Providence Performing Arts Center’s Community Outreach Initiative and its programs, email us at:

Report to the Community

The Providence Performing Arts Center continues to take pride in our ability to make this magnificent building accessible to the entire community it serves. The programs of our Community Outreach Initiative make that accessibility possible.

A myriad of supporters, tireless volunteers, individual donors, private foundations, public corporations, and our local, state, and federal governments have joined PPAC in this undertaking . Their support has enabled PPAC to build future audiences by offering programs that bring the community into the Theatre for unique theatrical experiences. To merely say thank you seems somehow inadequate, which brings us to the book you are about to download.

Ongoing support of the Theatres restoration projects, Annual Gala, and Annual Fund ensure the legacy of this significant historical landmark for the next generation. PPAC hopes this Report to the Community will enlighten you about the PPAC that exists beyond the spotlights of our Broadway shows.

To receive a copy of the Report to the Community, please contact theDevelopment Department at 401-421-2997 or at