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Where Creativity And Culture Collide

The same ideals of creativity and innovation that rank Orlando’s theme parks among the best in the world overflow to the surrounding community, making this a haven for artists and performers. Orlando is also home to hundreds of museums, galleries, theatres, gardens and historic homes.

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Named one of Travel + Leisure magazine’s “25 New Tourist Attractions Worth Adding to Your Bucket List”, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a brand new premiere destination for world-class arts, culture and entertainment. The Center presents everything from Broadway to comedy and educational programs to outdoor festivals.

Orlando Ballet

Orlando Ballet is internationally renowned under the artistic direction of Robert Hill.

Orlando Repertory Theatre

Orlando Repertory Theatre is the only professional theatre for young audiences in the state of Florida.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater

In Loch Haven Park, Orlando’s “Cultural Corridor,” Orlando Shakespeare Theater delights audiences with classic and contemporary

Learn about Central Florida Community Arts

Central Florida Community Arts

A nonprofit arts organization home to 400 community choir members, a 155-member community orchestra, a full children and youth arts program.

Learn about the Orlando Philharmonic

Orlando Philharmonic

The third oldest continuously operating Bach Festivals in the United States.

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Theatre & Performing Arts

From the intimate Orlando Repertory Theatre and Mad Cow Theatre to the Broadway Across America Orlando series, the entertainment options are endless.

Wayne Densch

Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center

One of the oldest theaters in the nation, this Sanford theater was completed in 1923.

Timucua Arts Foundation

Timucua Arts Foundation

The Timucua Arts Foundation was created by Benoit Glazer and Elaine Corriveau, who began organizing concerts in their home. Their home now includes a 100-seat concert hall at its heart, hosting over 100 events each year.

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Museums & Galleries

From exclusive art collections at the Alfond Inn to the many public art galleries in the City of Orlando, the region’s vibrant arts community is well-represented in both historic and contemporary galleries.

City of Orlando’s Public Art

Large art installations are displayed in highly trafficked areas around the downtown Orlando area to reflect the character of the vibrant arts community.

Orlando Museum of Arts

Founded in 1924, the Orlando Museum of Art is a leading cultural institution in the region.

Osceola Center for the Arts

The Osceola Center for the Arts promotes interest and participation in the arts by offering events and programs that are accessible for everyone. The Center hosts five art exhibits in their gallery and produces a two-day art festival in downtown Kissimmee.

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Explore the inspired world of internationally acclaimed Czech sculptor Albin Polasek.

Arts for All Ages

There are endless opportunities for artistic inspiration around the Orlando region, anchored by a critical mass of arts in the downtown core.

CityArts Factory

City Arts Factory

CityArts is downtown Orlando’s largest collective of art galleries located in the historic Rogers Kiene Building.

Mennello Museum of American Art

Mennello Museum of American Art

The Mennello Museum of American Art works to create programming that delivers access to captivating American art of all genres.

Tiffany glass at Morse Museum

Morse Museum

Located in Winter Park, the Morse Museum is internationally known for its Tiffany Glass collection.

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Educational & History Centers

Orlando’s deep roots take shape at some of the finest historical institutions in the state including the Orlando Science Center and the Orange County Regional History Center.

Orlando Science Center

Orlando Science Center

The Orlando Science Center is where visitors can explore and discover science and technology together and home to exciting, hands-on exhibits, amazing giant-screen movies and engaging live programming.

Orlando Regional History Center

Orange County Regional History Center

Housed in a historic courthouse in the heart of downtown Orlando, the Center offers four floors of exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Central Florida’s rich heritage. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum also offers visiting exhibitions and a wide range of programs for families, children, and adults.

Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida

Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida is an organization dedicated to combating anti-Semitism, racism and prejudice.

Arts & History Museums Maitland

Art & History Museums Maitland

Just minutes from Downtown Orlando, the five museums that comprise the Art & History Museums – Maitland feature countless opportunities for visitors to experience hands-on history and fine art exhibitions.

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Festivals and Interactive Experiences

Orlando builds experiences for the rest of the world, so events and festivals here are a notch above everywhere else.

Enzian Theater

Florida Film Festival

FFF isis an Oscar®-qualifying festival, premiering the best in current, independent and international cinema held in Orlando’s Enzian Theater.

Zora Neale Hurston Festival

Zora Neale Hurston Festival

The Zora Neale Hurston Festival is an internationally known celebration of the cultural contributions that Africa-descended people have made to the United States and to world culture.


Fringe Festival

Orlando’s Fringe Festival is the oldest and long-running Fringe Theatre Festival in the U.S.

Immerse Festival


Produced by the Creative City Project, IMMERSE annually brings more than 1,000 artists from more than 100 arts organizations to the streets and public spaces of Downtown Orlando for a multi-day performing and interactive arts experience.

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Discover World-Class Higher Education

More than 550,000 students attend the Orlando region’s more than 35 colleges, universities, technical schools and private institutions.

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