Theatre at Artists' Exchange



Thursday June 17 - Saturday June 19

As one of the longest-running film, music and arts festivals in the country, the Southeast New England Film, Music & Arts Festival has established itself as one of the premier festivals in New England dedicated to giving life to independent cinema, music and art.

Thursday June 24 - Sunday June 27

Since 2006, Artists' Exchange has hosted the One Act Play Festival for the entertainment and enjoyment of the Cranston community. Short plays are submitted from local, regional, and national playwrights and selected by a panel. This years' festival will be held outdoors for the first time ever, and feature a performance by Firefly Theatre Company.

Theatre For Everyone

Artists' Exchange's Theatre brings quality theatre productions and programming to the community of Cranston; a community of all ages, ethnicities, and abilities.  We celebrate our love of the theatre with several in-house productions each year, from the annual One Act Play Festival, to the holiday favorite"A Christmas Carol," with our own unique twist, and much more.

In addition to our in-house productions, we are thrilled to also be home to resident theatre company, WomensWork, who produce incredible, professional plays throughout the year.  We also serve as a host venue to many local theatre companies and artists who may be interested in putting on a production.  

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. 

Give a man a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

- Oscar Wilde


There are two venue spaces available for rent for performances, or events: The Black Box Theatre at 50 Rolfe and Theatre 82. 

The Black Box Theatre can serve as both a traditional black box theatre, as well as thrust space, with stadium-style seating. 

For more information please see our Rentals subpage. 

Theatre 82 is our secondary venue of Artists' Exchange, and serves as host to both performance and instruction.  Theatre 82 is a very flexible black box space, and has been used in a multitude of functions. This space is complete with two downstairs dressing areas and green room waiting area.

Click here to view rental information as well as booking inquiries: 


Is your kiddo born to be a star of the stage and screen?! Check out our awesome catalogue of seasonal course offerings as well as our weekly theatre summer camps!  We have some phenomenal teachers and are so grateful to see familiar faces return each year!