In Victoria Park:
The Parker Playhouse curtain rose for the first time in February 1967. One of Fort Lauderdale’s first permanent venues for performing arts, the neo-classical Playhouse, was built by Dr. Louis Parker and is managed now by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. This 1,167-seat fully equipped theater in Holiday Park brings the community together with performances, activities and educational programming. (Calendar of Upcoming Events below)
Since 1951, Fort Lauderdale's most traditional venue for art, independent and first-run film featuring the world's best popcorn! $6 bargain Tuesdays- all seats, all day! Dr. Frank N. Furter brings Transylvania to Victoria Park on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays of month for a midnight showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show (Current movie times and reviews on the left)
Empire Stage is an artist-driven collective that produces new and existing works for the diverse audiences of Ft Lauderdale, including the LGBT and Senior populations. We are committed to presenting dynamic works originating from both the New York City and South Florda theatrical communities. Located in Lake Ridge at 1150 N Flagler Drive, one block north of Searstown. Check out upcoming events at EmpireStage.com
Home of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) each year in November (Nov 6-22 in 2015). Cinema Paradiso's 200-seat theater is a year-round venue for arthouse films and other events. Located Downtown, just south of the tunnel, 503 SE 6th St. (Current movie times and reviews on the left)
Renovated in 2014, AutoNation IMAX Theater combines a five-story-high screen with a new powerful laser-aligned digital surround sound system, customized theater geometry, and new luxury seats to offer audiences The Ultimate IMAX Experience. Located in the Museum of Discovery across the street from the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (Current movie times and reviews on the left)
Ranking among the top ten most-visited theaters in the world, the Center presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 600,000 patrons. Overlooking the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, this premier performing arts venue hosts a wide variety of events including:
Broadway Across America Each year, Broadway Across America brings Broadway to Broward. First-run Broadway productions, touring shows, the best of West End London—all this, directly to Fort Lauderdale—directly to the Broward Center stages.
Florida Grand Opera One of the nation's elite opera companies since 1941, the Florida Grand Opera has long dazzled its audience with critically-acclaimed artists performing opera's finest repertory. Each season includes several Broward Center productions.
Gold Coast Jazz Society Now in its 14th season, the Gold Coast Jazz Society's subscription series presents concerts featuring jazz, pop and big band artists in the Broward Center's intimate Joseph C. Amaturo Theater.
Miami City Ballet The Miami City Ballet is a world-caliber company with a unique South Florida ambiance. You'll enjoy the 24th season of one of the country's most exciting ballet companies at the Broward Center.
Symphony of the Americas Bringing the best of classical music to the multicultural population of South Florida, the Symphony of the Americas presents a diverse orchestral repertoire at intimately scaled concerts with a wide range of international guest artists.
Calendar of Upcoming Events below: