DIRECTIONS

The Providence Performing Arts Center is the destination of choice for experiencing the best in Broadway, regional, and local entertainment. It is located at 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI 02903 – just off of Interstate 95.

The theatre is conveniently located within walking distance of Providence Place Mall, The Dunkin Donuts Convention Center and many other must see attractions.

From points north

Take 95S to the Atwells Ave Exit 21. Go straight through 4 traffic lights and turn left at the 5th traffic light onto Broad Street, which becomes Weybosset Street.

From points south (take 95N to Point St Exit 20) and from points east (195W to Point St Exit 1A)

Proceed straight at the traffic light at the end of the Exit onto E Franklin Street. At Broad Street, turn right at the light (Broad Street becomes Weybosset Street). PPAC will be on the right side of Weybosset.

From Worcester/Western Massachusetts

Take 90E to Exit 10A (Worcester/Providence, Route 146/20) which will lead to Route 146S (Providence). Take Route 146S and merge on 95S in Providence. Then, follow directions for “from points north.”

From Logan Airport

Merge onto I-90 West. Take Exit 24 toward I-93. Merge onto I-93 South via the Exit on the left. Merge onto I-95 S via Exit 1 toward Providence (crossing into Rhode Island). Take the Atwells Avenue Exit 21. Turn left onto Atwells Avenue. Take a slight left onto Empire Street and then take a slight left onto Weybosset Street. 220 Weybosset Street is on the right.
Total Travel Estimates
Time: 1 hour 1 minute 
Distance: 52.07 miles

From T.F. Green Airport

Go north on Post Road/US-1 toward Alhambra Road. Merge onto RI-37 West toward I-95. Merge onto I-95 North via Exit 4B. Take Exit 21 toward Broadway. Stay straight to go onto Service Road No. 8. Turn right onto Broadway/US-1. Continue to follow US-1 North. Take a slight left onto Weybosset Street. 220 Weybosset Street is on the right.

Total Travel Estimates 
Time: 13 minutes
Distance: 8.44 miles

From Providence Station

Go southwest on Gaspee Street/US-1 toward Francis Street. Turn left onto Francis Street/US-1. Turn right onto US-1 S/Sabin Street. Take a slight left onto Empire Street, and then take a slight left onto Weybosset Street. 220 Weybosset Street is on the right.

Total Travel Estimates
Time: 3 minutes
Distance: 1.01 miles

From South Station


Take I-93 N to North St. Take exit 23 from I-93 N. Get on I-93 S/U.S. 1 S from Congress St, Summer St, L St and William J Day Blvd. Follow I-93 S/U.S. 1 S and I-95 S to Atwells Ave in Providence. Take exit 21 from I-95 S. Take Empire St to Weybosset St

 

Total Travel Estimates
Time: 1 hr and 2 minutes
Distance: 52.1 miles

From Newport, RI

Merge onto RI-138 East toward Jamestown/New York (Portions toll). Merge onto Tower Hill Road/US-1 North toward Providence. Take RI-4 North. Take Exit 21 toward Broadway. Stay straight to go onto Service Road No. 8. Turn right onto Broadway/US-1. Continue to follow US-1 North. Turn slight right onto Empire Street. Turn slight left onto Weybosset Street. 220 Weybosset Street is on the right.

Total Travel Estimates
Time: 46 minutes
Distance: 33.55 miles

 

Directions to The Vets

One Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI 02903

(GPS users: Use 83 Park Street to bring you to the I-95 side of The VETS. The VETS is located between Providence Place Mall and the Rhode Island State House and is visible from I-95 in either direction.)

I-95 From the North

  • Take Exit 22C
  • Continue around and turn right onto Providence Place
  • Providence Place ends at the stoplight
  • Turn left on to Park Street. The Providence Place Parking Garage will be on your right
  • At the next light take a right on Hayes Street for the Providence Place Mall Parking Garage Stateside Entrance (Nordstrom/north side of the mall)

OR

  • Continue through the light up Park Street to the Avenue of the Arts Plaza at the front of The VETS on your right.

I-95 From the South

  • Take Exit 23 STATE OFFICES bearing right
  • Stay in the middle lane of the exit to continue straight through traffic light on to State Street 
  • At the next light, Smith Street (RT 44), turn right. The Rhode Island State Capitol building will now be on your left
  • At the next light, turn left on to Francis Street. The VETS and The Avenue of the Arts Plaza will be on your right

OR

  • Continue down the hill to the lights and turn right on to Hayes Street for the Providence Place Mall Parking Garage Stateside Entrance (Nordstrom/north side of the mall).