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Veterans Memorial Auditorium

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Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence RI

A spectacular venue for performing arts, concerts, special events and legendary artists, The Vet is home of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Festival Ballet Providence and the Providence Singers. Located on the Avenue of the Arts in downtown Providence, Veterans Memorial Auditorium hosts the city's most exciting concerts, shows and performances - from rock and pop bands to classical and contemporary vocal icons like Tony Bennett and Pavorotti. With its flawless acoustics, breathtaking proscenium stage and stunning décor, the auditorium is a magical place to experience the city's performing arts and theater productions. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Vet is a community treasure that has entertained audiences for over 6 decades.


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  • Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Festival Ballet Providence
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival


  • Cocktailing
  • Concerts
  • Entertainment
  • Ballet
  • Festivals


The Vet offers several concession outlets on the Hospitality and Mezzanine Levels, serving cocktails, wine, beer, sodas and bottled water before and during concerts and events. There is also a convenient coat check on the Hospitality Level.

Events, Concerts & Festivals

The Vet presents a variety of big-name concerts, from contemporary music to classical operas, legendary artists, local musicians, Broadway shows, dance and ballet performances, and community festivals. Veterans Memorial Auditorium is home of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Festival Ballet Providence, Providence Singers and the annual Rhode Island International Film Festival.


  • What is the seating capacity?

    With its stunning design and architecture, amazing acoustics and perfect sightlines, The Vet can seat over 1,900 fans for concerts, shows and events. Check out the seating chart at http://www.vmari.com/events/seating-chart
  • Where can I find parking?

    VETS is within a short walk or a quick complimentary shuttle ride. It’s also an easy to drive to the venue, located between the Rhode Island State House and Providence Place Mall. You will find secure paid parking for $2 (for 5 hours) at the Providence Place Mall North Entrance right behind the Vet. Free parking is available in the State of Rhode Island lots on Smith Street, and street parking is found on Francis and Smith. During major events, the street spots fill up fast.

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