The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing
Arts is a state-of-the-art performance and arts education center in the
heart of downtown Orlando. Named by Travel
+ Leisure magazine as one of the “World’s Coolest New Tourist Attractions
2015” and by Southern Living one of
the “50 Best Places in the South Now,” the two-block destination’s vision is
“Arts for Every Life.”
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a large
facility with multiple theaters, including:
- 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater
- 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater
- Seneff Arts Plaza
- The DeVos Family Room
- Other event rental spaces
A future expansion will include the Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat
acoustical theater and rehearsal space.
The Center boasts a full calendar of events, such as music,
Broadway series, comedy, corporate events, and children and family programs. It
is also home to the School
of the Arts, and performances by the Orlando
Ballet and concerts by the Orlando
For visitors coming to Orlando for the NAHB International
Builders’ Show® (IBS), here are a few opportunities to enjoy the Dr. Phillips
Center during your stay:
Tours: These are free 45-minute tours of the Center where you can hear the story of
each unique space and get a peek behind the curtain of this astonishing facility.
Tours are held most Saturday mornings, but you must register, as there is a
maximum of 20 guests per tour, ages 7 to adult.
The Broadway blockbuster Wicked will
hit the Walt Disney Theater January 11 – 29, 2017. This show is the winner of
over 100 international awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards.
Tickets go on sale October 21.
IBS brings together more than 1,400 industry manufacturers
and suppliers from around the globe to showcase their newest and most
innovative products, materials and technologies. The Builders’ Show will take
place January 10 – 12, 2017 in Orlando, FL. Learn more about the show and register
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