The old theatre and Montgomery Ward buildings have been combined to create this downtown arts complex which includes the theater, art gallery and office spaces located at 5 Canal Street.
The former United Theatre was purchased in February 2006. The former Montgomery Ward building was purchased in January 2009. These buildings and adjoining spaces are undergoing extensive renovation to create a multi-use arts complex. With the financial assistance of the RI Creative and Cultural Economy Bond and the Royce Family Fund, as well as many community partners, the Ocean Community United Threatre non-profit will become a regionally recognized performing arts center.