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59 Main St
East Greenwich , RI 02818
"Main Streets Theater since 1926"
The Greenwich Odeum is an intimate venue where every seat is excellent. Our theater is situated on a quaint Norman Rockwell-esque Main Street, in a very safe area with a dozen (or more) nearby pre- and post-theater bars and restaurants. The Greenwich Odeum is a volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit.
For the last 90 years, The Greenwich Odeum (originally the Greenwich Theatre) has stood proudly as an arts and entertainment venue. Built in 1926, at the end of vaudeville’s heyday, The Greenwich Theatre originally played host to silent films and live performers eventually providing solely film based entertainment to patrons for over six decades.
Due to changing consumer interests, The Greenwich Theatre closed its doors as a single screen movie theater in 1990, re-emerging in 1994 as The Greenwich Odeum, a volunteer run, non-profit performing arts venue. With several seasons of successes and many seasons of closure due to lack of funding, The Greenwich Odeum failed to find the right footing to make the operation sustainable.
A sizable grant from the Champlin Foundations in 2011, along with a considerable amount of determination from community volunteers, provided the necessary boost to allow the Greenwich Odeum to once again provide quality arts and entertainment to the area. Thanks to an invigorated band of volunteers, the generosity of grant giving bodies and the support of its patrons, the theater today finds itself thriving.
We can't wait to meet you at our theater.