Orlando is also known as the ‘Theme Capital of the World’, is a paradise for theatre and performing art enthusiasts. It has a panorama of theatrical and performing arts events to offer. Be it hosting dinner theatre to being home to various centers of excellence in theatre, performing arts and community theatre, you name it and you’ll find it in Orlando.
Orlando’s theatre and performing art scene makes it among the topmost must visit places. It not only hosts performances of different genre of music such as Rock. Reggae, Hip Hop and Metal etc., but also showcases productions of professional, semi-professional and amateurs Orlando’s theatre groups like the Orlando Shakespeare theatre. The Orlando Shakes as it is popularly known as is the most sort after professional equity theater in Orlando providing a world-class experience to its audience apart from offering education in theatre for several community theatre groups and performing arts’ aspirants. It hosts the Harriet lake festival to showcase new play every spring.
Orlando is also home to Dr. Phillips Centre for Performing Art. The center has replaced the classic Bob Carr Theatre in Florida, Orlando downtown. The Phillip Centre has a large 2700 occupancy amplified hall called Walt Disney Theatre. It also houses, a 300 seater, Pugh theatre for Broadway shows and classic play events. The Walt Disney theatre hosts some of the very popular Orlando’s Broadway shows around the year like Anastasia. Another interesting platform is the Orlando Repertory Theatre that opened as Orlando Little Player under Orlando’s Recreation Department. The Rep as it is popularly known caters to young and family audience, it is meant to entertain and engage young children and adults.
One cannot overlook the very distinct gastronomic experience Orlando hosts for its visitors across International Drive. Orlando Dinner Theaters are the best place for food and art. Be it the English Titanic dinner Theatre, Pirates Dinner or the European Treasure Traven, each of them has a plethora of food and performing art combined. The Titanic Dinner theatre treats you in a classic, sophisticated manner as the first class travelers who witness the farewell dinner for Capt. Edward John Smith just like the magnum opus motion picture Titanic. Similarly, the Pirates Dinner Theatre is an adventure sail full of entertainment includes an acrobatic show, sword warfare and musical performance on board. For a European classic- rogue action-packed dramatic dinner experience, the Treasure Traven is also much sort after Orlando Dinner Theaters.
In and around Orlando city, community theatres have mushroomed- given the interest and enthusiasm of the community that lives within the city. Voluntary theatre enthusiasts, as well as professional artists, take part in various theatre ventures year after year. The Sonnentag theatre and The Bay Street Players have been playing and performing for long. Orlando also hosts a plethora of training and education centers for theatre and performing arts. Community Performing Art Centre, the Universal Performing Arts Centre, Art from the Heart are some of the famous excellence centers for performing art in Orlando for those who are wishing for a carrier in performance art and theatre.