The Stadium Theatre and Conservatory has been a fan favorite since it was founded in 1926. Given its name because of the stadium-style seating, founder, Arthur Darman, wanted every patron to feel as if they had the best seat in the house. In the beginning, the Stadium Theatre had three shows a day, seven days a week, equipped with a twelve-piece orchestra. Stars from all over came to Woonsocket, Rhode Island be part of the Stadium Theatre culture. The rise of movie theatres led to the closure in 1990 until local citizens banded together to create the S.O.S (Save Our Stadium) fund which raised enough money to save the theatre.
With the community volunteering and donating, the Stadium Theatre was able to be restored over time, with many new programs and venues. From offering full plays such as Les Misérables, with the entire volunteer cast, to implementing programs for the youth to develop their passion for the theater and arts at a young age to offering rentals of their elegant rooms, the Stadium Theatre has it all. They were able to expand and add a 30,000 square foot building, deemed as the Stadium Conservatory. This is home to space for costume designing, set and prop building, rehearsals, and classes. The Stadium Theatre and Conservatory is loved by all residents of Rhode Island and hopes to bring many more years of joy through theater and the arts.
Visit their website at stadiumtheatre.com or give them a call at 401-762-4545 to see their services or to check out a list of upcoming shows. They have multiple productions every month, with something perfect for everyone. You won’t want to miss out!
Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre
28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895