The guide to accessibility in the Ocean State

Arts & Entertainment

 
AIAri

158 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
401-272-6418
Gallery accessible from 150 Washington Street through Roger Williams University. Call ahead for hours or to make an appointment. Bathrooms in Roger Williams University.
R M B

AS220

115 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
401-831-9327
Street parking only. Designated accessible spaces on corners of Empire Street.
P M B

Avon Cinema

260 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02906
401-421-0020
On street parking.
M

Bank R.I. Gallery

One Turks Head Place
Providence, RI 02903
401-456-5000
On street parking only. An accessible entrance is located at the right of the revolving door front entrance.
M

Bannister Gallery – Rhode Island College

600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
401-456-9765
Located within The Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, this gallery follows ADA guidelines relative to the exhibition of art, including height of works and printed materials being more easily readable for those with disabilities. Use Parking Lot C.
P V R M B

Carriage House Theatre

9 Duncan Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
401-273-9009
Staff assists with parking and seating for performances. Use entrance with ramp.
R B

Chorus of Westerly

119 High Street
Westerly, RI 02891
401-596-8663
One handicapped parking space available in adjacent lot. Accessible entrance with platform lift. Call ahead for accommodations needed.
P M B

Cinemaworld

622 George Washington Highway
Lincoln, RI 02865
401-333-8019
Dedicated platforms for wheelchairs in all theaters.
P V R M B

Columbus Theatre

270 Broadway
Providence, RI 02903
401-621-9660
On street parking. Front entrance is accessible via a portable ramp. Bathroom is located on the first floor but is not accessible for wheelchairs.
M

Courthouse Center for the Arts

3481 Kingstown Road
South Kingstown, RI 02892
401-782-1018
Handicapped parking and entrance in rear of building.
P R M B

David Winton Bell Gallery – Brown University

64 College Street
Providence, RI 02912
401-863-2932
On street parking only. Terrain bumpy and curb cuts limited. Bathroom in basement accessible via elevator.
M B

Dunkin Donuts Center

1 LaSalle Square
Providence, RI 02903
401-331-6700
Handicapped parking is available in the Rhode Island Convention Center parking garage located adjacent to the Dunkin Donut Center with access to the venue via a sky bridge. Several spaces available in the front of the building. Luxury boxes are wheelchair accessible.
P V R M B

Entertainment Cinemas

30 Village Square Drive
South Kingstown, RI 02879
401-792-8008
P V R M B

Festival Ballet Providence

825 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
401-353-1129
Call in advance for accommodations needed. On street parking only. Side entrance for wheelchair users on Fourth Street.
M B

Gallery Night : Providence – Transportation

Providence, RI
401-490-2042
Gallery Night Providence is a free, fun-filled introduction to Providence’s exciting art scene! On the third Thursday of the month, from March through November, twenty-seven of the city’s hot “art spots” open their doors inviting you to a visual arts party. Accessible Rhode Island has assessed and lists many of the galleries included on Gallery Night so that you can plan your own route. Free parking with several handicapped marked spots is available at One Regency Plaza, Providence and some galleries have nearby parking. Gallery Night buses do not have lifts and are not accessible at this time, but tour arrangements can be made for groups with their own bus transportation by calling one week in advance. Please contact Ida Schmulowitz at idahs@cox.net or 401-490-2042 to book an accessible tour or for further information.

Gallery Z

259 Atwells Avenue
Providence, RI 02903
401-454-8844
On street parking only.
M

Hunt – Cavanagh Gallery – Providence College

Hunt-Cavanagh Hall
Providence College
Enter 63 Eaton Street Gate
Providence, RI 02918
401-865-2401
Parking lot on side of building has accessible and van accessible parking. Entrance leads to elevator that takes you up to the gallery. Opening elevator door requires assistance.
P V M B

Imago Foundation for the Arts

36 Market Street
Warren, RI 02885
401-245-3348
Parking lot across the street with accessible parking.
P R M B

Krause Gallery at Moses Brown

250 Lloyd Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
401-831-7350 ext. 174

McCoy Stadium

1 Columbus Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
401-724-7300
P V R M B

Newport Grand Casino

150 Admiral Kalbfus Road
Newport, RI 02840
401-849-5000
There is plenty of accessible and van accessible parking in the main parking lot. Valet parking offers accessible ramps on either side of the front entrance. The ramp in the main lobby leads to a non-smoking level. 2 unisex bathrooms are located here. Two new elevators allow for easy maneuverability from one level to the next. Unisex bathrooms are located on levels 2 and 3 also.
P V R M B

OneWay Gallery

140 Boon Street
Narragansett, RI 02882
401-792-8800
R M

Opera Providence

585 Elmgrove Avenue (Office)
Providence, RI 02906
401-331-6060
Major 2016 performances take place at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol (PVRMB).
M

