Parking & Directions

Theater Location

One Avenue of the Arts
Providence, RI 02903

(GPS users: You need to update your unit’s map software if address is not available. Use 83 Park Street to bring you to the I-95 side of The Vets) The Vets is located between Providence Place Mall and the Rhode Island State House and is visible from I-95 in either direction.

Directions to The Vets

From 95 North

  • Take Exit 23 STATE OFFICES exit bearing right.
  • Stay in the middle lane of the exit to continue straight through traffic light on to State Street.
  • At the next light, Smith Street (RT 44), turn right. The Rhode Island State Capitol building will now be on your left.
  • At the next light, turn left on to Francis Street. The VETS and the Avenue of the Arts Plaza will be on your right.
  • OR continue down the hill to the lights and turn right on to Hayes Street for the Providence Place Mall Parking Garage North Entrance.

From 95 South

  • Take exit 22A-C.
  • Continue around and turn right onto Providence Place. Providence Place ends at the stoplight.
  • Turn left on to Park Street. The Providence Place Parking Garage will be on your right.
  • At the next light take a right on Hayes Street for the Providence Place Mall Parking Garage North Entrance.
  • OR continue through the light up Park Street to the Avenue of the Arts Plaza at the front of The VETS on your right.

Where to Park

  • Secure paid parking is available at the Providence Place Mall North Entrance (Nordstrom side), directly behind The Vets at a rate of $2.00 for the first 5 hours. To exit the lot on foot, take the north elevators or stairs located at the rear of Nordstom to level “B” (Hayes Street). This will bring you to street level directly behind the theater. Proceed north up the sidewalk either side to the theater front entrance
  • Free parking is available in the State of Rhode Island lots on Smith Street.
  • On-street parking is available on Francis and Smith Streets.