Music & Theater
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If you’re looking for a fun alternative to the same old movie theater outing – whether with friends or family – take a look at our music & theater options. This area is full of exciting things to do, including theatrical productions and musicals.

Check out our venues below and add some magic to your days. Each listing includes a more detailed description of the venue and the events they host, as well as their name, address, phone number, website, and driving directions.
Amway Center
Amway Center

400 W Church St
Orlando, FL 32801   Directions

(407) 440-7000

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Get the best arts, music and entertainment value at Amway Center, where there's always an event going on to suit your taste. Sports? Check. Musical performances? Definitely. Family shows? Covered. From the Orlando Magic, to Elton John, to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, your entertainment buck stops here.

Amway Center is a multi-purpose arena and home to the NBA's Orlando Magic, Arena Football's Orlando Predators and MISL Soccer's Orlando Sharks.

The arena's seating accommodates up to 17,000 spectators for basketball games, but can also be rearranged to seat a few thousand concert-goers in a more intimate setting.

The Amway Center opened in 1989 with a performance by Bill Cosby. It has hosted a myriad of talented performers like Jimmy Buffett, Elton John, Billy Joel, Cher, Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith and a host of other legendary performers.

Family-friendly events are also a big hit here, with shows like Disney on Ice, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey's, Mannheim Steamroller and Blue Man Group returning to sold-out crowds.

Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group

6000 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819   Directions

(800) 258-3626

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Watch the masters of musical PVC pipes perform live on stage six nights a week. It's the Blue Man Group, who combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics into one entertaining and amazing show. They perform nightly at Universal Orlando.

Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

401 W Livingston St
Orlando, FL 32801   Directions

(407) 849-2577

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If there's a show worth catching, you'll find it at the Bob Carr Theater. The center is Orlando's crown jewel of culture, with touring Broadway shows, famed musical acts and don't-miss events and attractions. It's also home to the Orlando Ballet, Orlando Opera and Orlando Philharmonic.

The Bob Carr Theater is the cornerstone of the Orlando Venues entertainment complex, constructed in 1926 and flourishing throughout the years.

Originally known as the Municipal Auditorium, the venue got its start hosting grand-scale operas, stage productions and organ recitals. It even dabbled in the movie-house business for awhile, to the chagrin of neighboring competitors at the time.

In 1975, the venue was slated for renovation and expansion, transforming it into a world-class auditorium, theater and concert hall.

Today, the Bob Carr Theater is known to host some of the largest and most popular touring productions of Broadway shows. Famed cultural programs like the Orlando Ballet, Orlando Opera, Orlando Philharmonic and the Festival of Orchestras also call the Bob Carr Theater home.

Bob Marley's Kingston
Bob Marley's Kingston

6000 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819   Directions

(407) 224-3663

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Tour a replica of Bob Marley's Kingston, Jamaica home at "Bob Marley - A Tribute to Freedom." The Universal CityWalk celebration of Marley's music and culture includes artifacts, photos, and video clips in the open-air veranda and courtyard.

Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney's Hollywood Studios

351 S Studio Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830   Directions

(407) 939-2273

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Step onto a sound stage and view props, costumes and sets from TV and film at the American Film Institute Showcase at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park. Fun exhibits and attractions include "Villains: Movie Characters You Love to Hate."

Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra
Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra

401 W Livingston St
Orlando, FL 32801   Directions

(407) 999-7800

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Listen to up-and-coming musical talent at the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, considered to be one of the nation's premiere youth orchestras. The symphony stages a full season of pops, classics and special entertainment performances.

Mad Cow Theatre Company
Mad Cow Theatre Company

54 W Church St
Orlando, FL 32801   Directions

(407) 297-8788

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You never know what the actors will unleash during a production at the Mad Cow Theatre, an award-winning Orlando theater attraction known for its talented core of actors, directors and behind-the-scenes magic-makers. You'll enjoy both classic and contemporary plays on stage here, like "Speed The Plow," "The Laramie Project," "Sweeney Todd" and "The Fantasticks."

Mad Cow Theatre is a compelling organization on the Orlando arts scene. What began in 1997 as a two-show project has taken off into season-after-season of successful productions that showcase a cast of talented actors.

