Ocean State to begin theater construction

Posted 6/1/12

WARWICK – The Ocean State Theatre Co. will begin construction this month on its new theater in Warwick that also will become headquarters for the non-profit organization’s staff.

“After years of working to fulfill our mission of offering year-round programming, all of the pieces have fallen into place just before our fifth anniversary season is about to open,” said Amiee Turner, OSTC’s producing artistic director, in a statement. “The timing couldn’t have been more ideal.”

OSTC begins its fifth anniversary today at the Theatre By The Sea in Matunuck with a production of Forever Plaid.

OSTC saw plans to open in East Greenwich fall through last fall. It was then that the new location, on Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick, a former Verizon Fios Headquarters that will be converted in a modern performance venue, was considered.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by October. The company anticipates opening with a December holiday production and producing a truncated 2013 season. Show titles and dates will be announced in the next few weeks.

“From the beginning we have been looking for a space to be a sister space to Theater By The Sea,” Turner said. “Theatre By The Sea is not a year-round facility. We feel very welcome already.”

The project is being financed by Pawtucket Credit Union.

PBN Hosted

Join PBN for the best networking event and party of the winter - January 15, 2015 - the Book of Lists Party at the Providence Public Library. Reserve your spot by December 31st and get a holiday gift from PBN!
  • Best Places to Work
    Enrollment is now open for the 7th annual Best Places to Work program. Winners w ...
  • Manufacturing Awards
    Applications are now being accepted for the 2nd Annual Manufacturing Awards. Dea ...
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
    Latest News