The Park Theatre in Cranston is officially under new management.

After dealing with financial challenges and suddenly closing the doors on the theatre in September, its co-owner Ed Brady is thrilled to reopen the historic Park Theatre and reignite the performing arts in Cranston.

Spectacle Live will begin managing and programming the Park Theatre & Event Center immediately and is ready to offer concerts, theatre, comedy, and events to the community.

“We are incredibly excited the team at Spectacle Live will be operating our historic 100-year-old community theatre here in Cranston, RI,” said Brady. “This announcement marks a significant step towards revitalizing the cultural and performing arts landscape in Cranston.”

Who Is Spectacle Live?

Spectacle Live is the largest independent concert-promoting and venue management company in New England. Founded in 2012, Spectacle Live aims to provide performing arts venues with expert services in venue operations, booking and programming, venue and event marketing, venue programming and operational management, consulting, and event production.

Thanks to Spectacle Live, the Park Theatre will be back on the radar for traveling acts and events.

“The Spectacle Live team is excited to be a part of the next chapter of the historic Park Theatre, and we appreciate all the efforts of Park Theatre owners Ed Brady and Jeff Quinlan in working with us to craft an agreement that will allow the Park Theatre to thrive for many years to come,” said the founder and president Pete Lally.

The park’s sudden closure in 2023 left many ticket buyers wondering if they would get their money back for shows that were abruptly canceled. Brady has kept his word on repaying every ticket buyer and says he will continue to write checks until every person affected is repaid.

Brady and Spectacle Live are ready to roll up their sleeves and breathe new life into the historic Park Theatre.

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