If you’re looking for great art and performing art experiences in Rhode Island for you and/or your children, below is a great list of places to look into. Many of these places offer classes, summer camps and more.
Artists’ Exchange is home to multiple art studios, a gallery, art boutique and café, and a secondary venue, Theatre 82 & Café, a multi-use performance, meeting and instructional space. Featuring Character’s Cafe with a full breakfast and lunch menu, fresh coffee, burgers, salads, craft beer & wine, and live Jazz Music on Sundays!
50 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI, (401) 490-9475
Courthouse Center for the Arts
A non-profit community-based arts organization with a mission to produce and distribute exceptional arts programs, such as gallery exhibits, music events and educational opportunities.
3481 Kingstown Rd, West Kingston, RI, (401) 782-1018
Produces professional theatre of the highest quality, provides an outdoor Shakespeare Festival, and establishes a series of educational programs and training opportunities for both children and adults designed to enhance both knowledge and appreciation of theatre arts.
3 Granite St, Westerly, RI 02891, (401) 596-7909
Festival Ballet Providence
A professional ballet company, offering a wide ranging repertoire of classical, neo-classical, and contemporary dance.
825 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906, (401) 353-1129
Gamm Studio Junior
Gamm Studio Junior is a fun, nurturing and supportive environment where young people of all experience levels can stretch their creative muscles. From improvisation to classic scene study, imaginations soar and skills sharpen in these dynamic classes taught by Gamm resident actors and teaching artists.
Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860, (401) 723-4266
Restored Greek Revival Church providing high quality shows, while maintaining one of Westerly’s historic and beautiful landmarks.
1 Granite St, Westerly, RI 02891, (401) 596-2341
Built in 1926 for vaudeville, this non-profit run theater houses nationally-known music, comedy, and theater productions, as well as a variety of film releases and special events throughout the year.
59 Main St, East Greenwich, RI, (401) 885-4000
The Newport Art Museum
Educates and inspires by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting historic and contemporary visual arts with an emphasis on the rich heritage of the Newport region.
76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840, (401) 848-8200
Local & national touring bands play at this music club for many genres including rock, folk & blues.
1005 Main St, Pawtucket, RI 02860, (401) 729-1005
Ocean State Theatre
Performing arts center specializing in local musical theater & kids’ camps in an intimate setting.
1245 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick, RI 02886, (401) 921-1777
A one-time film & vaudeville house built in 1924, now a performing arts center with dining options.
848 Park Ave, Cranston, RI 02910, (401) 467-7275
Opulent 1920s theater hosting Broadway shows, plays, concerts, musicals & other performances.
220 Weybosset St, Providence, RI, (401) 421-2787
RI Ballet Arts Academy
Focusing on developing the potential talents of youth through dance, in particular through the discipline, artistry and physical demands of ballet.
7728 Post Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02852, (401) 294-9279
Rhode Island Youth Theatre
Rhode Island Youth Theater (RIYT) (formerly Fantasy Works Youth Theatre) has expanded its role in the Rhode Island community, offering new opportunities for our students to CREATE, PERFORM, and EXPERIENCE exceptional theatre.
2170 Tower Hill Road, Saunderstown, R.I. 02874, (401) 447-0458
Roberts Hall-Rhode Island College
Performing and fine arts opportunities offered by the College, produces professional and student performances and exhibitions.
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908, (401) 456-8144
Sandywoods Center for the Arts
Spot for live music on weekends, plus range of performance activities & a seasonal farmer’s market.
43 Muse Way, Tiverton, RI 02878, (401) 241-7349
This restored circa-1926 venue offers musical, comedy & dramatic performances plus classes.
28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895, (401) 762-4545
Theater by the Sea
Summer stock theater presenting musicals in a picturesque converted 1880s barn near the water.
364 Cards Pond Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879, (401) 782-8587
Dramatic arts venue with two theater stages for plays, musicals, films & education programs.
201 Washington St, Providence, RI, (401) 351-4242
Trinity Rep’s Young Actors Studio
Trinity Rep’s Young Actors Studio provides in-depth programming for students interested in all aspects of theater. Introductory classes taught by our education staff take place over fall, winter and spring trimesters and focus on playwriting, basic acting skills, improvisation, and scene study. Year-round advanced classes are taught by members of our education staff, resident acting company and artistic staff. In the summer we offer classes for students entering 1st grade through graduated seniors in our exceptional Young Actors Summer Institute.
201 Washington St, Providence, RI, (401) 521-1100
Long-standing performing arts center featuring national & local music acts, plus theater & comedy.
1 Ave of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903, (401) 421-2787
Warwick Museum of Art
An art museum connecting all ages and abilities to a variety of arts activities through exhibits, educational programs and cultural experiences.
3259 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02886, (401) 737-0010
Art Gallery with a mission to educate, encourage and inspire its membership, the local arts community and the general public and to promote fine arts in the community.
36 Beach St, North Kingstown, RI 02852, (401) 294-6840