Shopping, Entertainment, & Restaurants

Entertainment, Restaurants and Shopping in Providence and Rhode Island

Providence combines the convenience of a small town with the culture and sophistication of a larger city. The city of Providence has a thriving arts community, diverse neighborhoods, renowned restaurants and many things to see and do. The city has a compact size and is located conveniently between Boston and New York City.   Rhode Island has 39 miles of beautiful coastline. The scenic beauty and rich history of Rhode Island's other regions are a short drive from Providence. 


Performing Arts

201 Washington Street; Providence, RI -- Ph#: 401-351-4242

Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Thearter
172 Exchange Street; Pawtucket, RI -- Ph#: 401-723-4266

Festival Ballet Providence
825 Hope Street; Providence, RI -- Ph#: 401-353-129

Opera Providence
585 Elmgrove Ave; Providence, RI -- Ph#: 401-331-6060

Rhode Island Philharmonic
Ph#: 401-248-7070

WaterFire Providence
Ph#: 401-273-1155


Rhode Island International Film Festival
Ivy Film Festival
Providence French Film Festival
Latin American Film Festival

Music and Other Art Venues

115 Empire St; Providence, RI -- Ph#: 401-831-3663

Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)
220 Weybosset Street; Providence, RI -- Ph#: 401-421-2787

103 Dike St.; Providence, RI -- Ph#: 401-383-1112

Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
79 Washington St; Providence, RI -- Ph#: 401-331-587

Dunkin Donut’s Center
1 La Salle Square; Providence, RI -- Ph#: 401-331-6700

Movie Theaters/Cinemas

Avon Cinema
260 Thayer Street, Providence, RI
401-421- AVON

Providence Cable Car Cinema & Café
204 South Main Street, Providence, RI

Providence Place Cinemas 16
Providence Place Mall, 10 Providence Place, Providence, RI

Showcase Cinemas Seekonk Route 6
100 Commerce Way, Seekonk, MA

Showcase Cinemas Warwick Mall
400 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, RI

Showcase Cinemas Warwick
1200 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI


Rhode Island and the greater Providence area has a vibrant restaurant scene and a number of new restaurants are opening every year. Most restaurants can be searched for online or have their own website. There are also websites where you can obtain reviews, order online for delivery or take out, or search for restaurants in your area. Some of these websites have apps available for your mobile phone.

Yelp – reviews, contact information, local restaurant search

UrbanSpoon – reviews, contact information, local restaurant search

Grubhub – order online for delivery/takeout, reviews, contact information, local restaurant search

Providence is also home to a number of “food trucks” serving diverse, high quality offerings from their mobile kitchens. Food truck locations change daily and the best way to find their locations are on Twitter, Facebook, and the food truck’s own webpage, or at the following websites: and

Shopping Malls

Providence Place Mall
1 Providence Place, Providence, RI

Warwick Mall
400 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, RI

Garden City Center
100 Midway Rd, Cranston, RI

Emerald Square Mall
999 S. Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets
One Premium Outlets Boulevard, Wrentham, MA

Swansea Mall
262 Swansea Mall Drive, Swansea, MA