View Full Version : Orlando performing arts recommendations?

08-16-2012, 09:39 PM
I have a good friend moving from DC to Orlando for work. He spends a lot of time here in museums, attending theater and concerts, loves the philharmonic etc. Does anyone have any recommendations for good theater companies or concert venues in the Orlando area? I would like to get him a going away present of couple of tickets or a gift card so he can try some stuff out. I know they have a ballet company, but he's more of a theater/music guy.

08-17-2012, 12:32 AM
Here's a website with links to many of the major venues:

It's only a start on what's available in the area.

08-18-2012, 09:27 PM
Not too much variety going on here in Orlando, but most of the bigger productions (traveling companies, etc.) are at the Bob Carr Centre:

08-18-2012, 09:50 PM
Here's the Arts page from today's Orlando Sentinel to give your friend an idea of what's happening here:


08-24-2012, 05:50 AM
Having lived in Tampa for 7+ years, I'd recommend checking out all of Central FL- the arts scene (and almost ALL scenes) in Tampa are pretty top rate. And, it's only an hour, hour 1/2 drive to get there. Some things might be worth it! Orlando is a terrific place to be for entertainment and what not... So central to so many different cities in FL!