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    The Greenwich Odeum

    59 Main Street
    East Greenwich, RI 02818

    Phone: (401) 885-4000   |   Email

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    The Odeum building first opened in 1926 as The Greenwich Theater, built at the end of vaudeville's heyday. News clips at the time heralded the building as a vaudeville theater that would also show “picture shows.” It played host to all kinds of performances, eventually evolving into a movie theater full time. With the advent of multi-screen theaters, the then Greenwich Theater closed its doors in 1990, remaining empty for a few years as a...

    The Odeum building first opened in 1926 as The Greenwich Theater, built at the end of vaudeville's heyday. News clips at the time heralded the building as a vaudeville theater that would also show “picture shows.” It played host to all kinds of performances, eventually evolving into a movie theater full time. With the advent of multi-screen theaters, the then Greenwich Theater closed its doors in 1990, remaining empty for a few years as a group of volunteers set out to write the next chapter in the history of the building.
    Opening in the Fall of 1994, The Greenwich Odeum established itself among Rhode Island's premier performing arts venues. The tragic West Warwick nightclub fire in 2003 claimed the lives of 100 individuals, which resulted in a new, stringent fire code, as well as a daunting challenge for many establishments, including The Greenwich Odeum. As a result of the stricter codes and the subsequent costs to bring the theater into compliance, the Odeum closed its doors.  
     
    For more than a half a decade (2007–2013) The Greenwich Odeum lay dormant, nearly abandoned. A sizable grant from the Champlin Foundations, along with a considerable amount of determination, resulted in the Odeum once again reopening after a three-year construction period. Fire code compliant, more comfortable seating, and considerable excitement greeted the Odeum’s reopening on January 26, 2013. A new journey for this vintage vaudeville house has begun. We hope you will join us on this journey.
     



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    Parking Information:

    Contrary to popular belief, downtown East Greenwich has an abundance of free parking, and much of it is within a short walk of the Odeum's front doors.  Aside from plenty of on-street parking, there are a number of free lots scattered throughout the Hill & Harbor district.


    There is no accessibility service information available at this time.


     

    Technical Specifications:

    • Seating capacity is 410, with eight additional spots reserved for wheel chairs.
    • Stage dimensions are 20 feet deep by 40 feet wide and 18 feet high.
    • There is no wing space.
       

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