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

The theatre is conveniently located within walking distance of the Providence Place Mall, The Amica Mutual Pavilion (The AMP).  and many other must see attractions.

From points north

  • Take 95S to the Atwells Ave Exit 37A (formerly 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 36B, formerly 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 I-90E toward Boston - keep right to merge onto Massacusetts Turnpike East toward Worcester, Boston. 
  • Take Exit 94 to merge onto RT-146S toward Providence. 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 toward I-93 South, Boston.  
  • Take Exit 134 - 135 to merge onto I-93 toward South Boston.  
  • Keep right on I-93 South toward Providence, RI, I-95 South. 
  • Take a slight right turn to merge onto I-95 South toward Providence, RI 
  • Take Exit 37A onto Atwells Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Broadway.
  • Turn right onto Empire Street. 
  • Turn left onto Weybosset Street. PPAC will be on your left.   

Total Travel Estimates
Time: 1 hour 2 minutes 
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 37A 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

Head southwest on Railroad St toward Park Row W. Turn right onto Finance Way. Turn left onto Francis Street/US-1. Turn right onto Eddy Street, and then turn right onto Weybosset Street. 

Total Travel Estimates
Time: 5 minutes
Distance: .7 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 exit 37A, Atwells Ave in Providence.
  • 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).
  • Take the exit onto US-1 North Tower Hill Road/US-1 North toward Rt-4 North,  95 N, Providence.
  • Take RI-4 North and then continue onto I-95N.
  • Take  Exit 36B onto Point Street. 
  • Turn right onto Friendship Street.   
  • Turn left onto Richmond Street.  
  • Turn right onto Weybosset Street.   

Total Travel Estimates
Time: 38 minutes
Distance: 33 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.)

From I-95 North

  • Take Exit 37D, Providence Place.  
  • 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 South

  • Take Exit 38, 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).