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Bank of America Arts Showcase at Providence Performing Arts Center. Igniting Students' Imaginations.



The Bank of America Arts Showcase brings Rhode Island students and teachers to the Providence Performing Arts Center to share in the experience of live entertainment. Each year, approximately 10,000 students attend live performances of dance, music, or theatre at PPAC during school hours. This successful program creates an equal opportunity to expose all students to the arts!

Performances in the Bank of America Arts Showcase are presented by New England and Nationally Touring artists. The artists are selected by PPAC based on quality, cultural diversity, educational value and the positive message of the performances. Prior to each performance, teachers receive study guides to help in the development of curriculum activities. Following each performance, students and teachers are asked to submit a “report card,” grading the performance and offering feedback.

PPAC is pleased to announce that the Bank of America Arts Showcase program has been expanded to include performances suitable for both elementary and middle school students across the state. Students and teachers in Rhode Island public, private, parochial, and home schools are invited to attend the performances. Reservations are required (electronically) and requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets to Bank of America Arts Showcase performances are FREE; these tickets are not available to the public. This program is an outreach offering to Rhode Island school children and teachers only. Teachers who are interested in bringing their students to an Arts Showcase performance can email requests for registration materials to [email protected].

All performances will begin at 9:45 AM sharp and last for approximately one hour. (Please note that it may take up to one additional hour for all students to be called for their bus at the end of the performance.)

PPAC is pleased to announce that busing expenses to and from Bank of America Arts Showcase performances will be reimbursed to schools in
attendance during the 2020/2021 Series!

2020/2021 Bank of America Arts Showcase Season Performance information will be emailed and posted here in early Fall 2020!