Southside Cultural Center
Crafts; Crafts: Ceramics; Crafts: Fiber Art; Crafts: Glass; Crafts: Jewelry; Crafts: Other; Dance; Dance: Ballet; Dance: Choreography; Dance: Ethnic; Dance: Modern; Dance: Other; Folk Art; Folk Art: Other; Folk Art: Puppetry; Folk Art: Storytelling; Literature; Literature: Children's; Literature: Drama; Literature: Fiction; Literature: Non-Fiction; Literature: Other; Literature: Poetry; Media; Media: Audio; Media: Film; Media: Other; Media: Video; Music; Music: Band; Music: Composition; Music: Instrumental; Music: Other; Music: Vocal; Theatre; Theatre: Acting; Theatre: Directing; Theatre: Other; Theatre: Technical; Visual Arts; Visual Arts: Illustration; Visual Arts: Mixed Media; Visual Arts: Other; Visual Arts: Painting; Visual Arts: Photography; Visual Arts: Printmaking; Visual Arts: Sculpture
Southside Cultural Center is a place where artists, educators, parents and students can come together to broaden and embrace the community through education and the arts.
Our vision is to offer a wide range of music, dance, theater, and visual arts classes and performances to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
The Southside Cultural Center building is a very unique venue that has a long history of community engagement since 1914; since then, the building has evolved for future generations to utilize the area for important community-based programs that improve the well-being of the general public. The building is a historic and monumental one that is enlisted on the National Historic Register as one of the oldest buildings in Providence, RI.
Over the years, the aging building has slowly deteriorated and caused alarming issues. Trinity Restoration Inc. was developed in 1998 in hopes of restoring and preserving this wonderful building to promote diversity, culture, and the arts to revitalize the surrounding community.
Trinity Restoration Inc seeks to do this through Southside Cultural Center, one of its non-profit ventures, that was created in 2008. Southside Cultural Center is a project that involves some new construction as well as the future use of renewable energy technologies to bring down the cost of operating the building and eco-friendly to the future of our environment.
Southside Cultural Center currently houses a 350-seat theater, a common area (Community Space room) that can seat up to 150 people, kitchen, and multiple rooms that may serve as classrooms, rehearsal rooms, studios, and offices.
These spaces are all available for rent. They may be rented for a few hours or for a long-term commitment if vacant. Early reservations are accepted, please call (401) 228-3630.
Our partners are very valuable to us! They bring diversity, talents and special events to Southside Cultural Center on a regular basis. Here are some of our current partners:
– Cambodian Society of Rhode Island (CSRI)
– Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA)
– Laotian Community Center (LCC)
– Providence Improvisation Guild (PIG)
– Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS)
– Wilbury Theatre Group (WTG)
– Sacred Journey Church (SJC)
We also welcome other new Virtual Partners!!