Companies

If you are a part of a performing arts company in Rhode Island then you are already a member of the Rhode Island Performance Exchange. If you don’t see yourself here, email us atinfo@riperformance.org and we’ll add you!

2ndStory 2nd Story Theatre
We are a welcoming, community-focused business producing affordable, professional-quality theatre in Warren, RI since 2001. We foster participation in the arts, provide a vibrant cultural destination, and proudly showcase homegrown talent.
3 heARTS
We are an emerging group that produces new work. Each and every production is a fundraiser! Healing through the arts! Can’t theatre be fun and work for the greater good? The answer is simple – it can and we do!
academyplayers Academy Players of Rhode Island
Since 1955 we have been a true community theatre! Run by a dedicated team of volunteers, we create high quality productions for all participants, and instill civic pride in our community while connecting with organizations throughout New England.
All Stories Theater Company
We are an informal association of theater artists dedicated to bringing a diverse array of exciting, compelling stories to audiences in the Boston/Providence area – and beyond. Established, January 2013.
AntiGravity Theatre Project
We are a theatre cooperative dedicated to multidimensional, dramaturgically alert, community conscious performance. Centered in PVD and NY we seek to produce and support performance that traverses boundaries and thumps with a beating heart.
artist_exchange Artists’ Exchange
A multi-faceted community arts organization which is home to two black box theatre spaces and a thriving theater program, Artists’ Exchange produces four community theater productions each year and acts as a resource for emerging theater companies to stage their work.
Bit Players
Bring Your Own Improv
We are an interactive improv show that welcomes voluntary audience participation! Applaud at a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions, or if you feel you’re ready, jump up and get involved with us on stage!!!
Brandon Shaw/Cleave
Brandon is a choreographer and dancer with a fascination with partnering work. His work amalgamates fierceness with tenderness while exploring themes such as cowardice, integrity, and endurance.
Bristol Theater Company Bristol Theater Company
We were founded in 1983 as Bristol High School Alumni Theatre Co, and became Bristol Summer Theatre Co in 1985. In 1989 we formally became The Bristol Theatre Company, and since have collaborated with Blithewold Gardens, Linden Place and the Bristol Rotary.
The Community Players
Contemporary Theater Company
counterproductions Counter-Productions Theatre Co.
Founded in Boston in 2007, we are a dedicated group of performing artists determined to produce high quality theatrical entertainment. In 2011, we moved to Rhode Island, producing plays at The Stadium Theatre, Artists’ Exchange, and 95 Empire.
Courthouse Center for the Arts
Daydream Theatre
ECAS Theater
Elemental Theatre Collective
We commission, coerce, solicit and create new plays. We develop them. And then we produce them. Sometimes we re-work a classic play in a new way, for fun. We are based in Providence, RI.
Empire Revue
Epic Epic Theatre Company
Festival Ballet Providence Festival Ballet Providence
As Providence’s premiere professional ballet company, we thrill audiences with a repertoire of classical, neo-classical, and contemporary dance, enhancing local culture through our performances and educating RI’s children and adults in our school.
Four Frogs Productions
We strive to make the entire theatre experience open and available. We imagine new ways for theatre to be accessible to interested artists and amateurs, create exciting new performances, and transform classic works with fresh ideas and perspectives.
The Gamm Theatre
Improv Jones
Everything we do from start to finish is made up on the spot. An Improv Jones show is provocative, iconoclastic, rude, sweet, and hilarious.
The Island Moving Company
LaVoce La VOCE: Theatre That Speaks
Established in 2009 by Artistic Director Patricia Hawkridge, we are committed to giving a voice to works that seek to promote social change by creating dialogue.
Listening LABoratory
Live Bait
We are RI’s only true-life monthly adult story show. If you have a story that fits our theme, put your name in the fishbowl. When your name is called, come up and tell it in 6 minutes or less. No notes, no rants, no standup, just honest storytelling.
Lostwax
Manton Avenue Project
Marley Bridges Theatre Company
MixedMagic Mixed Magic Theatre
Based in Pawtucket and founded in 2000 by Ricardo and Bernadet Pitts-Wiley, we strive to bring diverse stories to the stage through prose and song, tackling well-known and original productions. Our mission: Building more literate and arts-active communities.
Ocean State Theatre Company
OutLoudTheatre Out Loud Theatre
Founded in 2009, we are traveling artists making innovative theatre through movement, music, & text. Focusing on the core of a story, we create a genuine experience for actors and audiences through our visual, emotional, and physical work.
barker The Players
The Players, America’s Oldest Little Theater, has been producing 5 plays a year since its founding in 1909. We are a private club that gladly welcomes new members. We perform in our own theater, The Barker Playhouse, located at 400 Benefit Street on Providence’s East Side.
Providence Improv Guild
RamshackleEnterprises Ramshackle Enterprises
Beth Nixon is the human behind many Ramshackle Enterprises. I create puppet shows, pinatas, parades, pageants, clown acts, suitcase theaters, illustrations, masks, magical lands and other spectaculah- on her own, and in collaboration with other humans of all ages, abilities and persuasions.
Rather Dapper Entertainment Rather Dapper Entertainment
We believe that experience is the best teacher. The main goal of RDE is to give college students in the RI area an opportunity to engage in the arts and our main focus is on theatre. All of our performers during the school year are college students.
RI SALT
Rhode Island Shakespeare Company The Rhode Island Shakespeare Company
We have been performing summer Shakespeare outdoors for 8 years, in such venues as Newport Vineyards, Sakonnet Vineyards, and venues in Mass. We specialize in comedies, and don’t believe in taking ourselves (or you) too seriously.
Rhode Island Stage Ensemble
Sky Punch Improv
Sleeping Weazel
We explore and engage novel approaches to developing, presenting, and exhibiting new art—multimedia theatre, interdisciplinary installations, performance events, music, poetry, and video/audio.
Strange Attractor
We create inviting and unexpected performances that challenge the popular conception of live theatre while engaging new audiences with original, high-caliber, physically devised work in Providence, RI, Juneau, AK, and Philadelphia, PA.
Swamp Meadow Community Theatre
We are a non-profit organization seeking to draw together people from central and northwest RI, northeast CT, and south central MA to produce quality, community celebratory, family oriented live theatre.
Sweet Little Variety Show
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Trinity Repertory Company
Since our founding in 1963, we have been one of the most respected regional theaters in the country. Featuring the last long-standing resident acting company in America, we present a balance of world premiere, contemporary, and classic works.
TRIST
Since 1971, we have created new and interesting ways of telling the great stories and making the classics immediate, understandable to a wide variety of spectators. We are back after a 15-year hiatus with our entertaining brand of Shakespeare.
Urban Coastal Dance
The Wilbury Group
We are an ever-evolving collaboration of artists committed to creating the highest quality professional theatre, producing award-winning productions of new works and re-imagined classics since 2010.