• Beautiful- A Carole King Musical

    The story that inspired the soundtrack of a generation BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is coming to the RP Funding Center December 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM. The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry […]

  • Holiday Walking Tours

    Enjoy a holiday walking tour around Bok Tower Gardens, Monday-Saturday at 12pm and Sundays at 2pm. The walking tours depart from the Visitors Center and are included with admission to Bok Tower Gardens.

  • Christmas Wonderland

    Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular

    Start Christmas in style as Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable nostalgic journey in CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR, coming to the RP Funding Center Friday, December 20th at 7:30 in what is quite simply one of the most delightful and enchanting Christmas shows ever. Tickets go on sale to the public […]

  • TCHAIKOVSKY’S The Nutcracker

    FLORIDA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: TCHAIKOVSKY’S The Nutcracker Saturday, December 14, 2019– 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2019 – 2:30 p.m. Location: Branscomb Auditorium Adults: $25; Students (under 12): $15  Having just celebrated their 25th anniversary last year, the members of this exciting dance company, the Florida Dance Theatre (FSC’s dance company-in-residence), bring their classic holiday tradition […]

  • Art-i-facts Holidays (Dec 2019-Jan 2020)

    Enjoy the online full-screen edition of the Dec 2019 – Jan 2020 issue of Art-i-facts magazine by clicking on the magazine cover below. Or, pick up a print copy at the Central Florida Visitor’s Center on Hwy 27 in Davenport, Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, RP Funding Center, Lake Wales Arts Center, Polk County […]

  • Festival of Wreaths

    The colorful and unique wreaths fill the halls of the History Center through Dec. 13. The wreaths, decorated and donated by local businesses, individuals and organizations, are available for purchase through an online silent auction with proceeds benefiting History Center programming. Bids are accepted online until 5pm, Dec 12 at www.polkhistorycenter.org.

  • Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical

    Dec 6-15. Fri-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. Music written by Meredith Willson (The Music Man) based on the movie of the same name.

  • Coming Back Like A Song

    Fridays through Sundays,  Dec 5-22. A play about Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen and Jimmy Van Heusen. Written by Emmy Award-winner Lee Kalcheim (All in the Family). Visit the Theatre Winter Haven Website for times and tickets on specific days.

  • Spirits: Ritual & Ceremonial African & Oceanic Art from the Dr. Alan & Linda Rich Collection

    Exhibit is open from October 26, 2019 – January 26. Over the course of four decades, Dr. Alan and Linda Rich have displayed a passion for helping others, traveling the world and bringing medical care to those in need. With his profession as an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon and hers as an occupational therapist trained to […]

  • Acoustic Open Mic

    Third Fridays, 5-8pm. ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC hosted by Toni Brown & Ed Munson with Jacque Olesak Palomaki & Chip Newton. A unique and welcoming space to gather with and perform for other music loving spirits. Listeners encouraged. Bring a small dish to share, coffee and soft drinks provided.

Upcoming Events

Fri 13

Festival of Wreaths

December 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 13

Art Studio

December 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

News

Vet Voices: 2nd Highlights Presentation – Free!

“VET VOICES”: Highlights Presentation #2 • SAT JAN 19, 2019 at 2PM • FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! TheatreWorks Florida and the veterans of “Vet Voices” proudly invite you to a FREE public presentation of inspirational theatrical work created entirely by the vets themselves during their second 10-week session of workshops. Come share stories […]

South Arts Grants Newsletter

Click here to view the Fall 2018 Grants Newsletter.

GET READY TO “WRECK-THE HALLS”! The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical opens DEC 7-16, 2018

SHOW INFO & TICKETS: TheatreWorksFL.org  DAVENPORT, FL (SEPT 29, 2018) – For anyone that experienced last season’s outrageous sell-out of TheatreWorks Florida’s award-winning The Great American Trailer Park Musical, you already know that this holiday musical bash is about to “wreck-the-halls” with some “ho-ho-hos” and Keg Nog! Filled with some of Central FL’s most talented […]

October is National Arts & Humanities Month

No matter who you are or where you live there are many ways you can celebrate the arts this October. This is the largest annual celebration for the arts and humanities in the nation. #ShowYourArt2018 on Instagram @Americans4Arts – The daily themes are in the image at right. Visit one of many arts, culture and heritage-related events happening in Polk […]

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 […]

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