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Top Theater & Performing Arts Venues

Where to See Live Performances & Shows in the Orlando Area

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Looking for Orlando area venues that feature live performance plays & shows. Central Florida has a wonderful selection of performing arts venues, everything from the Broadway Series to local productions.

1. BROADWAY SERIES

National touring performances from the Broadway Series are performed each season at the Orlando Centroplex in Downtown Orlando. Season tickets as well as individual show tickets are available through ticket master.

Schedule of shows for the Broadway Series Downtown Orlando.

2. GARDEN THEATER

The Garden Theatre in Winter Garden offers an entertainment experience unique to West Orange County. The original 1935 theater has been renovated into a new performing arts venue offering theater, dance, music, movies and education.

Schedule of shows at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden, FL.

3. MAD COW THEATER

Respected and professional downtown theatre that presents compelling works of theatre for a wide-range of audiences. With a passion for both classic and contemporary plays representing the best of American and World literature. Host for the annual 18 day Cabaret Festival.

Schedule of shows at the Mad Cow Theater Downtown Orlando.

4. ORLANDO SHAKESPEARE THEATER

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The Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Theater is a Professional Theatre in Partnership with UCF. Performances are held at the newly renovated theater in the Loch Haven Cultural Campus.

Schedule of shows for the Orlando Shakespeare Theater at Loch Haven Park in Orlando.

5. ORLANDO REPERTORY THEATRE

The Children's Theatre provides family-oriented performances based on classic and contemporary literature appropriate for children, families, and educators.

Schedule of shows at the Orlando Rep Theatre in Loch Haven Park, Orlando.

6. PLAZA THEATRE

The best in family entertainment. Live theatrical performances or classical shows and plays, Christian based performances, musicals and comedy all at the conveniently located theater on Colonial Drive.

Schedule of shows at the Plaza Theatre in Orlando.

7. THEATRE DOWNTOWN

Opened in 1989, the Downtown Theater brings a unique blend of professionalism, experience, and dedication to the downtown area through a unique selection of plays and artists.

Schedule of shows at the Theatre Downtown Downtown Orlando.

8. SANDS THEATER

Small home town theater in DeLand offering classes and a nice selection of seasonal plays. The Sands Theater has been entertaining the community with live performances for over 25 years with as many as 17 shows per season.

Schedule of shows at the Sands Theater in DeLand.

9. WAYNE DENSCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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A historic theater that has had many different names and has entertained thousands since it first opened in 1922. As Sanford's premier entertainment venue, the Wayne Densch center offers music, plays and many forms of live entertainment.

Schedule of shows for the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center Downtown Sanford.

10. WINTER PARK PLAYHOUSE

Started in July of 2001, the Winter Park Playhouse is Orlando's professional musical theater.  Conveniently located on Orange Avenue in Winter Park, the theater offers first rate musicals along with special events and perfromances throughout the year. 

Schedule of shows for the Winter Park Playhouse in Winter Park.

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