Performing Arts Centers and Theaters can be found in many Florida cities. Big cities such as Orlando, Tampa, and Miami have huge Performing Arts Centers that host touring broadway shows, orchestras, professional musicians, and much more. Smaller cities often have theaters as well where there local production companies, dance troupes, and musicians put on shows. Florida is also home to tons of historic theaters, many of which have been around since the early 1900s.
Coral Springs Center for the Arts is a theater that focuses on bringing arts of all kinds to people throughout the community. It has a theater for the performing arts as well as gallery spaces for the visual arts.
The Crest Theatre is a historic theater on the Old School Square in Delray Beach. It is the restored auditorium of the old 1925 Delray High School. It is a performance venue for touring Broadway shows, comedy specials, notable speakers, and musical performances.
The Dixie Theater celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013. It has been both a movie theater and a performing arts venue throughout its long history. In reopened after renovations in 1998 and has since served as a performance space and a rental space for private parties during the off-season.
The Florida Children's Theater is a theater in Fort Lauderdale dedicated to giving children ages 4 to 18 a play to perform. Founded in 1952, the FLCT, as it is known, is the oldest documented children's theater in the state.
The Gulfshore Playhouse is a small theatre in Naples where every seat is a good seat. It is a professional theatre that gives people an opportunity to work in show business while bringing the arts to a broad audience of supporters.
The Key West Theater is a historic theater in Key West. It is located in a building that was originally the 1st Baptist Church of Key West built in 1848. It has had many lives since then as a dance club and concert venue. Now it hosts music, comedy, and many additional local events.
The Mad Cat Theatre does small Productions and they also let small artists and bands perform at the theatre. If you live near Miami Shores and you are a new band or artist looking for a venue to perform email them.
The Martin Theatre first opened in Panama City 1936 as the "Ritz". The name was changed in the 1950s, and renovations in 1990 restored it to the fully functional theatre it is today. Catch many musical and theatrical performances here throughout the years.
The Orlando Shakespeare Theater is a theater that provides quality professional productions in partnership with UCF. It is recognized nationwide as an acclaimed theater. It puts on many Shakespeare plays as well as other shows throughout the year.
The Red Barn Theatre is a historic theater in Key West. It was built as a barn in 1829 and began a new life as a theatre in the 40s. Today it is still an important cultural landmark and puts on many plays and musicals each year.
The Ritz Theater and Museum is a performance and museum space in Jacksonville. Located in the historic African American community of La Villa, the Ritz aims to celebrate and preserve African American culture and art.
The Sarasota Opera House opened in 1926 as a multi-purpose Mediterranean Revival style venue. It was purchased by the Sarasota Opera Company in 1979, and has been the home to their performances and many others ever since!
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre was first built in 1965 to celebrate St. Augustine's 400th year as the oldest permanent European settlement in the US. It is located in a 16-acre section of the Anastasia State Park and seats over 4,000 people.
The State Theatre is a historic theater in Eustis which first opened in 1916 to show motion pictures. Today it is owned by the Bay Street Players, who turned the old movie theater into a thriving performing arts venue in the 1970s.
The Straz Center, originally called the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, is Tampa Bay's leading center for the performing arts. It has multiple stages that host everything from touring Broadway shows to orchestras to dance shows.
The Tampa Theatre is one of America's most elaborate movie palaces. It was built in 1926 featuring a romantic Mediterranean style so people could enjoy a beautiful environment while they watched the latest silent film. Today it is a not-for-profit foundation that hosts more than 600 events each year.
The Lyric Theatre was built in Stuart in 1926 as a silent film theater. In 1987, after years of being bought and sold it got a restoration turning it into a beautiful center for the performing arts center. Further restorations in 2014 completed the transformation.
The Mahaffey Theater is a downtown St. Petersburg theater that first opened in 1965. It offers quality performances of all kinds in a location that offers easy access to many other Tampa Bay attractions.
The Peabody Auditorium is a theater that first opened in Daytona Beach in 1949. Since then, it has hosted some of the worlds most influential musicians, amazing broadway shows, and world class orchestras.
Vam York Theater is a theater in Gainesville that has been housing the Gainesville Community Playhouse since 2006. The Gainesville Community Playhouse is one of the oldest community theater programs in the country, they produces their first play in 1927.
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota holds concerts, musicals, and plays year-round. Touring acts will often stop to play at the Van Wezel. Seasonal packages are available or individual event tickets.
The Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center was first built in Sanford in 1923 as the Milane Theater. It has since been through many restorations and renames until its final restoration was completed in 2014.