Providence Art Club

11 Thomas Street
Providence, RI 02903
401-331-1114
Wheelchair entrance via driveway on Thomas Street
P V R M B

Providence Performing Arts Center

220 Weybosset Street #2
Providence, RI 02906
401-421-2787(ARTS)
Parking available across Weybosset Street at Central Parking Garage. Assistive Listening System and ASL performances available. In case the elevator becomes inoperable, be assured that a fire marshall has advanced information as to the location of persons in wheelchairs and will escort people to safety. When calling for tickets, mention your needs so they can be accommodated.
R M B

Providence Picture Frame & Dryden Gallery

27 Dryden Lane
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-6196
Gallery on first floor accessible.
P R M

Providence Place Cinemas 16 & IMAX

10 Providence Place
Providence, RI 02903
401-270-4646
Mall parking.
P V R M B

Rhode Island College Performing Arts Series

600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
401-456-8144
Performances at The Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts. Suggest parking in Lot C.
P V R M B

Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra

667 Waterman Avenue (Office and Music School)
East Providence, RI 02914
401-248-7000 (Box Office)
For information on the School call 401-248-7070. All performances for the Philharmonic take place at Veterans Memorial Auditorium (M B).
M B

Rites and Reasons Theatre – Brown University

155 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02912
401-863-3137
Street parking only. Closest designated accessible spaces along Thayer Street. A few accessible spaces can be found on Page Street. Ramp to accessible entrance to right side of building steeper than ADA guidelines.
M B

Robert F. and Mary Anne Reilly Gallery – Providence College

Smith Center for the Arts
Providence College
Providence, RI 02918
401-865-2401
Parking on side of building leads to an elevator that takes you to the gallery, but a better option for those with walking difficulties is to be dropped off at the main entrance facing the campus. Push-button operated doors for men’s and women’s bathrooms.
M B

Showcase Cinema Warwick

1200 Quaker Lane
Warwick, RI 02886
401-885-1621
P V R M B

Showcase Cinema Warwick Mall

400 Bald Hill Road
Warwick, RI 02886
401-736-5454
P V R M B

Slater Memorial Park: J.C. Potter Casino Building

Armistice Boulevard
Pawtucket, RI 02861
401-728-0500
Has a few pathways that are great for scooters or motorized wheelchairs. Working carousel and building is accessible. Ladies bathroom accessible for wheelchair use, but not scooters. Mens room fine for both.
P R M B

Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery – Rhode Island School of Design

1st Floor, 169 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI 02906
401-277-4809
On street parking only.
M B

Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre

28 Monument Square
Woonsocket, RI 02895
401-762-4545
Parking lots with accessible spaces available across Main Street in Municipal Lot. Those with disabilities are accommodated in the orchestra section. Marquis Room accessible by elevator.
P M B

The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly

7 Canal Street
Westerly, RI 02891
401-596-2221
On street unmarked parking. Curb cuts not directly in front of gallery. Double door entrance.
R M B

The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler

228 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906
401-421-9230
On street parking.
M B

The Granite Theatre

1 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891
401-596-2341
Designated handicapped parking behind building. Steep wooden ramp leads to entrance on side of building. Entrance leads to aisle which would be too narrow for wheelchairs or scooters to navigate. Bathroom cannot be accessed due to stairs.
P

The Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts – Rhode Island College

600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
401-456-8194
Performance facilities include the 422-seat Sapinsley Hall, the 943-seat Auditorium in Roberts Hall, the flexible, black-box Forman Theatre, the Fannie Helen Melcer Dance Studio and the Little Theatre. Use Parking Lot C. Assistive listening system and ASL performances available.
P V R M B

The Sandra Feinstein Gamm Theatre

172 Exchange Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
401-723-4266
Accessible parking on the side of building. The Gamm is handicapped accessible-one level from parking to front row. Very accommodating for wheelchair users.
P V R M B

Trinity Repertory Company

201 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
401-351-4242
Designated accessible parking spaces on corners of Washington and Empire. Assistive listening system and ASL performances available. If elevator becomes inoperable there is a designated group of staff assigned to physically assist those who require wheelchairs.
P M B

Tsetse Gallery

401-569-3950
The TSETSE Initiative is a mobile creative center which incorporates a variety of art forms to build community creatively both through classroom teaching and public exhibitions.Check website for events, handicap accessible venues.

Twin River Casino

100 Twin River Road
Lincoln, RI 02865
401-723-3200
P V R M B

URI Feinstein Providence Gallery

80 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
401-277-5206
“Disability assistance is available upon 72 hours advanced notice.” On street parking only. Existing elevator has intercom on the outside in case wheelchair user requires assistance. Intercom also available on the stairwell.
P R M B

Veterans Memorial Auditorium

One Avenue of the Arts
Providence, RI 02903
401-421-2787
On street parking only.
M B

Wickford Art Association

36 Beach Street
North Kingstown, RI 02852
401-294-6840
Unisex bathroom lacks grab bars.
P V

William Vareika Fine Arts, Ltd.

212 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-849-6149
Large step at entrance.

Woods Gerry Gallery – Rhode Island School of Design

62 Prospect Street
Providence, RI 02906
401-454-6141
On street parking with one marked accessible spot.
P M

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