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Welcome to Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island

Located at 393 Broad Street in Providence


Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island connects, cultivates and engages community through the arts. We envision a vibrant, connected community engaged in discovering, exploring, and creating art, that nurtures the voices of artists of color and cultivates leaders who lift up our people.  

At SCCRI we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, background, or interest, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and most importantly, express themselves through different mediums of art.

Today, we are home to the following partner tenant arts organizations- The Cambodian Society of Rhode IslandRI Black StorytellersRI Latino Arts, the Laotian Community CenterProvidence Improv Guild, and a resident theatre company, the Wilbury Theatre Group. Collectively these organizations provide classes in dance, music, storytelling, improvisation, acting, and playwriting, as well as live performances, visual art installations, and live performance events. In addition, several of these organizations also provide social advocacy, cultivate cultural preservation, and support for individual artists.

For more information about our partner tenants click here or see our events calendar.

Our historic facility is also available for rent. SCCRI currently houses a 350-seat theater, a community space that can seat up to 150 people, a kitchen, and multiple rooms that may serve as classrooms, rehearsal spaces, studios, and offices. These spaces are all available for rent. *Please note that some of the spaces are not yet handicap accessible. Please email for more information.

To book an event at Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island, see our Booking page.

Your tax-deductible donation will help us build on and expand our cultural center.  



Find out about  Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island, why we exist and what programming we offer.

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