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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.
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.
The third oldest continuously operating Bach Festivals in the United States.
Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center
One of the oldest theaters in the nation, this Sanford theater was completed in 1923.
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.
Mad Cow Theatre
One of Orlando’s most respected professional theatre companies
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.
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.
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
The Mennello Museum of American Art works to create programming that delivers access to captivating American art of all genres.
Located in Winter Park, the Morse Museum is internationally known for its Tiffany Glass collection.
Cornell Fine Arts Museum
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum is located on the Rollins College campus and is the only teaching museum in the greater Orlando area.
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
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.
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
The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida is an organization dedicated to combating anti-Semitism, racism and prejudice.
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.
Festivals and Interactive Experiences
Orlando builds experiences for the rest of the world, so events and festivals here are a notch above everywhere else.
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
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.
Orlando’s Fringe Festival is the oldest and long-running Fringe Theatre Festival in the U.S.
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.
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.