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Arts & Culture Attractions In & Around Providence

Throughout the spring, summer, and fall you can find amazing events, entertainment, and other attractions from the following community organizations and businesses.

Roger Williams National Memorial

Roger Williams National Memorial is located at 282 North Main Street in Providence.  Here you can discover Roger Williams, the founder of Providence and an early proponent of Freedom of Religion.

The Roger Williams National Memorial Visitor Center also provides information about nearby sites and attractions and is a great place to begin your exploration of downtown Providence.

Providence Place Mall

Providence Place Mall

Looking for the perfect place to spend a fun day or night out? Look no further than Providence Place, Rhode Island’s ultimate shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. Indulge in finds from Macy’s, then catch the latest release at the onsite 16-screen Showcase Cinema De Lux.

Providence Children’s Museum

Rhode Island’s only museum especially for children and their families. Providence Children’s Museum is a hands-on place where kids, ages 1-11, and grown-ups play and learn together.

Come and explore the swirling, whirling ways of water, discover the bones beneath your muscles and learn how much fun learning can be!

The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

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A one-stop shop for things to see and do in the Providence area. Before your trip, check out our Web site for affordable getaway packages and listings of hotels, restaurants, attractions, and more. Once you’re here, stop by our Visitor’s Center, conveniently located in the heart of downtown at Rhode Island Convention Center for suggestions on where to eat, shop, dine, and have fun.

RI Historical Society

Visit the places where history happened through our dynamic and compelling historical walking tours.  Our trained guides will lead you through the streets of history supplemented with primary documents and images.  Our regular tour season runs from June through October.  Most tours run for 90 minutes, and though mainly in Providence, we have been known to explore other locations throughout the state.

Roger Williams Park Zoo

Roger Williams Park Zoo

One of the oldest Zoos in the country, Roger Williams Park Zoo is home to hundreds of rare and fascinating animals from around the world including cheetahs, snow leopards, moon bears, giraffes, and elephants all in naturalistic settings.

Providence Performing Arts Center

A world-class facility hosting first-class Broadway touring shows, plays, contemporary acts, concerts, and much more.

Trinity Repertory Company, Providence, Rhode Island. Formerly Emery’s Majestic Theatre.

Trinity Repertory Company

Trinity Rep

Trinity Repertory Company brings together a world of theater experiences that provokes people to think, moves them emotionally, and challenges their perspectives. We do this through nationally recognized stage productions, a resident company, the Brown/Trinity graduate theater programs, and K – 12 education programs.

First Works Providence


Dedicated to firsts, FirstWorks’ mission is to connect arts to audiences through artists’ first appearances in Providence, children’s first experiences with performance, and the premiering of new works. FirstWorks produces two annual performing arts festivals –FirstWorksKids and FirstWorksProv – and programs year-round outreach that extends throughout Rhode Island.

Since 2004, FirstWorks has presented seven world-class arts festivals, attracted more than 40,000 participants, and engaged more than 25 schools and social service agencies through our year-round youth programming. Providence Mayor, David N. Cicilline, has proclaimed FirstWorks an “unprecedented success.”