Founded in 1909 in Providence, RI, The Players at Barker Playhouse
is America’s oldest continuously running little theatre.

As Election Day draws near, many are seriously contemplating the candidates and State Referenda Questions.  The Creative and Cultural Economy bond, commonly known as Question 5, has received a great deal of press due to the positive impact this bond referendum would have on the arts, entertainment and recreation sector of the State’s economy.  The Players is a key component in Providence’s performing arts community, and would stand to benefit from the $30 million in matching funds for construction, renovation and improvements at arts facilities.

Yes on 5

The beautiful Barker Playhouse, originally built in 1840 as St. Stephen’s Church, is in need of abundant structural upgrades and improvements.  In order to preserve this treasured building, the Club’s heritage, and grow into the future, great funding is necessary.  Voting yes on Question 5 will support the entire arts, cultural and historical communities, boost the State’s economy and advance the strength of the arts in the region.   Please exercise your right to have a voice:  VOTE!


Blithe Spirit Opens December 5, 2014.

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Strictly Shakespeare at The Players

Tuesday, October 28th at 7:30pm in the Green Room!

For membership questions and information.

To Reserve seats for performances.

The Players – where theatre is “for the members, by the members.”

400 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903