Because of its collaborative nature, the Mad Cow Theatre received the Golden Brick Award for outstanding contribution to downtown life. Mad Cow Theatre has also been named Best Theatre by Orlando Magazine for two years in a row.

The works presented by the Mad Cow Theatre appeal to all types of theatergoers. Here you'll find classic and contemporary plays from American and World Literature.

Past productions have included "The Cherry Orchard," "Speed The Plow," "The Laramie Project," "Sweeney Todd" and "The Fantasticks." The theater thrives on collaboration and creation, from crafting sets to holding in-depth rehearsals. The company has received numerous awards, including Arts Innovator of the Year by United Arts of Central Florida, several Umbrella Awards at The Orlando International Fringe Festival and Best Theatre Company from Orlando Magazine and The Orlando Weekly.

Orlando Ballet
Orlando Ballet

2211 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32804   Directions

(407) 426-1733

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Catch a spectacular performance of form and passion on a romantic date at the Orlando Ballet. The professional troupe includes a family series for younger audiences, the perennial Nutcracker and a host of other productions.

Orlando Museum of Art
Orlando Museum of Art

2416 N Mills Ave
Orlando, FL 32803   Directions

(407) 896-4231

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View the extensive collection of American art, African art and art of the Ancient Americas at the Orlando Museum of Art. The private, non-profit museum also hosts new exhibits like "Common Ground: Art of the American Landscape."

The Orlando Museum of Art has had one of the earliest head starts in collecting and presenting works of art to the Orlando area, since its inception in 1924.

Long considered to be a leading cultural institution in the region, the Orlando Museum of Art presents notable works, exhibits works of local, regional and international significance, and presents first-rate educational program.

In all, the museum presents 10 to 12 new exhibits each year and its members are more than 5,000 strong.

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

812 E Rollins St
Orlando, FL 32803   Directions

(407) 770-0071

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Listen to traditional and fresh performances by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, always on the cutting edge of interpreting the classics with a new twist. Enjoy experimental forays like "A Symphonic Tribute to Paul McCartney" and "My Favorite Things: Songs by Richard Rodgers" on your next romantic date here.

Orlando Repertory Theatre
Orlando Repertory Theatre

1001 E Princeton St
Orlando, FL 32803   Directions

(407) 896-7365

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The spotlight shines on the talented youth at the Orlando Repertory Theatre, where pint-sized audience members can experience the thrill of live theater with shows that are relevant. There's also a Disney-themed camps for kids from kindergarten through high school.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Orlando Shakespeare Theater

812 E Rollins St
Orlando, FL 32803   Directions

(407) 447-1700

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The play's the thing at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, a professional group that stages a full entertainment season each year. The roster of performances includes those penned by the Bard, with a liberal sprinkling of new scripts in the same vein as Shakespeare's stories.

The Orlando Shakespeare Theater started small, with two Shakespearean productions in 1989. Since then, it has grown into a driving artistic force in Orlando, bringing multiple productions each year that feature a cast of professional actors from across the country.

Based in Florida in Orlando's Loch Haven Park, Orlando Shakespeare Theater offers a subscription series of six productions, a theater for Young Audiences Series that consists of three productions, and a 10-day festival of new plays, called The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays.

The theater continues to grow, supported by a company of professional directors, designers and production and administrative staffs.

SAK Comedy Lab
SAK Comedy Lab

29 S Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801   Directions

(407) 648-0001

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It's all funny business at SAK Comedy Lab, a 200-seat improv comedy entertainment venue. The troupe puts on an all-ages comedy show and even holds improv classes for those of you who dream of stealing the spotlight.

The Plaza Live
The Plaza Live

425 N Bumby Ave
Orlando, FL 32803   Directions

(407) 228-1220

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Help rock the house at The Plaza Live, one of Orlando's most popular live entertainment nightspots. Trombone Shorty, Dr. John, Gallagher and Sick Puppies are just some of the performers who have graced the stage here.

The Plaza Live is steeped in Orlando history, and has served as the backdrop for live music, comedy shows and various performing arts.

The renovated '60s-era movie house has been converted into a family-friendly live theater.

Biblical themed performances like "The Rock and the Rabbi" and "David" have proved extremely popular at this 860-seat theater.

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