Orlando Theater House - Performance Arts in Orlando


Are you looking for the best place either for supplying one's nourishment of the arts or just for sheer temporary escapism through viewing films or the performing arts? The city is a home to theaters that showcase Orlando's art gem.


Example of which is the Orlando Repertory Theater which initially started as the Orlando Little Theater in 1926. Before it became an institution of its own, it was first a part of the Orlando's Recreation Department and then merged with the Community Players in 1955 and again ensconced in Loch Haven Park in 1968.


By 1986, succeeding expansions was made throughout the years, adding offices, dressing rooms and workshop areas. The theater was again renamed to Civic Theater of Central Florida to Civic Theater Complex. Another 400-seat Ann Gile Densch Theater for Young People was again constructed in 1990.

orlando theater house - performance arts in orlando

The development of such a theater has traversed the challenge of time before its incorporation in 2000. The Orlando Repertory Theater was actually a merger between the Theater Program of the University of Central Florida and the Civic Theater Complex. The theater now strives to become a prominent structure not just nationally, but internationally as well. Productions in Orlando Repertory Theater includes Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Miracle on 34th Street, The Beloved Dearly, Little House on the Prairie , Winnie-the-Pooh, The Diary of Anne Frank , The Miracle Worker and You Can't take It With You among a long list of performances.The Repertory is also tied-up with the University of Central Florida's Master of Fine Arts in Youth Theater program, which is a three-year extensive program for professional artists that will dwell in the theoretical and practical training in theater for young audiences. The first two years of the MFA student will be spent at the Orlando Repertory Theatre while the final year is the internship period wherein the student will be sent to a variety of theatres throughout the United States.

From pure art, we jump to hardcore "creative science" via the East Princeton's Orlando Science Center, a non-profit Science and Technology Center. This is a way packaging science in the most innovative way possible, without saturating its essence. In this manner, science and technology will be appreciated thoroughly in our lives. This science center is an interactive learning hub housed in a 207,000 square-foot area. Considered as one of Science Center's wonderful assets is the 312-seater Dr. Phillips Cinedome, the world’s largest Iwerks domed theater that showcases a number of films and presentations. It also includes the Digistar II planetarium that emits 28,000 watts of digital sound. Documentary viewing has never been this exciting!

Visit other theaters in Orlando: Mad Cow Theatre in Pine Street, Cinemark Theater (also the home for CineArts: featuring the artistic side of film) in International Drive and Regal Cinemas in Waterford Lakes.