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Curtains Up!

Peek Behind-the-Scenes at the Providence Performing Arts Center

Saturday, February 1st 1-3pm

You may have enjoyed a Broadway show or concert at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), but have you ever peeked behind the curtains to see how the magic really happens? Join us for a FREE behind-the-scenes look at Providence’s most spectacular theatre.



Saturday, September 26, 2020

It’s never too early to save the date when we’re talking about unprecedented access to 30+ unique places across Providence. You heard us right! Mark your calendars for September 26th, 2020 for the return of Doors Open Providence!

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About Us

Doors Open RI connects people to local places of cultural, historical and architectural significance in an effort to bridge communities and inspire new perspectives on our cities.  In partnership with a multitude of cultural and community organizations, Doors Open RI provides behind-the-scenes access to Rhode Island’s best-kept secrets through programs and tours planned throughout the year culminating in a biennial free citywide open house festival. Most of our programming currently takes place in our capital city of Providence, but we dream of someday growing into a statewide initiative.

Help us push RI’s Doors Open! Donate to our crowdfunding campaign:


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Support Us

We believe that through welcoming the public inside the gems at the heart of our communities, we can strengthen the connections between people and the places around them. In this sense, we aim to transform our residents into advocates for our built environment and ambassadors for Rhode Island.

We can’t do this alone. While our biannual festival and many of our other programs are free for visitors, they aren’t free to organize. Your contributions will pay for programmatic and organizational necessities such as our program series and supplies, event guides, signage, marketing and staffing. Your support is the key to making Doors Open Rhode Island a reality.


Doors Open Pawtucket + Central Falls, Cogswell Tower. Photo courtesy of Design Imaging Studios.

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Unless otherwise noted all photography provided by Design Imaging Studios.