Heightened security measures have been implemented at The VETS to include Providence Police Details at all events. Please be advised that all bags may be inspected at the discretion of VETS security and/or the police officer on site. Items confiscated will not be returned. Please be advised that suitcases, briefcases, large bags, and laptops are not allowed in the building. Additionally, outside food and drinks are not permitted inside the venue.
There is no dress code at RI Philharmonic performances. Some
patrons wear elegant or business attire, while others dress casually.
Assisted Listening Devices
Assisted Listening Devices are available and free to use for all performances at The VETS. They can be obtained at the lower lobby Coat Room and require a
deposit of the user's driver's license, returnable upon return of the device. Questions and further assistance can be directed to a member of The VETS
staff. These devices are intended to assist only the listening quality of amplified speech and announcements.
During the Performance
Once a concert begins, please keep noise to a minimum. Please refrain from entering and exiting the hall while a performance is in progress. Ushers are
stationed at entrances and exits. If you must leave your seat, please proceed quickly and quietly to the nearest door, or ask the nearest usher for
assistance. Please note that you will not be able to re-enter the hall until a suitable break in the program.
All devices should be switched to silent mode.
Please applaud only at the close of a full piece of music. The program page lists individual movements for longer compositions and can help you follow the Orchestra's progress.
Use of cameras and recording equipment is prohibited at Rhode Island Philharmonic concerts.
Children at the Rhode Island Philharmonic
Children five years and older are welcome at RI Philharmonic concerts. Youth and Family Concerts are intended for students in kindergarten through grade
12. Children in grades 1-6 are encouraged to join the RI PHIL Kids Club for special discounted tickets and exclusive programs.
Smoking is prohibited at The VETS.
Restrooms are located on the Mezzanine and Basement levels.
Handicapped accessible restrooms are available on both the Mezzanine level and Basement level via the elevator.
Water fountain/Bubbler is located on the Basement level.
Coat check is located on the Basement level and is available at most concerts.
Bar and Concessions are located on the Main Floor and Mezzanine levels.
Ticketing and Program Information
Box Office Hours
These hours are subject to change. For today's hours call 401.248.7000
RI Philharmonic Carter Center
667 Waterman Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
1 Avenue of the Arts
Providence, RI 02903
Friday Concert Days: 3:30pm - Showtime
Saturday Concert Days: 4:00pm - Showtime
Gala Concert Day: 2:00pm - Showtime
How long is the concert?
Rush Hour Fridays: approximately 60-75 minutes, no intermission
Open Rehearsal Fridays: approximately 2 hours, including a 20 minute intermission
Classical Saturdays: approximately 2 hours, including a 20 minute intermission
Gala Concert: approximately 85 minutes, including a 20 minute intermission
Programming Before and After the Concert
Pre-concert talk: 7:00pm at The VETS before most Saturday TACO Classical Concerts
Post-concert Q&A: following most Saturday TACO Classical and Friday AMICA Rush Hour concerts
Enjoy a special buffet at the Renaissance Hotel, adjacent to The VETS, at 6:00pm on Classical Saturdays. Francisco Noya gives a pre-concert talk at 6:30pm,
then take your seat for the 8:00pm performance featuring Music Director Larry Rachleff and your RI Philharmonic!
RI Philharmonic Supper Club
$45 per person
Cash Bar Available
6:00pm ~ Cocktails
6:30pm ~ Pre-concert Talk
7:00pm ~ Dinner Buffet
To RSVP email: email@example.com
Deadline for reservations and cancellations is typically the Wednesday before each Saturday TACO Classical Concert.
What if I arrive late?
Whenever possible, late seating will take place during the first convenient pause in the program. Please be aware that there are some programs which make
late seating impossible. We encourage you to arrive at least 30 minutes early.
What if I can't find my tickets?
Lost tickets can be reprinted until 30 minutes prior to showtime.
To request a reprint, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
You will receive a confirmation message when printed and ready for pickup at the Will Call window.
Within 30 minutes of showtime, please visit the Box Office at The VETS.
Can I buy tickets or subscriptions at a RI Philharmonic Concert?
Yes! The Box Office is open before all concerts and during intermission. You can also call 401.248.7000 (M-F; 9a-4:30p)
Turning in tickets
If you are unable to use your concert ticket(s), we encourage you to donate them back to the RI Philharmonic. We'll send you a letter recognizing the
donation, and you can use that value as a tax deduction (to the fullest extent of the law).
To turn-back your tickets, please email email@example.com and include:
the name the tickets were purchased under
which ticket(s) you would like to donate
the address to which you would like the letter mailed
Making a Donation
Visit riphil.org/donate or contact Laurie Johnson-Carvalho at 401.248.7034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.