• Nature Meets Art Exhibit

    January 3-February 28, The Michael Crews Gallery showcases a special exhibit, Nature Meets Art: Photographs by Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and accomplished Photographer and Videographer, Mike Potthast. They share their views through the lens, capturing an amazing display of color light and intimate perspectives of Central Florida’s natural world. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10:00 […]

  • Musical Thrones

    Lakeland, FL— Fans of the most talked about show on television can now get their fantasy fix live on stage with the hilarious send-up MUSICAL THRONES: A Parody coming to the RP Funding Center January 23rd at 7:30 p.m. Composed by the hysterical mad men behind the long-running SILENCE! THE MUSICAL, Jon and Al Kaplan, […]

  • Presences: New Work by Yolanda Sánchez

    Through colorful passages of fluttering brushstrokes, Yolanda Sánchez translates the sensory experiences and transience of nature onto canvas and paper. Inspired by her investigations of the underlying power of eastern philosophy and art, Sánchez’s diaphanous, gestural forms encourage the eye to twirl and rest with each mark, evoking her training in dance and calligraphy. Through […]

  • Imperial Symphony Orchestra Presents: A Night at the Opera – Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”

    The Imperial Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Florida Southern College, is pleased to present this year’s annual Night at the Opera, Puccini’s delightful comic opera tale, Gianni Schicchi. Spinning a charming story based on greed, deception, and of course – love – the cast members create an unforgettable work based on an incident from Dante’s […]

  • Chicago: The Musical

    Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cell mate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest […]

  • Piano Keys

    Piano Concert

    The Harrison School for the Arts piano department presents their Winter Piano Concert on January 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the main theatre. There are several exciting two piano ensemble numbers being performed, opening with a transcription of the Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, J.S. Bach. Other ensembles include Flight of the Bumblebee, Rimsky-Korsakov, Champagne […]

  • Soup’s On With Chef Amy Freeze

    Enjoy a hearty ‘Farm to Table’ winter-themed menu, including soups, stews, a craft beer-infused dessert, and drinks. Reservations are required.

  • Ryan White, author – Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way

    Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett scuffed around New Orleans, washed out of the Nashville scene, and found refuge among the artists, shrimpers, and genuine characters at the end of the road in Key West. Music critic Ryan White describes how Buffett found his voice and eventually brought to life the song that would launch Parrot Head nation: […]

  • Painting of the Florida Historic Capitol (Courtesy of Dennis Campay, 2005)

    Call to Artists for Historic Capitol Exhibition

    The Florida Historic Capitol Museum invites resident Florida artists to submit works for an exhibition in the state’s Historic Capitol building. The theme Capitol Reimagined will be the focus of the show. New, emerging and established artists are all welcome to apply! Artists are asked to creatively reimagine a Capitol of the future. Applicants are […]

  • Art-i-facts Winter (Jan-Feb) 2018

    Enjoy the on-screen edition of the January-February (Winter) 2018 Art-i-facts magazine by clicking on the “Click to Read” text below.

Upcoming Events

Tue 23

Musical Thrones

January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 26

Lakeland Pro Rodeo: Extreme Edition

January 26 @ 8:00 pm - January 27 @ 11:00 pm
Feb 01

Paul Anka

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Press Releases

Oct 6-8: “The Marvelous Wonderettes” Rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma

DAVENPORT, FL (Sept 15, 2017) – TheatreWorks Florida has survived Hurricane Irma and although all original dates of “The Marvelous Wonderettes” had to be cancelled due to power outage, the good news is nothing can keep the beautiful Wonderettes ladies down! 3 new show dates have been scheduled for October 6, 7 & 8, 2017! […]

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 […]

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