• An Evening with Ron White

    Lakeland, FL – Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon returns to The RP Funding Center with his new stand-up show on Friday, December 1 at 8 p.m. Having earned two Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, three of the top rated one-hour TV […]

  • A Spirit of Gratitude Choral Concert

    Featuring the FSC Concert Choir, Beth Gibbs, conductor We are grateful for so many things in our lives, and this concert is designed to help us remember our blessings and to express that gratitude through song. At the beginning of this Thanksgiving week, we ask that you join Beth Gibbs – and FSC’s Concert Choir […]

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

    Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Burt Shelove and Larry Gelbart Directed by Scott Cook; Musical direction by Shannon Schrumm Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent – and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, […]

  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze

    Lakeland, FL ― Cirque Dreams Holidaze the critically-acclaimed stage extravaganza that is a cirque spectacle …Broadway musical…and family show all in one lights up the holiday season with its 10th Anniversary National Tour returning to the RP Funding Center on November 17th at 7:30 p.m. Created by Cirque Dreams Founder and Broadway Director Neil Goldberg, Cirque […]

  • RAW TV

    RAW (Real and Willing) TV is a student-led talk show in which panelists explore their faith with tough questions and authentic answers. RAW TV is broadcast via multiple networks nation-wide and has been going strong for 21 seasons.  7pm & 9pm on each show evening, Sept 20; Oct 18; Nov 1, 15, 29; Feb 21; […]

  • Window to the East Orchestra Concert

    Featuring the FSC Symphony Orchestra, Kira Omelchenko, conductor Showcasing music inspired by – or written by – Asian composers, Kira Omelchenko and her FSC Symphony Orchestra present an evening of music which provides a glimpse into the Eastern Hemisphere, featuring works by Ivan Borodin, Claude Debussy, Takashi Yoshimatsu, and Tan Dun. In addition, music faculty […]

  • Art-i-facts Holiday (Nov-Dec) 2017

    Enjoy the on-screen edition of the November-December (Holiday) 2017 Art-i-facts magazine by clicking on the “Click to Read” text below.

  • Winter Wonderettes – On Sale Now! (Dec 1-17)

    WINTER WONDERETTES Presented by Wayne T. Fellows. Inc. The Wonderettes are back in a scrumptious musical confection of holiday hits! This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Happening but when Santa turns up missing, the girls must use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring […]

  • Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Report (AEP5)

    The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Study was conducted by Americans for the Arts in collaboration and partnership with the Polk Arts Alliance and the Cultural Arts Council of Polk County in 2016. Click the link to view/download the 2-page summary (pdf): 2-page infographic View/download the complete report (pdf) by clicking the link: FL_PolkCounty_AEP5_CustomizedReport. View a 2-page summary […]

Upcoming Events

Fri 17

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 20

Press Releases

Polk Museum of Art

Hurricane Update: Polk Museum of Art Will Reopen on Sept 17

Due to disruptions caused by Hurricane Irma, the Museum has rescheduled, postponed, or canceled several events: Polk State Day originally scheduled Sept. 7 is rescheduled for Sept. 19 Art Lab originally scheduled Sept. 9 is rescheduled for Sept. 23. VSA Student Reception originally scheduled Sept. 9 and rescheduled for Sept. 16 is postponed until further notice. The […]

TheatreWorks Florida and TheatreCares Announce Arts Access Pass

DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR VERY FIRST THEATRE EXPERIENCE? My name is Scott A. Cook and I am the Artistic Producer of TheatreWorks Florida. I remember my very first theatre experience very clearly. It changed my entire life. However, many families, friends and neighbors won’t ever be able to even answer that question because of their […]

IMMEDIATE POSITION: AUDIO OPERATOR – TWF 2017-18 SEASON

POST DATE: JUNE 23, 2017 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JULY 5, 2017 TheatreWorks Florida is now accepting submissions for an AUDIO OPERATOR for the first 2 shows of the 2017-18 season, The Marvelous Wonderettes & Winter Wonderettes. REQUIRED: 3+ years of working with all sound needs in musical theatre format; a love for 50s & 60s music; […]

TheatreWorks Florida Announces 2017-18 Season in Davenport

TheatreWorks Florida is thrilled and proud to announce their inaugural 3-show season at their new theatre venue, Davenport Community Campus – TheatreWorks Florida Theatre! We are bringing our award-winning professional musical productions to the community of Davenport, FL and are so excited to share the magic of theatre with Polk County and all of Central […]

Go Gatsby for a Cause

Night at the Museum 7:00pm, Saturday, May 20, 2017 Explorations V Children’s Museum The Jazz Age. The Mad Decade. The Flapper Era. The Roaring Twenties. There are many names for this time period, but they all describe the same thing- FUN and lots of it- the real “Bee’s Knees.”  No writer describes this age of […]

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494